NOVEMBER 19TH – 30TH 2014

Mathieu Amalric, Bruno Dumont, Pascale Ferran, Benoit Jacquot, the Larrieu brothers; their films are defined by audacious stories, atypical formal characteristics, rigorous direction and vibrant performances, and by their filiation with previous cinema generations.

Cinema is a mental journey; ruptured, full of movement, displacement and discontinuity. Films bring about selfrealisation and self-examination, depicting characters under pressure and
the vitality of life. In this year’s Festival, now in its 15th year, we see fresh perspectives and formal freedom; work which flirts with genres and cinema’s past (40-Love; Les Combattants; Eastern Boys; Eat Your Bones; Fool Circle; Girlhood; Tonnerre); the remarkable and powerful School of Babel and Timbuktu; The Kidnapping of Michel Houellebecq, and Li’l Quinquin originally created for TV but obviously with their home in the cinema; comedies, but not in a conventional sense (Elle l’adore; If You Don’t, I Will; Paris FolliesThe Yellow Eyes of the Crocodiles). Detours to the Nouvelle Vague: the wonderful contribution of Antoine de Baecque; two Godards! Two or Three Things I Know About Her (1967) and his latest, Goodbye to Language (3D); the screening of masterwork Hiroshima mon amour in tribute to Alain Resnais and the Marguerite Duras centenary. 

We sincerely thank all our guests for travelling here to show their work and we hope you’ll get to share time with them along the way. The Festival is made possible with the enduring support of the Embassy of France in Ireland and I extend my gratitude to the French Ambassador in Ireland and his team. We thank all our sponsors, supporters and partners: the Institut Français and Unifrance Films, and the IFI’s principal funder, the Arts Council. And finally the Festival’s title sponsor, Carte Noire.

Bon Festival!
Marie-Pierre Richard
Festival Director

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Tickets cost €9.50 each*, except for the opening film which includes a post-screening reception and costs €15.

Packages €40 for 5 films. €70 for 10 films. (Both packages exclude the opening film. Available in person or over the phone: 01 679 3477.)

*Unless otherwise stated.



The IFI is supported
by The Arts Council

Arts Council of Ireland