Garlanded with awards since its premiere in Cannes’ Directors’ Fortnight strand, including Césars for its leads, Les Combattants strikes a well-judged balance between the comedic and dramatic. To mark its opening we have a fantastic bundle of Summer DVDs to give away , courtesy of the film’s distributor Artificial Eye/ Curzon Pictures!


Following the death of their father, Arnaud (Kévin Azaïs) agrees to help his brother with the family carpentry business. A chance encounter (and wrestling match) with the sullen Madeleine (Adèle Haenel) becomes something else when the brothers are hired to build a pool house by her parents. Madeleine, who believes the end of society is approaching and that survival skills will be essential when that time comes, is fixated on joining the army to the exclusion of all else, including Arnaud’s initial, tentative approaches. However, when he impulsively joins her in signing up for a two week boot camp, a slow thaw begins. 

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 combattants competition summer dvds


Celebrating the release of Les Combattants, we have a bundle of  three Artificial Eye Summer DVDs to give away, including IFI favourites Blue is the Warmest ColourSomething in the Airand Goodbye First Love.

To enter, simply answer the question below and we will pick a winner on Thursday June 25th. 


Les Combattants won the Best Actress and Most Promising Actor Cesars for its lead performers in 2015. Their names are:

    A. Adèle Haenel & Kévin AzaïsB.Juliette Binoche & Jean DujardinC. Adèle Haenel & Kevin Spacey

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    Competition closes at midday, Thursday June 25th 2015. The winner will be contacted by email shortly after. Open to residents of Ireland only. (See IFI Terms and Conditions regarding prizes and competitions.) 

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