FRENCH FILM FESTIVAL: ISMAEL’S GHOSTS

ARNAUD DESPLECHIN

Les fantômes d’Ismaël

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The screening on Sunday, November 19th will be introduced by the film’s co-writer Léa Mysius.

In Ismael’s Ghosts, Mathieu Amalric reprises the role of Ismael Vuillard, who first appeared in Arnaud Desplechin’s Kings and Queen (2004). Vuillard is now a film director making a thriller based on the life of his brother, whom he believes to be a spy. Ismael’s wife Carlotta has been missing for twenty-one years and is presumed dead. Now living with Sylvia (Charlotte Gainsbourg), an astrophysicist, Ismael’s already complex world is further derailed by the surprise reappearance of Carlotta (Marion Cotillard). Desplechin’s typically exuberant film was chosen to open this year’s Cannes Film Festival.

(Notes by David O’Mahony)

Director’s Note: Desplechin’s part-melodrama, part-thriller, part-comedy is a maze of possibilities told through virtuoso editing.

Opening film, Cannes Film Festival 2017

Screening as part of the IFI French Film Festival 2017 – November 15th to 26th.

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Packages €45 for 5 films. €80 for 10 films. (Both packages exclude the opening film. Available in person or over the phone: 01 679 3477.)

114 mins, 2017, France, Digital

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