Foreign Language Films at Dunoon Film Festival

Published: 28 October 2018

As well as celebrating some fabulous homegrown talent and local gems, Dunoon Film Festival is delighted to screen several foreign-language favourites, old and new; French new-wave classic Jules et Jim, Cannes award-winning epic romance Cold War, understated and sensitive Spanish drama Summer 1993, and the vibrant comedy C’est La Vie from the directors of 2011’s French-language hit Untouchable. 


Jules et Jim

2.30pm / Fri 9 November / Pier Building

Dir: François Truffaut / France / 1962 / 1h 42m / French with English subtitles / PG

Cast: Jeanne Moreau, Oskar Werner, Henri Serre

Truffaut’s hugely popular New Wave classic sees Jeanne Moreau at her most ebullient as Catherine, a Parisian beauty caught up in a complex ménage à trois with the two friends of the title — shy Austrian Jules and French Bohemian Jim — just before World War One. A much-loved romantic rollercoaster of a movie with a delightful soundtrack. It’s fast, funny, stylish and affecting all at once.


C’est La Vie

7pm / Sat 10 November / Studio Cinema

Dirs: Olivier Nakache, Eric Toledano / France / 2018 / 1h 55m / French with English subtitles/ 15

Cast: Jean-Pierre Bacri, Jean-Paul Rouve, Gilles Lellouche 

The directors of 2011’s French-language hit Untouchable invite us to attend an extravagant wedding where the groom is an obnoxious tyrant, the band is at war with the organizers, and the chief planner is looking for the exit. An effervescent comedy that opened Toronto International Film Festival to delighted crowds. 


Cold War

9.15pm / Sat 10 November / Studio Cinema

Dir: Paweł Pawlikowski / Poland / 2018 / 1h 28m / Polish with English subtitles / 15

Cast: Tomasz Kot, Agata Kulesza, Joanna Kulig

Paweł Pawlikowski follows his Oscar-winning Ida with the stunning Cold War, an epic romance set against the backdrop of Europe after World War II. Sumptuously shot in luminous black and white, it spans decades and nations to tell a love story that is as tragic as it is moving, and as transportive as it is honest. Comparisons have been drawn to Brief Encounter and In the Mood for Love. This is an international love story you will not want to miss.


Summer 1993
(Estiu 1993)
4.30pm / Sun 11 November / Studio Cinema

Dir: Carla Simón / Spain / 2018 / 1h 37m / Catalan with English subtitles / 12A

Cast: Laia Artigas, Paula Robles, Bruna Cusí

In the summer of 1993, following the death of her mother, six-year-old Frida moves from Barcelona to the Catalan countryside to live with her aunt and uncle, now her new legal guardians. Country life is a challenge for Frida – time passes differently, and the nature that surrounds her is mysterious. A moving and life-affirming look at loss from a young person’s perspective.


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