French Film Festival 2008

The emphasis of this year’s festival is very much on new features, with a total of 20 Irish premieres, some of which have only just been released domestically in France.

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"Faubourg 36" by Christophe Barratier

Christophe Barratier’s new film "Faubourg 36" will open and be a new release at the festival.
There are three films which feature the wonderful presence of screen icon Catherine Deneuve: Après lui, Je veux voir, and closing film, Arnaud Desplechin’s dysfunctional family saga Un conte de Noël.

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Elsa Zylberstein

Undoubtedly one of the highlights of the programme is the screening of the restored French version of Max Ophuls’ masterpiece Lola Montès.

The French Embassy and the IFI are honoured to welcome three special guests from French cinema to this year’s festival.

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Jean Becker

Actress Elsa Zylberstein, who has recently charmed IFI audiences in I’ve Loved You So Long, will introduce her new film La Fabrique des sentiments. The much loved character actor Jean-Pierre Darroussin will present Robert Guédiguian’s new film Lady Jane, and veteran director Jean Becker will return to Ireland with his recent film Deux jours à tuer.

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Jean-Pierre Darroussin

- To see more French cinema at a discounted price a French Film Festival passport is now available for purchase at the IFI!

Download the full festival programme here!

French Film Festival 2008
11 - 20 November
Irish Film Institute, 6 Eustace Street, Temple Bar, Dublin 2
Info & Bookings: www.irishfilm.ie

Published on 21/11/2008

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