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Monday, November 22, 2010
IFI French Film Festival 2010 - First Weekend A Great Success
The first weekend of the festival saw some fantastic films and some brilliant special guest appearances. Michel Ciment arrived from Paris on Friday in time to do an interview with Sean Rocks on RTE 1's Arena programme. You can listen in here. Michel was around to talk after his documentary Michel Ciment: The Art of Sharing Movies and to greet his friend John Boorman who came in on Sunday for a documentary about his life and work.
Laurent Marie talks to Michel Ciment at the IFI
There is still time to get along to two festival highlights taking place tonight. Restless will be followed by a wine and cheese reception courtesy of our sponsors ATOUT FRANCE. There will also be a cider tasting to tempt people to enter their festival competition for a holiday in Brittany. Enter here
ATOUT FRANCE Brittany Competition
Also showing tonight is the second festival film about Algeria. Outside the Law follows the sold-out screening of Of Gods and Men on Saturday with just as much excitement. Rachid Bourchareb's historical drama provoked huge drama at Cannes with protests and denunciations from the establishment for its daring comparison between the FNL and the French Resistance.