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.