This September, in addition to our own first meeting on 14th September, there are are number of events with a French flavour which I'm sure you would like to know about.
THE LANTERN MAN
The Lantern Man, a new play by our own Jane Coyle, is set in Dublin in 1916 and tells the story of Johnny McGrath who returns from the Western Front to a city he barely recognises. When he unexpectedly inherits a collection of glass lantern slides showing images of soldiers in action he decides to use them to tell the public the real story of the war. The play was inspired by the discovery in a Belfast church of a collection of World War I lantern slides, known as the Castleton Lanterns.
The Lantern Man begins its tour of Northern Ireland with performances in ..
Duncairn Arts Centre, Belfast on 9 & 10 September
See flyer at this link.
See flyer at this link.
French Films at QFT.
Fri 9 – Thurs 15 Sept
Things to Come
Dir: Mia Hansen-Løve
France/Germany • 2016
1 Hr 42 Mins • Subtitled
Mia Hansen-Løve’s (Eden) fifth feature is a tender, contemplative portrait of womanhood - and an irresistible collaboration between the film-maker and the legendary actor Isabelle Huppert (White Material, Amour).
Nathalie (Huppert) teaches philosophy at a Parisian high school. Unexpectedly, Nathalie’s husband
announces he is leaving her for another woman. With a new found freedom suddenly thrust upon her, Nathalie must reinvent herself and establish a new way of living. Featuring a remarkable performance from Huppert, Things to Come is an intelligent, poetic and naturalistic exploration of one woman’s pursuit of happiness.
Fri 23 – Thurs 29 Sept*
*NOT Screening On Wed 28 Sept
La Chambre Bleue
The Blue Room
Dir: Mathieu Amalric
France • 2014
1 Hr 15 Mins • Subtitled
Mathieu Amalric (The Diving Bell and the Butterfly) directs and stars in this impressive and
impressionistic romantic thriller. Amalric plays Julien, a married man who runs foul of the law after an affair with a local femme fatale (played by co-writer Stéphanie Cléau). The film is tantalisingly sliced and pieced together through flashbacks, so you catch glimpses of his life unravelling and spiralling out of control. Amalric has crafted a mystery of savage tautness, cutting away all extraneous elements to leave the heart of a story that compellingly teases at the truth.
Sat 3 Sept, 3.30pm
Le Fabuleux Destin D’amélie Poulain
Dir: Jean-Pierre Jeunet
France/Germany • 2001
1hr57mins • Subtitled
30 Under 30 gives us another excuse to fall under the spell of Jean-Pierre Jeunet’s fanciful
Parisian fairytale starring Audrey Tautou. Heart-swelling cinema at its best.
Sat 3 Sept, 4.00pm
Belle Et Sébastien, l’aventure continue
Belle & Sebastian, TheAdventure Continues
Dir: Christian Duguay
France • 2015
1 Hr 37 Mins • Subtitled
This thrilling update of the popular 1960s TV series, based on the beloved French children’s novel, reintroduces us to brave Sebastian and his faithful canine companion Belle as they set out to find Sebastian’s adoptive mother following the end of World War II. Please note: contains mild bad language.
For a full listing of films showing at QFT this month see ...
À bientôt, Philip