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IFI French Film Festival

This November sees the return of the IFI French Film Festival. From the 19th to the 30th of November the IFI will be hosting 22 fantastic new films. This star studded festival, ed which is now in its fifteenth year, cialis will feature a variety of stunning films featuring French actors, directors, and writers.

Some of the big names attached to the films featured at the festival include international star Mathieu Amalric, directors Cécile Telerman and Pascale Ferran, actress Assa Sylla, and film historian and documentarian Antoine de Baecque. There will be a number of Q&A sessions and receptions after the premiers of a selection of films.

Festival Director Marie-Pierre Richard spoke about the festival’s programme saying it “is defined by audacious stories, atypical formal characteristics, rigorous direction and vibrant performances. We see fresh perspectives and formal freedom; work which flirts with genres and with cinema’s past.’

The Festival will be opened by the film Girlhood, directed by Céline Sciamma who is known to Irish audiences for films such as Water Lillies and Tomboy. Girlhood is a striking coming-of-age story centred on a gang of girls living in the tower blocks of Paris. One of the film’s stars, Assa Sylla, will attend the Gala Opening which will be followed by a wine reception.

Mathieu Amalric will also be attending this year’s festival. He is known for a number of blockbuster films, including Stephen Speilburg’s Munich and Quantum of Solace. He will be participating in a Q&A after the screening of his new film The Blue Room, which was premiered at Cannes 2014.

The only drawback of this wonderful selection of French cinema is the cost. Tickets will cost €9.50 each, except for the opening film which includes the post-screening reception and costs €15. There are packages available to avail of multiple screenings, with €40 for five films and €70 for ten films. In any case, whether you go to one film or ten films, this fantastic celebration of French cinema is not to be missed.

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