Director: Claude Schmitz

94 mins • France • 2019 • Subtitled • Digital

The Birth, The Life, The Death of Christ (La Naissance, la vie et la mort du Christ) by director Alice Guy-Blaché, 35 mins, will screen before Carwash.

Somewhere in France, petty criminals Thomas and Francis take Wilfrid, the owner of a car wash, hostage in his own home. Wilfrid doesn’t seem too bothered about being a hostage, as it gives him time to look after his garden, plus he likes the company! The summer stretches out and girlfriends join the kidnappers. Gradually though, the situation gets out of hand… Carwash was honoured with the 2019 Jean Vigo Award for Best Short Film “for the manner in which he combines original humour with formal elegance, a surrealist spirit with impressionist light”.

Screening as part of IFI French Film Festival – November 13th to 24th. Multi-film tickets available directly from the IFI Box Office: 5 films for €50, 10 films for €90.

Please note that due to the Club status of this film, only persons 18 years and over will be admitted to this screening.

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