The Carte Noire IFI French Film Festival has two contemporary debut features among its line-up today with films from Abdellatif Kechiche and Shalimar Preuss. They are in good company alongside a screening of Jacques Demy’s 1961 feature debut Lola and Xavier Dolan’s latest film, always something to look forward to. The day began with Marc Lavoine and Julie Depardieu’s charming animation Ma maman est en Amérique, elle a rencontré Buffalo Bill
Sunday, 24th November 2013:
Ma maman est en Amérique, elle a rencontré Buffalo Bill
Six-year-old Jeanis is going to big school for the first time and has to get used to the very strict teacher.
Blame It On Voltaire (La faute à Voltaire)
Abdellatif Kechiche’s 2000 debut film is an account of an illegal immigrant’s adventures in Paris.
Jacques Demy’s 1961 debut feature follows six people in the south of France as they pursue their fantasies. The film was restored and re-released by Demy’s widow, French filmmaker Agnès Varda.
Dr. Douglas Smith will introduce this screening.
My Blue-Eyed Girl (Ma belle gosse)
Shalimar Preuss’ first feature centres on Maden, a young woman on holiday with her family who has become smitten with a prison inmate.
Tom at the Farm (Tom à la ferme)
Xavier Dolan’s psychological thriller based on a play written by Michel Marc Bouchard follows Tom, a young advertising copywriter, who travels to the country for a funeral. Once there, he’s shocked to find out no one knows who he is.
Tickets for all IFI French Film Festival films are on sale now at the IFI Box Office on 01 679 3477 and can also be booked on www.ifi.ie where you can find full details for all the films screening at the Carte Noir IFI French Film Festival, which runs 20th November – 1st December, 2013.