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Film ‘Betty’ in Meeting Point Cinema

On 12 March, Tuesday, at 8 p.m. film ‘Betty’ by Claude Chabrol and starring Marie Trintignant, Stéphane Audran, Jean-François Garreaud will be shown at Meeting Point Cinema in Sarajevo as the part of presenting the French New Wave.

The film talks about Betty (Marie Trintignant), a young alcoholic woman, who is caught cold while cheating on her bourgeois husband. Wasting no time, he and his family arrange a quick divorce settlement, ousting her from home and keeping her away from the two children the couple have. One night she ends up in a restaurant called Le Trou (The Hole), where she meets Laure (Stéphane Audran), an older woman, an alcoholic herself. Laure decides to take care of Betty after hearing the heart-breaking stories of her being a victim of a rich and ruthless society. Betty receives care and friendship from Laure, who’s in a relationship with Mario (Jean-Francois Garreaud), the restaurant’s owner. The envy toward Laure for Mario grows each day and will drive Betty to artfully contrive the means to conquer her new friend’s lover. Laure realizes she has made a mistake by trusting her new friend and things soon begin to tremble between them. Betty’s true colours are now visible and she sees her life at a point of no return, as she selfishly stomped on the last chance she had been given to be a better person.

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