Virgin Media Dublin International Film Festival 2021 is almost here and as always we have a wonderful selection of some of the best contemporary French films, as well as a much loved Silent film. Featuring the best talent from French Cinema, there is something for everyone!

Arguably one of France’s greatest actors, Sandrine Bonnaire shines in latest feature by Marion Laine, set in a busy maternity ward in Marseille. Jeanne and her colleagues toil to protect mothers and newborns in a climate of understaffing and management pressure.

 

Jumbo

A shy young woman falls in love with an amusement park ride in writer/director Zoé Wittock’s unique and erotic movie debut, a hit on the festival circuit.

New Order

Michel Franco, following on his Jury Prize winner at Cannes for April’s Daughter, traces the collapse of a political system in microcosm in this tense commentary on inequality.

René Clair’s groundbreaking silent film centres on a worker who finds himself in a fantasy where he uses a ray gun to zap the citizens of Paris into a slumber.

 

Teenager Yuri is named for Yuri Gagarin, the first man in space, and so is the housing project where he lives. Even as he dreams of leaving home to become an astronaut himself, he is determined to save the project from planned demolition.

 

Kubrick by Kubrick

Featuring unearthed interview recordings from the titan of cinema himself, Kubrick by Kubrick reveals the motivations of one of cinema’s most enigmatic forces through his own words.

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