Final Set / Cinquième Set

Cinquième Set
Final Set

Irish Premiere

Date & Time: Monday 4th at 8:30pm

Details: Quentin Reynaud / France / 2020 / 105 mins

Starring: Alex Lutz, Kristen Scott Thomas, Ana Girardot


Once described as a young professional tennis prodigy, Thomas (César-winner Alex Lutz) never had the career he had hoped for. At 37, despite his declining physical fitness and shattered knee, he decides to return to the French Open at Rolland Garros. Although his wife Eve (Ana Girardot) and mother Judith (Oscar-nominee Kirstin Scott Thomas) advise him to give up on his unlikely ambition, Thomas obsessively perseveres. He will have to face his own demons as well as the intense competitive qualifying rounds to reach the tournament and eventually face a young tennis genius who, disturbingly, reminds him of his younger self.


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“Final Set is emotional, without becoming sentimental, in much the same way Thomas regards his own tennis game. The cinematography is so good that it becomes a breath-taking character of its own. Reynaud achieves what few directors have in elevating the sports film genre to cinematic art.” Film Threat