I have been living in Dublin for two months now and I must admit that although this experience of a life abroad is being awesome, I feel a bit homesick since a few days. Ahhhh la France. I’m actually dreaming of a good “baguette” with some good french cheese and a little glass of red wine. The all while seating in my favorite parisian café… Yes I know, it looks like I’m a living cliché of France !
Fortunately and once again, I just made a great discovery that will quickly resolve all my troubles and desires.
The Irish Film Institute is one of my favorite cultural venues in Dublin, and this is not surprising because we can find in this place a cinema but also a book shop and photo gallery. What could be better for me ? Well, A french festival of course !
The Embassy of France in Ireland and the Irish Film Institute are collaborating together and have created the French Film Festival, and it starts in two days! Okay, I have missed the boat several times because it’s already the 13th edition but it’s better to be informed two days before the festival of this year rather than never, right? Especially when we know this edition is going to be a huge one.
Indeed, the main theme of the festival seems to be “the many facets of love”, very interesting topic ! And the line-up announces a few gems of French cinema such as Catherine Deneuve, Valérie Donzelli or Abdellatif Kechiche but the one whom I am the most enthusiastic is Christophe Honoré who is an incredible director. Making Plans For Lena (Non ma fille, tu n’iras pas dancer) is the movie the IFI has chosen to show and it’s a film I’ve seen in France and would like to re-watch as it’s a very good one.
The IFI Café Bar will also be transforming for the 10 days of the Festival and guess what ? They will propose French cheese with a “charcuterie” board and a bottle of French wine.
I don’t know if I’m dreaming but my taste buds are already on fire.