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THE ARTIST

This highly innovative, multi-award winning film is a welcome addition to the Leaving Certificate English Comparative choice. When silent film actor Valentin finds himself becoming increasingly out-of-date with the arrival of sound, his co-star and one-time fan Peppy becomes a star in her own right. An homage to early Hollywood with a modern sensibility, the film explores themes of romance, fame and artistry through the medium of black and white silent cinema, showcasing some exceptionally crafted visual storytelling along the way.

France • 2011 • Drama/Comedy • 100min
Director: Michel Hazanavicius

IFI – Feb 11th, 10.30am

Monaghan – Apr 8. (Garage Theatre 047 81 597)

These screenings are part of IFI Education’s 2016 Spring/Summer Schools programme.

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