8 March 2016
By Bryan Smyth
The opening film of the Cork French Film Festival, “Mustang”, introduced by the Festival’s Guest Curator, Julien Planté, certainly lived up to its multi award winning reputation. The capacity audience at the screening in The Gate Cinema enjoyed this Preview Screening, the first of many Preview Screenings and Premieres at this year’s Festival.
The Festival’s Guest of Honour, Director Nicolas Saada, will be in Cork tomorrow (Tuesday, March 8th) in introduce his second feature film, “Taj Mahal” which will be screened at The Gate at 9pm. Earlier in the day, he will conduct a Master Class in UCC.
There’s a strong Food Theme this year and renowned Cordon Bleu Chef, Loic Malfait, will be in CIT’s Department of Tourism & Hospitality presenting a culinary demonstration, using local ingredients sourced in the English Market, at 7pm. On Wednesday, Chef Loic will be in the Farm Gate in The English Market preparing a Supper inspired by “Babette’s Feast” at 6pm. The Food Theme continues with a screening of “The Hundred-Foot Journey”, accompanied by a four-course candlelit supper inspired by cuisine from the film at 6.30 on Thursday, in Ballymaloe Grainstore.
Other festival highlights are the Preview Screening of the Palme d’Or winning “Dheepan” at 9pm on Saturday, March 12th and the documentary, “Dior and I” at 4.30 on March 10th. The closing film, on Sunday March 13th, is also a Preview Screening, “The Measure of a Man” starring Vincent Lindon who received the Best Actor Prize at the Cannes Film Festival for his performance.
In addition to the screenings at the Gate Cinema, the festival presents a host of unmissable events: for booking information and more details on the 27th Cork French Film Festival, visit www.corkfrenchfilmfestival.com