2018 IFI French Film Festival

The 2018 IFI French Film Festival will run for twelve days at the IFI from Wednesday 14th to Sunday 25th November. Featuring 19 Irish premières, the festival will welcome special guests Cédric Kahn, Claire Burger, Andréa Bescond, and Eric Métayer. Tickets are now on sale from www.ifi.ie/frenchfest.

Highlights of this year’s festival include Cannes favourite Girl, directed by Lukas Dhont, Agnès Jaoui’s Place publique, Christophe Honoré’s Sorry Angel, Gilles Lellouche’s delightful swimming comedy Sink or Swim, and Camille Vidal-Naquet’s Sauvage.

The festival will open on Wednesday 14th with a Gala Screening of Claire Burger’s moving family drama Real Love; the IFI is delighted to welcome Claire Burger to the festival for an opening night Q&A. The festival will close on Sunday 25th with the Irish première of Mia Hansen-Løve’s latest film, Maya, which centres on a stricken war photographer who returns to India where he spent part of his childhood.

Acclaimed writer-director-actor Cédric Kahn, most recently seen in Paweł Pawlikowski’s Cold War, will visit the festival with his latest film The Prayer. This stunning new work follows 22-year-old Thomas (Anthony Bajon, Best Actor at this year’s Berlin Film Festival) as he joins a community of reformed drug addicts living in isolation in the mountains. Kahn will also give a Masterclass on Saturday 17th at 13.00 in association with Screen Training Ireland, and introduce a screening of his critically acclaimed 2001 film Roberto Succo.

Speaking about this year’s programme, Festival Director Marie-Pierre Richard commented, ‘The IFI once again brings a rich and eclectic mix of French cinema to Dublin with highlights from the Berlin, Cannes, Locarno, Venice, and Toronto film festivals. These films bear witness and bring insights of our times, showing through fiction or documentary works a cinema that is vibrant and alive, audacious, engaging, and richly visual. The programme includes poignant portraits of family and individuals, men and women facing many challenges in their daily life, dealing with social injustice, migration, gender inequality and issues, prostitution, sexual abuse, and young people looking for their place in an increasingly fragmented world.’

Also scheduled to appear at the festival are directors Andréa Bescond and Eric Métayer, who will present their award-winning new film Little Tickles. In the film, Bescond takes the lead as Odette, a professional dancer who comes to realise that she was sexually abused as a child by a family friend. The film, which screened in the Un Certain Regard section of this year’s Cannes Film Festival, is an imaginatively conceived exploration of childhood trauma.

Notable other films to screen from this year’s Cannes programme include: Girl, Lukas Dhont’s Queer Palme-winning story of a gender non-conforming aspiring ballerina; Stéphane Brizé’s At War, an urgent and topical film which portrays the battle of a group of workers when their profitable factory is shut down; Guillaume Senez’s Our Struggles features Romain Duris as a father battling to raise his children when his wife leaves the family home; Sauvage, Camille Vidal-Naquet’s visceral portrait of a rent boy on the streets of Strasbourg; Sorry Angel, Christophe Honoré’s vibrant queer drama focusing on a burgeoning relationship in 1990s Paris; and Yann Gonzalez’s Knife + Heart, a stylish 1970s-set thriller starring Vanessa Paradis as a low-rent pornographer.

To tie-in with the 50th anniversary of the May 1968 protests, the festival is delighted to screen the full three-hour version of Chris Marker’s seminal documentary A Grin Without A Cat. The film, a fascinating account of the New Left from 1967 to 1977, features many interviews with French Communist leaders, sociologists, and students. The Prague Spring is also chronicled, along with the rise of Salvador Allende, and the Watergate scandal.

