It’s never a bad time to enjoy some French Cinema, but perhaps with the Artist winning at the Oscars this week, the timing of next weeks Cork French Film Festival couldn’t be better. As usual, this excellent little festival has a really superb line-up, programmer Paul Callanan has been doing a wonderful job down there for some time now. Its an exciting mix of Film screenings and events with music, exhibitions and theatre thrown in the mix as well.
The highlight has to be a screening of Carl Dreyers classic “The Passion of Joan of Arc” with a live score.
This is one of the greatest films ever made and it is well worth the effort go trying to catch it.
Other highlights include a stage adaptation of “Belleville Rendez-vous” in the Triskel, screenings of Mr. Hulot’s Holiday in the English Market and “Seven Years of Bad Luck” at Ballymaloe House.
There is of course an excellent selection of new French cinema as well, include Finish director Aki Kurismaki’s latest “Le Harve”
Its on all next week in various parts of Cork City, see their website for details