FRENCH FILM FESTIVAL: THE PRAYER

CéDRIC KAHN

Le Prière

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

The screening on Friday 16th will be followed by a Q&A with Cédric Kahn, hosted by Dr Tony Tracy of NUI Galway. 

22-year-old Thomas (newcomer Anthony Bajon) joins a community of reformed drug addicts living in mountain isolation, dedicating their lives to prayer as a cure. At first rebellious, Thomas gradually commits to this ascetic life, working the land and praying under the supervision of a ‘guardian angel’, Pierre (Damien Chapelle). With simplicity and grace, Kahn depicts this gentle way of life in a non-judgemental fashion, portraying with great skill the depth of Thomas’ struggle with identity.

Director’s Note: Infused with authenticity, Kahn’s stunning new film explores freedom and choice in a compelling portrait of rehab and religion.

Notes by Marie-Pierre Richard

Winner: Best Actor, Berlin International Film Festival 2018

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

107 mins, France, 2018, Digital, Subtitled

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