Carte Noire IFI French Film Festival: Friday Preview


Blue is the Warmest Colour

The Carte Noire IFI French Film Festival continues today with a fine selection of films and a chance for audiences to meet with actors and directors. Festival guest Arnaud Desplechin presented a Masterclass: Working with Actors earlier today to kick proceedings off in style. Desplechin won the Jean Vigo Short Film Prize with his directorial debut, The Life of the Dead (1991). Since then, he has directed seven features and one documentary. He will also take part in several Q&As during the festival, including later this evening after the screening of his 2008 comedy-drama film A Christmas Tale (Un conte de Noël).

Friday, 22nd November 2013


A Christmas Tale (Un conte de Noël)

Catherine Deneuve stars as the  matriarch of the troubled Vuillard family, who come together at Christmas after she learns she needs a bone marrow transplant from a blood relative.

Arnaud Desplechin will take part in a post-screening Q&A hosted by filmmaker Michael Kinirons.



Blue is the Warmest Colour (La vie d’Adèle)

Acclaimed French filmmaker Abdellatif Kechiche’s latest film, based on Julie Maroh’s graphic novel, was the sensation of this year’s Cannes Film Festival.



Domestic Life (La vie domestique)

An adaptation of Rachel Cusk’s 2006 novel, Domestic Life follows Juliette, a newcomer into the residential suburb of the Paris, who begins to feel the noose of domestic obligations and household chores slowly tightening around her neck.

Emmanuelle Devos will be in attendance at the screening and will participate in a Q&A.


Tickets for all Carte Noir IFI French Film Festival films are on sale now at the IFI Box Office on 01 679 3477 and can also be booked on where you can find full details for all the films screening at the festival, which runs 20th November  – 1st December, 2013.



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