The IFI French Film Festival is set to return for its 19th year from the 14th to the 25th of November 2018, and we can’t wait to bring you the best new French cinema of the year with special guests and more.
Alongside this big screen treat, we’re also taking the opportunity to celebrate one of the truly great filmmakers of all time. Following on from our tribute to Jean-Pierre Melville in 2017, this year we’re presenting four films by the legendary Henri-Georges Clouzot that you won’t want to miss on the big screen.
The four films will be:
Saturday Nov 17th: 1943’s The Raven, starring Pierre Fresnay as a small-town doctor who receives anonymous threatening letters. Introduced by Dr Douglas Smith, Senior Lecturer, School of Languages, Cultures and Linguistics, UCD.
Sunday Nov 18th: The Wages of Fear, the 1953 thriller focused on four men transporting nitro-glycerine 300 miles across treacherous roads.
Saturday Nov 24th: Les Diaboliques, a heart-stopping murder mystery starring Clouzot’s wife Véra. Introduced by Tara Brady, film critic for The Irish Times
Sunday Nov 25th: The Mystery of Picasso, a 1956 documentary focusing on the work of the master Cubist. Introduced by Seán Kissane, Curator, Exhibitions, Irish Museum of Modern Art.
You can find out more about the full IFI French Film Festival right here.
The retrospective is supported by Institut Français Paris and the Embassy of France in Ireland.
The IFI is supported by The Arts Council