Following on from the success of last year’s Jean-Pierre Melville retrospective, this year the focus will fall on Henri-Georges Clouzot with screenings of four of his best-known works: 1943’s The Raven, starring Pierre Fresnay as a small-town doctor who receives anonymous threatening letters; The Wages of Fear, the 1953 thriller focused on four men transporting nitro-glycerine 300 miles across treacherous roads; Les Diaboliques, a heart-stopping murder mystery starring Clouzot’s wife Véra; and The Mystery of Picasso, a 1956 documentary focusing on the work of the master Cubist. The retrospective is supported by Institut Français Paris and the Embassy of France in Ireland.

Other films screening over the twelve days include: Meryem Benm’Barek-Aloïse’s Moroccan drama Sofia; Emmanuel Finkiel’s Memoir of War, France’s official entry for the 2019 Academy Awards; School’s Out, Sébastian Marnier’s chilling thriller; Pierre Salvadori’s sparkling comedyThe Trouble With You; Philippe Faucon’s Amin, starring Emmanuelle Devos; a fascinating film-essay focusing on 1980s tennis star John McEnroe, In the Realm of Perfection; Matthieu Bareyre’s compelling portrait of youth 50 years after May 1968 Young and Alive; and Benoît Delépine and Gustave Kervern’s I Feel Good, starring Oscar-winner Jean Dujardin.

Finally, younger audiences will delight in our family screening of Clovis Cornillac’s Belle and Sebastian, Friends For Life, which will take place on the closing day of the festival at 11.00.

Tickets for the IFI French Film Festival are now on sale from the IFI Box Office on 01-6793477 and from www.ifi.ie/frenchfest. Multi-ticket packages are also available for 5 and 10 films, only from the IFI Box Office – terms and conditions apply.

 

 

 

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IFI French Film Festival

The programme for the 2016 IFI French Film Festival has been announced. Ireland’s largest celebration of French film, now in its 17th year, will run for 12 days at the Irish Film Institute (IFI) from Wednesday, November 16th to Sunday, November 27th. This year’s programme features 23 Irish premieres, will be packed with special guests including Gustave Kervern, Benoît Delépine, Dominik Moll and Gilles Marchand, alongside a focus on French classics, including a 60th anniversary screening of Claude Lelouch’s A Man and a Woman.

Highlights of this year’s festival include the opening film, Justine Triet’s In Bed With Victoria, François Ozon’s period drama Frantz, The Unknown Girl from two-time Palme d’or winners Jean-Pierre and Luc Dardenne, and 2016 Cannes Jury Prize winner It’s Only the End of the World, directed by Xavier Dolan.

Speaking at the programme’s launch, festival director Marie-Pierre Richard, commented, ‘French cinema this year yet again reveals the a tremendous variety of filmmakers that we like for the strength and vigour of their work, the uniqueness of their films and the talent and energy they bring to cinema. We are honoured to have so many wonderful and distinctive directors as our guests at this year’s festival. Our programme is filled with strong personal subjects addressed with singular cinematic vision, and arthouse films with big star casts. This is cinema richly experimenting with form, style and storytelling, giving us films full of life, diversity and inspiration!’

Once again, the IFI  welcome a number of very special guests to the festival. Writing-directing team Dominik Moll and Gilles Marchand will present two new films: News from Planet Mars and In the Forest, alongside a screening of their 2000 smash hit, Harry, He’s Here To Help; co-directors Benoît Delépine and Gustave Kervern will present popular comedy Saint Amour starring Gérard Depardieu; actress Lola Créton will be in Dublin for the Irish premiere of Corniche Kennedy, while director Sébastian Betbeder will also present two new films, Marie and the Misfits and Journey to Greenland. Controversial military drama, The Stopover, winner of the Best Screenplay award at this year’s Cannes Film Festival, will screen with directors Delphine and Muriel Coulin in attendance.

Documentary highlights of the 2016 programme include a screening of Bertrand Tavernier’s unmissable epic A Journey Through French Cinema, while Cyril Dion and Mélanie Laurent’s César-winning Tomorrow examines projects looking to effect change on a social, ecological and economic level.

