Held each November at the Irish Film Institute in Dublin, CinéFrance is Ireland's only major Festival of French Cinema. This launch evening provides an opportunity to discover the prestigious and extensive programme of films to be screened from 23 November to 5 December 2004. Presented by the Irish Film Institute together with the Cultural Service of the French Embassy in Ireland, the festival reflects the key position that film occupies in French culture as well as the huge popularity of French cinema as the 'art-house-cinema of choice' in Ireland.
This year, CinéFrance will build on the success of previous festivals showing the best of recent titles, classic films from the past and a key retrospective. Recent guests to the festival include Jeanne Moreau, Patrice Leconte and Anna Karina.