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14605Blue is the Warmest Colour, Computer Chess and Carte Noire @IFI_Dub French #FilmFest at the IFI #Dublin

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  • Irish Film Institute
    Nov 19, 2013
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      19th November 2013

      Opening this Friday

      Winner of the Palme d�Or at Cannes earlier this year, Blue is the Warmest Colour is the latest in Abdellatif Kechiche's impressive repertoire, detailing the life of a young woman coming to terms with her sexuality from her later school years into the start of her adult working life. This film will also screen as part of the Carte Noire IFI French Film Festival (November 20th - December 1st 2013) and will be on general release at the IFI from Friday onwards. BOOK NOW

      An early-'80s period piece,Computer Chess is set at a conference in a cheap hotel, a gathering skeptical as to whether a computer programme will ever be designed to beat a person at chess. Shot on cameras from the era in which it is set, the film has a smart, funny script with committed performances from the ensemble cast. BOOK NOW

      Peter Landesman's Parkland recreates the tragic day that John Fitzgerald Kennedy was assassinated while being driven in a presidential motorcade along Dealey Plaza in Dallas, Texas. Parkland takes the point of view of a number of individuals caught up in the immediate aftermath of the shooting, among them doctors and nurses; the Dallas Secret Service; the man who filmed the assassination; and Lee Harvey Oswald's brother. BOOK NOW

      Continuing this week + Gravity competition

      Continuing this week is Alfonso Cuar�n's Gravity in 3D. George Clooney and Sandra Bullock find themselves shipwrecked in space and set adrift when a debris field destroys their shuttle and kills the rest of their crew... Cuar�n weaves a story of genuine tension with ample twists to wrong-foot the viewer. BOOK NOW
      Win a backpack with some cool Gravity-themed gadgets in this week's competition!

      Also staying with us for another week is Philomena, a heart-breaking but also funny drama with Steve Coogan and Dame Judi Dench, as the two set off in search of the long-lost son she was forced to give away 50 years previously. Read The Irish Times' 5-star review of the film. BOOK NOW


      Closing this Thursday

      Closing this Thursday is Claire Dix's Broken Song, the story of GI, Costello and Willa Lee, street poets, hip-hop artists and song-writers from North Dublin. Shot elegantly in black and white, Broken Song is a deserving winner of multiple awards at Jameson Dublin International Film Festival. Showing EXCLUSIVELY at the IFI. BOOK NOW

      Also closing soon is Gloria, in which Paulina Garc�a portrays an attractive, successful, resilient 58-year-old divorc�e and mother of two with the same zest for life as any woman half her age. Showing EXCLUSIVELY at the IFI. It's also your last chance to catch Utopia (pictured), a new feature documentary from BAFTA and Emmy-winning filmmaker John Pilger, illuminating the notions of power and greed in the hunt for the world's remaining natural resources. Showing EXCLUSIVELY at the IFI. BOOK NOW

      Special Events & News

      IFI Family: My Mommy is in America and she met Buffalo Bill (November 24th, 11.00)
      The Carte Noire IFI French Film Festival links up with the IFI Family programme for My Mommy is in America and she met Buffalo Bill, a French animation based on the best-selling children's book of the same name. Tickets: �4.80 per person, �14.40 family ticket (2 adults + 2 children/1 adult + 3 children). BOOK NOW
      This film also screens on Saturday, November 30th, 11.00 as part of Carte Noire IFI French Film Festival.

      The Critical Take (November 27th, 18.30)
      Join the debate at The Critical Take when our panel will lead discussion about Stephen Frears� affecting Philomena (now showing), Claire Dix�s powerful Broken Song (closing this Thursday) and Abdellatif Kechiche�s controversial Blue is the Warmest Colour (opening this Friday). This event is open to all. Book your FREE seat by contacting the IFI Box Office on 01 679 3477 or emailing boxoffice@....

      Blue is the Warmest Colour

      Carte Noire IFI French Film Festival

      Carte Noire IFI French Film Festival 2013 (November 20th - December 1st)
      The 14th Carte Noire IFI French Film Festival opens this Wednesday and will be the start of what promises to be an excellent 12 days and nights of the best French cinema. With tickets selling fast and numerous guests about to arrive, including Emmanuelle Devos and Arnaud Desplechin, the time is nearly upon us to immerse ourselves in French style, glamour and cinematic sophistication... Visit the official Festival website www.ifi.ie/frenchfest and book tickets in advance!

      See full line up online at www.ifi.ie/frenchfest or download our Festival Brochure (PDF).
      For more Festival updates and special offers, join our event on Facebook and follow the official hashtag #IFIFrench on Twitter.

      Complete your Festival experience with some great French food and wine at the IFI Caf� Bar. Don�t forget you can reserve your table by calling 01 679 8712.

      Arnaud Desplechin Programme at the Carte Noire IFI French Film Festival
      Festival guest Arnaud Desplechin will present his first full English language film, Jimmy P. (Psychotherapy of a Plains Indian), (November 21st, 20.45 & November 23rd, 16.15) at the Festival, followed by two more screenings taking place, Kings and Queen (November 21st, 18.00) ) and A Christmas Tale (November 22nd, 18.00)

      Abdellatif Kechiche Programme at the Carte Noire IFI French Film Festival
      To accompany the release of Blue is the Warmest Colour (showing from November 22nd, and as part of the Carte Noire IFI French Film Festival), our Abdellatif Kechiche season continues during the Festival with Blame it on Voltaire (November 24th, 13.30)
      Kings and Queen

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      Jimmy P

      IFI Irish Film Archive

      Archive at Lunchtime
      This month�s Archive At Lunchtime Programme complements the IFI and Experimental Film Club programme which attempts to trace an Irish experimental tradition. See Programme 1 and Programme 2 in this month's series.

      These screenings take place at lunchtime on Mondays and Wednesdays, with a double bill on Saturdays. Please check at the IFI Box Office or on www.ifi.ie for times. Simply book your FREE seat by contacting the IFI Box Office on 01 679 3477 or emailing boxoffice@... (given that events can sell out, please note that your emailed booking requests must be confirmed by reply email from the Box Office in order to be considered valid).


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