The stars of French cinema appear throughout this year’s programme with Gérard Depardieu also appearing in the odd-couple road movie Tour de France, Marion Cotillard, Léa Seydoux and Vincent Cassell all feature in Xavier Dolan’s It’s Only the End of the World, while legendary actor Jean-Pierre Léaud, star of Truffaut’s Les Quatre Cents Coups, portrays an ailing Louis XIV in The Death of Louis XIV.

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IFI French Film Festival Competition: Win tickets to Focus on ‘70s French Cinema

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Bringing the crème de la crème of French cinema to Ireland, and now bigger and better than ever, the IFI French Film Festival returns for its 16th edition from November 18th to 29th with a massive 35 screenings (including 16 Irish premieres), a national tour of key titles across Ireland and a stellar line-up of guests that include Palme d’Or winner and acclaimed director of Rust and Bone, A Prophet and The Beat that My Heart Skipped, Jacques Audiard.

Audiences can expect a superb programme of brand new French cinema at the IFI French Film Festival over 12 exciting days, including work from Emmanuelle Bercot, Arnaud Desplechin, Philippe Garrel, Guillaume Nicloux, Jérôme Bonnell and, Festival Guest of Honour, Jacques Audiard. There will be a focus on the 1970s with three remarkable films, and a retrospective on one of France’s most respected directors, Audiard, including a masterclass with the man himself. Those living outside of Dublin can experience the drama and thrill of the Festival also as a selection of films will tour nationally in collaboration with access>CINEMA.

Celebrating 16 years as the leader of French cinema in Ireland, the IFI French Film Festival continues to delve deep into this world-class film culture to bring new releases, classics and star guests to Ireland, growing year on year so that this Festival remains a vital part of the cultural scene both in Dublin and throughout Ireland.

As part of this year’s IFI French Film Festival the IFI have a focus on ‘70s French cinema with 3 features that were almost never afforded a theatrical screening, and are showing in 35mm

The Red Circle on Saturday 21st November 2015 at 13.30  

We Won’t Grow Old Together on Saturday 28th November 2015 at 13.00  

Serie Noire on Sunday 29th November 2015 at 15.30  

Grace à l’immense générosité des membres de l’lFI, nous offrons à l’heureux gagant deux places de cinema pour chacun des 3 films.

To be in with a chance of winning a pair of tickets for each screening answer the following question:

Who directed The Red Circle?

Email your answer to filmireland@gmail.com before 2pm Tuesday, 21st November when the Film Ireland Chapeau will select a winner.

 

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IFI French Film Festival Returns

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The IFI French Film Festival returns for its 16th edition from November 18th to 29th with 35 screenings (including 16 Irish premieres), a national tour of key titles across Ireland and a stellar line-up of guests that include Palme d’Or winner and acclaimed director of Rust and Bone, A Prophet and The Beat that My Heart Skipped, Jacques Audiard.

This year’s festival includes work from Emmanuelle Bercot, Arnaud Desplechin, Philippe Garrel, Guillaume Nicloux, Jérôme Bonnell and, Festival Guest of Honour, Jacques Audiard. There will be a focus on the 1970s with three remarkable films, and a retrospective on one of France’s most respected directors, Audiard, including a masterclass with the man himself. Those living outside of Dublin can experience the drama and thrill of the Festival also as a selection of films will tour nationally in collaboration with access>CINEMA.

Announcing the 2015 programme, Festival Director Marie-Pierre Richard said “We are honoured to have Jacques Audiard as our guest; to screen the work of wonderfully talented filmmakers including Emmanuelle Bercot, Stéphane Brizé, Arnaud Desplechin, Joachim Lafosse, Philippe Garrel, Guillaume Nicloux; new works from emerging filmmakers Thomas Bidegain, Simon Rouby, Thomas Salvador; and thrilled to have the rare opportunity to present seminal classics from Maurice Pialat, Alain Corneau and Jean-Pierre Melville.”

