The Call of Blood

L’appel du sang

Price: €20/15 (conc)

The Call of Blood

A true classic in the French silent movie category. A young married couple, Hermione (Phyllis Neilson-Terry) and Maurice (Ivor Novello), are on their honeymoon in Sicily. Hermione has to go back home to be by her dying friend’s bedside, while Maurice decides to stay on the island. Émile (Charles Le Bargy) drags Maurice to a village party where he meets Maddalena. He falls for the fisherman’s daughter and the two embark on an affair together.

Live piano accompaniment by Ray Scannell and cellist Kate Ellis

Raymond is an award winning multi-disciplined Arts practitioner. Working as a writer, performer and musician, his own work brings together aspects of all these practices.

Recent commissions include: Death at Intervals (Kelie Hughes & Galway International Arts Festival), Town is Dead (Abbey Theatre). His own work includes: Deep, winner of Best Male Performer (Dublin Fringe Festival 2013), and Mimic, winner of Best Male Performer (Dublin Fringe Festival 2008).

Following the success of his live score for L’Argent in the 20th edition (2009), the Festival is delighted to welcome Ray back to score and perform a specially commissioned work for the 28th edition of Cork French Film Festival.


Tickets: Festival office 021 4310677 or online HERE
Early booking advised



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Running time

95 mins