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Book Tickets

Ticket deal: 5 films for €45 / 10 films for €80 available from the Box Office or on 01 679 3477.

On the 50th anniversary of May 1968, a period of civil unrest punctuated by demonstrations and general strikes, we are delighted to screen the complete three-hour version of A Grin Without a Cat, re-edited by Chris Marker in 1998 and 2008. Marker (1921-2012) distinguished himself as a globe-trotter, writer, photographer, multimedia artist, documentarian and film essayist. A Grin Without a Cat is a fascinating recounting of the key period of the New Left from 1967-77. As Chris Marker described: ‘… a number of men and powers tried to play for their own sake… turning all the pieces upside down… their actions have profoundly transformed today’s political principles.’

Notes by Marie-Pierre Richard

This screening will be introduced by Martin McCabe, Lecturer, BA Photography, School of Media DIT and the Graduate School of Creative Arts and Media.

Organised with the support of the Institut Français (Paris) and the French Embassy in Ireland. Special thanks to Christine Houard, Institut Français; Cultural Services of the French Embassy in Ireland.

Screenings as part of the IFI French Film Festival – November 14th to 25th

180 mins, France, 1977, 35mm, Subtitled, Black and White/Colour


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