Monday, November 15, 2010
It's giveaway day here on The Plot Thickens! The lovely folks at Sharmill Films have offered up tickets to this weekend's (Friday 19 - Sunday 21 November) advanced screenings of the delightful French comedy Copacabana.
If you're a fan of the stellar Isabelle Huppert, this film is a must see. I can also recommend reading Lynden Barber's wonderful interview with the actress from The Australian: Super Huppert.
Isabelle Huppert is Babou, the ultimate free spirit, an unemployed single mother living in the North of France with dreams of going to Brazil. When her by-the-book daughter Esmeralda announces that she is getting married, and that she is too ashamed of her own mother to invite her to the wedding, Babou decides to make some changes. She takes a dubious job selling time-share apartments during the off-season at the Belgian seaside, and surprises everyone in this surreal environment by becoming the model employee. But Babou inevitably gets in the way of her own success, and must decide how to remain true to her unique self while at the same time winning back the love and respect of her daughter.
Tinged with Samba-flavoured music, this bittersweet comedy features a truly memorable performance from Isabelle Huppert, teamed on screen for the first time with her real-life daughter, Lolita Chammah.
Australian release date: 25 November 2010
To win one of ten double passes to see an advanced screening of Copacabana this weekend, simply email me (subject: Copacabana) with your name and address. Winners will be notified by reply. (Only available to residents in Sydney, Melbourne and Brisbane - sorry).
Vite vite! Competition closes tomorrow!