Irish Film Institute -JUST A SIGH


Director: Jérôme Bonnell

105 minutes, France-Belgium-Ireland, 2013

Festival guests director Jérôme Bonnell and actress Emmanuelle Devos will be in attendance at the screening and will participate in a Q&A with David O Mahony of Access Cinema.

Taking an early morning train to Paris for an audition, actress Alix notices a doleful, English speaking man. Though they only have a brief exchange when he asks for directions, she remains intrigued by him. Unable to contact her elusive boyfriend, Alix proceeds to have a difficult day, though her initial anxiety passes and her trials prove to be liberating. She tracks down the man she saw that morning, and they make a connection.

Centred on a perfectly measured performance from Emmanuelle Devos, and with Gabriel Byrne an ever reliable presence, Jerome Bonnell delivers an affecting and humorous tale of a Parisian brief encounter with considerable class. (Notes by Michael Hayden.)

World Narrative Competition, Tribeca Film Festival 2013.

Director’s Note: Emmanuelle Devos is luminous in this wonderful portrait of a woman at a crossroads in her life, on a day when destiny takes hold.

This screening is in association with Alliance Française Dublin.

This film is showing as part of the Carte Noire IFI French Film Festival (November 20th – December 1st, 2013).

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