Wednesday, November 4, 2009


This year’s IFI French Film Festival 2009 will start with the latest film from Jean-Pierre Jeunet (Delicatessen, Amelie), MICMACS, an absolutely wonderful comedy-satire surely destined to be one of the biggest French films of 2010, before closing on the 29th November with Around A Small Mountain, the latest film from legend of the French New Wave, Jacques Rivette - an appropriate way to end things in this the 50th anniversary of the movement.

We’ll be taking a retrospective look at the work of comedy genius Jacques Tati, with a 70mm screening of PlayTime; a programme of short films; a digitally restored version of Mr Hulot’s Holidays; and a fascinating new documentary looking at his life and career. Followed by a panel discussion looking at the legacy of Jacques Tati.

Fans of documentary should take a look at Michel Gondry’s delicate, touching film examining the life of his aunt, The Thorn In My Heart, and Serge Bromberg’s stunning Henri-George Clouzot’s Inferno, a brilliant examination of Clouzot’s legendary unfinished film featuring newly discovered footage.

Irish Premieres of work will included: Claude Chabrol, André Téchiné, Christophe Honoré, Jacques Audiard and Benoît Jacquot to name but a few.

Thursday 19 - Sunday 29 November 2009
Full programme available here

Irish Film Institute, 6 Eustace Street, Temple Bar, Dublin 2

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