The French Film Festival 2016 is about to arrive at the IFI Dublin, bringing 23 premieres to the city from the 16th to the 27th of November.
It's all kicking off with a glitzy screening of Justine Triet's In Bed With Victoria followed by a gala reception at the IFI. Other major movies include Xavier Dolan's It's Only the End of the World (which won a Cannes jury prize this year) and The Unknown Girl from the Darnennes Brothers.
26 films will screen in total including a number of classic titles and plenty of guests will also be along to present their films. Writing-directing team Dominik Moll and Gilles Marchand will present two new films: News from Planet Mars and Into the Forest, co-directors Benoît Delépine and Gustave Kervern will present popular comedy Saint Amour starring Gérard Depardieu; actress Lola Créton and director Dominique Cabrera will be in Dublin for the Irish premiere of Corniche Kennedy, while director Sébastian Betbeder will also present two new films, Marie and the Misfits and Journey to Greenland.
Tickets are available online on the IFI site and you can also get 5 or 10 film packages by visiting the box office. The full list of screenings is below:
WEDNESDAY NOV 16th:
20:00 OPENING FILM: IN BED WITH VICTORIA (VICTORIA)
THURSDAY NOV 17th:
18.10 THE INNOCENTS (LES INNOCENTES)
20.30 THE STOPOVER (VOIR DU PAYS)
The screening will be followed by a Q+A with co-director Muriel Coulin.
FRIDAY NOV 18th:
16.00 THE SON OF JOSEPH (LE FILS DE JOSEPH)
18.20 SAINT AMOUR
20.30 MERCENARY (MERCENAIRE)
SATURDAY NOV 19th:
13.30 THE STOPOVER (VOIR DU PAYS)
13.40 A MAN AND A WOMAN (UN HOMME ET UNE FEMME)
The screening will be introduced by Dr Douglas Smith, Senior Lecturer, School of Languages and Literature, UCD.
18.00 BEING 17 (QUAND ON A 17 ANS)
20.30 IT’S ONLY THE END OF THE WORLD (JUSTE LA FIN DU MONDE)
SUNDAY NOV 20th
13.00 TOMORROW (DEMAIN)
15.20 TOUR DE FRANCE
17.20 CORNICHE KENNEDY
The screening will be followed by a Q+A with actress Lola Créton.
20.00 CÉZANNE AND I (CÉZANNE ET MOI)
MONDAY NOV 21st:
18.10 THE SON OF JOSEPH (LE FILS DE JOSEPH)
20.30 TOUR DE FRANCE
TUESDAY NOV 22nd:
18.20 IT’S ONLY THE END OF THE WORLD (JUSTE LA FIN DU MONDE)
20.30 SAINT AMOUR
WEDNESDAY NOV 23rd:
18.00 BEING 17 (QUAND ON A 17 ANS)
The screening will be followed by a Q+A with actor Corentin Fila.
20.30 SLACK BAY (MA LOUTE)
THURSDAY NOV 24th:
16.00 SAINT AMOUR
18.00 HARRY, HE’S HERE TO HELP (HARRY, UN AMI QUI VOUS VEUT DU BIEN)
The screening will be introduced by writer-director Dominik Moll and writer Gilles Marchand.
18.10 IN BED WITH VICTORIA (VICTORIA)
20.10 NEWS FROM PLANET MARS (DES NOUVELLES DE LA PLANÈTE MARS)
The screening will be followed by a Q+A with writer-director Dominik Moll and writer Gilles Marchand.
FRIDAY NOV 25th:
16.00 MERCENARY (MERCENAIRE)
18.15 THE UNKNOWN GIRL (LA FILLE INCONNUE)
20.30 INTO THE FOREST (DANS LA FÔRET)
The screening will be followed by a Q+A with writer-director Gilles Marchand and writer Dominik Moll.
SATURDAY NOV 26th:
13.00 A JOURNEY THROUGH FRENCH CINEMA (VOYAGE À TRAVERS LE CINÉMA FRANÇAIS)
13.20 MISS IMPOSSIBLE (JAMAIS CONTENTE)
15.20 THE STOPOVER (VOIR DU PAYS)
20.00 JOURNEY TO GREENLAND (LE VOYAGE AU GROENLAND)
The screening will be followed by a Q+A with director Sébastian Betbeder.
SUNDAY NOV 27th:
13.30 CASQUE D’OR
14.00 MARIE AND THE MISFITS (MARIE ET LES NAUFRAGÉS)
The screening will be introduced by director Sébastian Betbeder.
15.30 TOUR DE FRANCE
17.30 THE DEATH OF LOUIS XIV (LA MORT DE LOUIS XIV)
19.50 CLOSING FILM: 21 NIGHTS WITH PATTIE (21 NUITS AVEC PATTIE)