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Cinéma : Barbara

Wednesday 15 May 2019 14:00-16:00

Wednesday 15 May 2019 18:45-20:45

Our cinéma programme for Institut members is back in full force, screening a new film every Wednesday at 2:00pm and 6:45pm. These events are free, but for members only. We invite you to book early and if you are not yet a member of the Institut français d’Ecosse, we invite you to join. Our film this week is Barbara by Mathieu Amalric (2017, 1h47min).
Watch Trailer HERE.

Brigitte is preparing for the role of the famous French singer Barbara. The actress carefully studies the character, gestures, manners, and intonations. She learns the music scores, mimics her facial expression, but, as Brigitte does and more and more of it, she gradually merges with the character. The director is also preparing to shoot the film: he studies archival footage and painstakingly selects the music. He is inspired and even possessed—but with Barbara or with her new incarnation?

Starring Jeanne Balibar, Mathieu Amalric and Vincent Peirani

Barbara (dir. Mathieu Amalric | 2017 | 1h47min)
Wednesday, 15 May | 2:00pm & 6:45pm
Salle Boulez (on the first floor)
In French with English subtitles

Institut français d’Ecosse
West Parliament Square
Edinburgh EH1 1RF

This event is free for members, but booking is strongly recommended
Book directly online (2:00pm or 6:45pm) or contact us at 0131 285 6030 or info ifecosse.org.uk

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