Irish Film Institute -70MM SCREENING: QUEST FOR FIRE


Director: Jean-Jacques Annaud

100 minutes, Canada-France-U.S.A., 1982, Colour, Subtitled, 70mm

Nathaniel Mellors will introduce the film in conversation with Rayne Booth, Programme Curator of TBG+S. 

In partnership with Temple Bar Gallery + Studios, the IFI is pleased to present the 70mm screening of Jean-Jacques Annaud’s spectacular Quest for Fire. Selected by artist Nathaniel Mellors, this event takes place in conjunction with his exhibition, The Sophisticated Neanderthal Interview which opens at TBG+ S on September 4th.  A fantasy sci-fi comedy set in the Neanderthal transition, Quest for Fire has an epic, unmistakably post-Space Odyssey aspect.  Featuring an imaginary paleolithic language based on Inuit vocabulary and written by Anthony Burgess, the film employs an ancient setting as a lens for the present and is long overdue for reappraisal and critical acclaim.

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