Carte Noire IFI French Film Festival is delighted to welcome the following guests to this year’s Festival.


Jérôme Bonnell

Jérôme Bonnell made his feature debut with Le Chignon d’Olga (2002). This was followed by Les Yeux clairs (2005), winner of the Prix Jean Vigo, Waiting
For Someone (2007), his first
collaboration with Emmanuelle Devos, and The Queen of Clubs (2009).

We are delighted to welcome him to present this year’s Opening Film, Just a Sigh
on November 20th.


Emmanuelle Devos

Over the last twenty-five
years, Emmanuelle Devos has established herself as one of France’s most versatile and hardest-working actresses. She
has collaborated with directors such as Alain Resnais, Jacques
Audiard, Cédric Klapisch, and, most notably, Arnaud Desplechin.
She will take part in Q&As after several of her films.







Arnaud Desplechin

Arnaud Desplechin won the Jean
Vigo Short Film Prize with his
directorial debut, The Life of the
Dead (1991). Since then, he has
directed seven features and one
documentary, and established
a regular company of actors
including Mathieu Amalric,
Catherine Deneuve, Chiara
Mastroianni, and, of course,
Emmanuelle Devos. He will take
part in a Masterclass and several


John Lalor


Nicolas Philibert


Emmanuelle Bercot

After moving to Paris in 1988, Irish artist John Lalor has since exhibited widely in both countries. Having started in
abstract portraiture, Lalor has expanded his profession to include, amongst other media, film, with one of his areas of interest being the presentation and subversion of meaning. He will take part in a Q&A with artist Garrett Phelan after the
screening of Incident urbain on November 30th.
Esteemed documentarian Nicolas Philibert’s style of filmmaking is unobtrusive, consisting of long takes which observe events unfold, drawing the audience in. This was seen to great effect in
his best-known film, Être et avoir (2002). Festival guest of honour in 2007, we are delighted to welcome him to Dublin again. He will take part in a Q&A after the screening of La Maison de la radio on November 29th.

Emmanuelle Bercot is an acclaimed actress, film director and screenwriter. As well as roles in Maïwenn’s riveting Polisse (2011) and the portmanteau Enfances (2008), Bercot has written and directed a number of highly successful features including Clément which screened in the Un Certain Regard strand at Cannes in 2001 and Elle s’en va, starring Catherine Deneuve, which she is here present. 


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