The screening of Barbara will be preceded by a screening of Emmanuel Marre’s The Summer Movie.
This film is F-Rated. Find out more here.
Brigitte (Jeanne Balibar), an actress, prepares to play the role of the celebrated late singer Barbara for a film adaptation of her life in director Mathieu Amalric’s playfully meta-textual exploration of a French icon. Amalric (who also stars as Brigitte’s on-screen director) eschews the traditional conventions of the biopic in favour of a highly distinctive, imaginative and self-reflexive essay on creativity that manages to get to the essence of the great singer’s artistic process.
In The Summer Movie from director Emmanuel Marre, Philippe cruises with Aurélien and his nine-year-old son, Balthazar, who must be brought back to his mother in Marseille.
(Notes by Marie-Pierre Richard)
Winner: Prix Jean Vigo, 2017
Barbara – Winner: Best Poetic Narrative Prize, Un Certain Regard, Cannes Film Festival 2017
The Summer Movie – Grand Prix French Competition, Clermont-Ferrand International Short Film Festival 2017
Screening as part of the IFI French Film Festival 2017 – November 15th to 26th.
Packages €45 for 5 films. €80 for 10 films. (Both packages exclude the opening film. Available in person or over the phone: 01 679 3477.)