02 septembre 2016

Bulletin mensuel: septembre 2016

Chers Amis,
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, 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.

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