Many films in this year’s Festival are united by a search for identity, and an examination of complex behaviours and emotions. They are differentiated however by the many exciting and unique cinema voices of their makers.

We have some marvellous guests: Arnaud Desplechin will attend the Festival screening of his latest work Jimmy P. (Psychotherapy of a Plains Indian), and a programme of his films. Emmanuelle Devos will speak after the screening of Desplechin’s Kings and Queen and will also attend the opening film, the delicate romance Just a Sigh alongside director Jérôme Bonnell. In addition, Nicolas Philibert will present the compelling La Maison de la Radio

The programme features 21 premieres including films by Bruno Dumont, Abdellatif Kechiche, François Ozon, Xavier Dolan and Claude Lanzmann. Inventive comedies and dramas include Me, Myself and Mum; 2 Winters, 3 Autumns; Going Away and a superb Catherine Deneuve in On My Way.

We also show this year’s Prix Jean Vigo winners, and the wonderfully restored Lola (Jacques Demy) and Documenteur (Agnès Varda). The brilliant Grand Central will be our closing film. 

The Festival is made possible with the longlasting support of the French Embassy in Ireland and I would like to extend my gratitude to the French Ambassador in Ireland and his team. I would like to thank all of our supporters: the Institut français and Unifrance Films, the Technicolor and Groupama Gan Foundations, Ciné-Tamaris; Alliance Française; and the IFI’s principal funder the Arts Council for its invaluable support again this year. I would also like to thank Carte Noire, the Festival’s new title sponsor. 

Welcome to the Festival! 

Marie-Pierre Richard 
Festival Director

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Tickets cost €9.20 each, except for the opening film which includes a post-screening reception and costs €15.

Packages €40 for 5 films. €70 for 11 films. (Both packages exclude the opening film. (Available in person or over the phone: 01 679 3477)


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