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One Million Dubliners

  • 8 December 15
  • 7.30pm, In English with French subtitles, 83 mn

In the presence of the director Aoife Kelleher

The CCI has joined forces with the cinema Les 3 Luxembourg, the Irish Film Institute and Irish Film Board to promote contemporary Irish film and bring it to a wider public in France. Just 5 minutes from the CCI, you will be able to enjoy even more comfortable screenings of Irish feature, short and documentary films subtitled in French, as well as discussions with film directors, producers and actors.

Glasnevin Cemetery is the final resting place of 1.5 million souls; it is Ireland's national necropolis. One Million Dubliners (2014) reveals the often unspoken stories of ritual, loss, redemption, emotion, history - and the business of death. But this is really a film about life: the Saint Valentine's Day rush in the florists; the American visitors eagerly searching for Irish ancestors; lost and longed for love; earthy gravediggers and musicians in celebration... and the immensely engaging tour guide shepherding his charges - and us - through the headstones and monuments, through opinions and beliefs.
Often humorous, always affecting, the documentary explores life, death and the afterlife, and ends in a way that will stay with you forever.

Director's Choice Award, Irish Film Festival, Boston, USA March 2015
Best Irish Film of 2014, The Irish Times, December 2014
Best Irish Feature Documentary Film, Galway Film Fleadh, Ireland, July 2014

Gaumont/Pathé and MK2/UGC cards accepted + 2€