A film which opened the 2023 C...


A film which opened the 2023 Cannes Film Festival will have its Irish premiere at the Cork French Film Festival

Lana O'Connor
Lana O'Connor

05:10 21 Feb 2024

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‘Jeanne du Barry,’ a historical drama, which stars Johnny Depp, will be the opening film at this year’s event, which runs from March 2nd to 10th at the Arc Cinema in the city

The festival, which is in it's 35th year, also features the ‘Three Musketeers’ films to celebrate the 180th anniversary of the publication of the famous Alexandre Dumas novel

Alliance Française de Cork President and Festival Co-Director Valérie David-McGonnell said: “We are immensely proud of our programme for the 35th Cork French Film Festival, which features several Irish premieres. We were also keen to mark several significant anniversaries this year with our choice of films; the ‘Three Musketeers’ films, to celebrate the 180th anniversary of the publication of the famous Alexandre Dumas’s eponymous novel, and the screening of the fantastic ‘D:Day Normandy 1944’ to mark the 80th anniversary of the D-Day Landing during World War II, with directors/producers Pascal and Catherine Vuong in attendance. There really is something for all cinephiles in the programme. You don’t need to speak French to enjoy our festival, as all films have English subtitles; but if you do speak French, the festival is a fantastic way to practice while enjoying various good quality films and discovering different cultural backgrounds, as well as memorable characters, whether real or fictional. We are grateful to the French and Canadian Embassies for supporting the 35th edition of our Francophone film festival.”

Sports enthusiasts are in for a treat with films centered around the theme of sports, aligning with the 2024 Olympic and Paralympic Games in Paris. This year’s festival includes several long features about sport and athletes, including French films about tennis and horse racing, and a Canadian film about an olympic swimmer.

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