*Candlelit Supper With Guest Composer Laurent Levesque
English and French with subtitles
CFFF celebrates the 50th anniversary of Ballymaloe House with a special screening of Jean-Luc Godard’s sublime epic Le Mèpris. A screenwriter finds his marriage falling apart as he attempts to get started on a film version of the The Odyssey.
Jean-Luc Godard’s sardonic look at the world of filmmaking boasts superb performances by Michel Piccoli as a compromised writer, Brigitte Bardot as his bored wife, Jack Palance as a manipulative American producer and Fritz Lang as himself, about to film Homer’s Odyssey in Capri. Raoul Coutard’s sun-kissed camerawork is enhanced by the beauty and poignancy of Georges Delerue’s classical score.
CFFF is delighted to welcome special guest composer and pianist Laurent Levesque who will perform a musical introduction to the film, a homage to master Georges Delerue. Levesque has composed film scores for French directors such as Costa Gravas (Amen), Agnès Varda (Beaches of Agnès) and Cedric Klapisch (Paris).