The French Embassy and the Institut français Paris in association with the IFI are delighted to present the first Night of Ideas/Nuit des idées in Ireland.
The event will start with the Irish premiere screening of the French documentary The Russian Revolution Throught its Films (L’utopie des images de la Révolution russe) selected at the 2017 Mostra of Venice with director Emmanuel Hamon and scripwriter Thomas Cheysson in attendance.
The screening will be followed by a panel discussion with the film director and special guests (to be announced soon) on the Power of images: in the Digital & Connected era where multiple platforms allow anyone to broadcast and share images, our society is changing at an unprecedented pace. Can the images be the actor of change? Are they just the witnesses?
Join us in this challenging quest and share your views and ideas with us!
The Night of Ideas in Ireland 2018
Screening of The Russian Revolution Throught its Films - L’utopie des images de la Révolution russe (France 2017) directed by Emmanuel Hamon
Followed by a panel discussion on “The Power of Images”
Thursday 25 January 2018, 19:30
@ Irish Film Institute, 6 Eustace Street, Temple Bar, Dublin 2
Find out more: www.ambafrance-ie.org
About the film:
THE RUSSIAN REVOLUTION THROUGH ITS FILMS ( L’utopie des images de la Révolution russe )
An 88-minute documentary directed by Emmanuel Hamon written by Thomas Cheysson produced by Sophie Goupil
The two decades following the Russian revolution are marked by a gang of young people who profoundly influenced Russian Cinema.
This artistic revolution was led by directors, actors, technicians and poets. They are the characters and voices of the film.
First selected in September 2017 at the 74° Mostra of Venice in the section "Venice Classics", « L’utopie des images de la Révolution russe » continued its course in France at the 37° International Film Festival of Amiens in the section "Once upon a time in the East", and at the 28° International Festival of History Film in Pessac; and then abroad at the 32nd International Film Festival of Mar del Plata (Argentina).
Other screenings took place in Paris, Marseille, Toulouse, Barcelona, Turin, Buenos Aires and Russia, where the film was also released in 32 theatres from 12 October 2017.
The 52' version of the film was broadcasted on Arte France on 8 November, then on Russian TV channel TV Kultura and is already sold on Canadian, Finnish, Mexican, British, Portuguese, Greek and Finnish television.
Emmanuel HAMON, Réalisateur
Thomas CHEYSSON, Scénariste
Donald CLARKE, Journaliste Cinéma de l'Irish Times