Further details and tickets are available  at www.ifi.ie/frenchfest or at the IFI Box Office on 01 679 3477. 

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Carte Noire IFI French Film Festival: Saturday Preview

 

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The penultimate day of the Carte Noire IFI French Film Festival begins with a second screening of Marc Lavoine and Julie Depardieu’s charming animation Ma maman est en Amérique, elle a rencontré Buffalo Bill. 

Agnès Varda’s Documenteur screens in the afternoon alongside France-based Irish artist John Lalor’s Incident Urbain 

Catherine Deneuve plays a woman who chooses one last shot at love over a lifetime of regret in On My Way, followed by a Q&A with director Emmanuelle Bercot.

Thierry de Peretti’s Les Apaches tells the story of group  of teenagers whose antics lead them to  the hands of criminals.

And finally tonight, the ever glorious  Juliette Binoche stars in the French biopic Camille Claudel 1915 as a sculptress confined in a mental institution by her brother.

 

11.00

Ma maman est en Amérique, elle a rencontré Buffalo Bill

 

13.00

 Documenteur & Incident Urbain 

Artist Garrett Phelan will take part in a post-screening Q&A on the theme of working at the intersection of art and cinema.

 

16.00

On My Way (Elle s’en va)

Emmanuelle Bercot will participate in a Q&A with filmaker Conor Horgan after the screening on Saturday,

 

18.30

Les Apaches or (Société des Apaches) 

 

20.30

Camille Claudel 1915 

 

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.

 

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Carte Noire IFI French Film Festival: Thursday Preview

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The Carte Noire IFI French Film Festival continues today with a great chance to catch 3 films screened earlier in the festival that you may have missed.

The day’s screenings begin with Katell Quillévéré’s realist drama Suzanne, which portrays the relationship of two motherless sisters.

Next up is Going Away (pictured)Nicole Garcia’s drama about  a supply teacher and a lonely young boy who become unlikely friends. The film was awarded the Special Presentation at the Toronto International Film Festival 2013.

Finally Guillaume Gallienne’s Me Myself and Mum screens later tonight. Adapted from his own successful one-man theatre show, Gallienne’s film tackles his sexually confused youth and is bound to please its audience with its comic charm.

 

Thursday, 28th November 2013:

 

16.15

Suzanne

 

18.30

Going Away (Un beau dimanche)

 

20.45

Me Myself and Mum (Les Garcons et Guillaume, a Table!)

 

 

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.

 

 

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Carte Noire IFI French Film Festival: Wednesday Preview

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Wednesday’s screenings at Carte Noire IFI French Film Festival kick off with Guillaume Gallienne’s Me Myself and Mum (pictured). Adapted from his own successful one-man theatre show, Gallienne’s film tackles his sexually confused youth and is bound to please its audience with its comic charm.

Next up is Going Away, Nicole Garcia’s drama about  a supply teacher and a lonely young boy who become unlikely friends. The film was awarded the Special Presentation at the Toronto International Film Festival 2013

 

 Wednesday 27th November 2013:

 

18.30

Me Myself and Mum (Les Garcons et Guillaume, a Table!)

 

20.30

Going Away (Un beau dimanche)

 

Tickets for all the 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 www.ifi.ie 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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Carte Noire IFI French Film Festival: Tuesday Preview

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The Carte Noire IFI French Film Festival continues today with a role tailor-made for screen icon Catherine Deneueve playing a woman who chooses one last shot at love over a lifetime of regret, in Emmanuelle Bercot’s On My Way.

Plus 2 Autumns, 3 Winters, a stylish French indie rom-com from up-and-coming French writer-director Sébastien Betbeder.

 

Tuesday, 26th November 2013:

18.30
On My Way (Elle s’en va)

 

21.00
2 Autumns, 3 Winters

 

Tickets for all the 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 www.ifi.ie 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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