Irish Film Institute -IFI French Film Festival 2020: THE BIG HIT

IFI French Film Festival 2020: THE BIG HIT

Director: Emmanuel Courcol

105 mins, France, 2020, Digital, Subtitled

Étienne (Kad Merad), a passionate, if frequently-out of-work actor, runs a prison theatre workshop where he introduces an unlikely troupe of would-be actors to the challenging work of Samuel Beckett. Encouraged by the raw talent he uncovers in the disparate group of prisoners, Étienne conceives an idea to perform Waiting for Godot on a real theatre stage, outside the prison walls. Based on actual events, Emmanuel Courcol’s delightful comedy-drama is an ode to friendship and the redemptive nature of art.

Screening as part of the IFI French Film Festival 2020, November 11th-22nd. Full schedule here.

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