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Les Arcs European Film Festival Celebrates Irish Film
22 Dec 2014 : Deirdre Molumby
Last weekend, the sixth edition of the Les Arcs European Film Festival wrapped having included a focus on Ireland with the goal of celebrating the country’s cinematic beauty, history, and filmic opportunities.

The festival’s ‘Irish Focus’ programming included 14 films, with older favourites such as John Crowley’s ‘Intermission’, Jim Sheridan’s ‘In the Name of the Father’ and Neil Jordan’s ‘Michael Collins’ in the mix as well as more recent movies like John Carney’s ‘Once’, Alicia Duffy’s ‘All Good Children’ and Ian Fitzgibbon’s ‘Perrier’s Bounty’. Terry McMahon’s ‘Patrick’s Day’ and Terri Hooley biopic ‘Good Vibrations’ were also screened.

Tomm Moore’s animated Oscar contender ‘Song of the Sea’ was in the Youth Programme, and Agnés Merlet’s ‘Hideaways’, Jon Wright’s ‘Grabbers’ and Ivan Kavanagh’s ‘The Canal’ were selected as Special Screenings.

In the official line-up, Lenny Abrahamson’s Frank was in Competition and composer Stephen Rennicks won the award for Best Music. Rennicks also recently won the award for Best Technical Achievement for his musical contributions to ‘Frank’ at the British Independent Film Awards and IFTN interviewed Rennicks following his win.

There was a particular focus on Irish co-productions at the festival. There was Loïc Jourdain’s documentary ‘The Turning Tide in the Life of a Man’, a France/ Ireland co-production about a struggling Irish fisherman faced with new European laws, screened as an exclusive premiere in the festival. UK-Ireland co-production ‘Grace Jones – The Musical of My Life’ was also pitched at Les Arcs. ‘My Name is Emily’ was chosen as part of the Works-in-Progress section. More can be read on these projects and others here.

Last but far from least, upcoming fantasy drama ‘The Lobster’ starring Colin Farrell, Rachel Weisz, Ben Whishaw and Léa Seydoux was showcased as a case study within the co-production market. James Hickey, Chief Executive of the Irish Film Board, hailed ‘The Lobster’ as “a tremendous example of creative financing, and that hopefully there would be more of these creative activities, particularly where work originates from Irish producers.”






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