Mumbai: Beginning this December, NDTV Lumière and Little Italy ( Hyderabad ) in association with Budweiser will present World Cinema Wednesdays, a mid-week session of the best in world cinema followed by stimulating discussions. Seating and entry will be free at Little Italy.
Kicking off on Wednesday, December 17, World Cinema Wednesday will provide movie lovers with an opportunity to watch contemporary cutting edge world cinema. It will also present critics and film aficionados from different backgrounds a platform to share their views, opinions and thoughts on intriguing subjects. World Cinema Wednesday will hold movie screenings twice a month on every alternate Wednesdays at 8.30 pm.
Announcing the initiative, NDTV Imagine senior vice president new ventures Dhruvank Vaidya said "It is our endeavor to make world cinema available across all platforms whether it be theatrical releases, DVDs, a 24 hour TV channel and even ground events like these. We are delighted to commence this stirring initiative, World Cinema Wednesdays, wherein movie enthusiasts can spend a fun evening at Little Italy watching the best of NDTV Lumière World Cinema."
Vikas Passary owner Vikas Passary added "NDTV Lumière Film club is a very interesting way to entertain our guests as well bring like minded people together, who are otherwise scattered all over the city. It will be real fun to see the lovely world movies with a bunch of friends and family coupled with good wine and Italian food. "
World Cinema Wednesdays will commemorate its launch with the screening of the off beat romantic thriller, Read My Lips (2001). The triple award-winner at the 2002 César Awards Read My Lips was also awarded the Best Actress and Best Director award at the 2002 Newport International Film Festival.
Read My Lips is a neo-noir thriller about the unexpected relationship between a lonely, mousy secretary and a street-savvy ex-con. The story revolves around Carla Behm (Emmanuelle Devos) a shy, overworked, underappreciated receptionist/secretary at a Parisian property development firm. When she’s told to hire a secretarial assistant, she chooses an unlikely candidate, a handsome but coarse former thief named Paul Angeli (Vincent Cassel) who has no office experience. To compensate for her partial deafness, Carla’s learned to read lips – a skill which intrigues the criminally inclined Paul – and the tortuous, twisting plot revolves around how they complement and exploit one another.
World Cinema Wednesdays is open to all on a first come, first served basis.