A message from: the Ambassador of France to Ireland

I am delighted to support the Cork French Film Festival which is the longest running French Film Festival in Ireland bringing the best of French and Francophone cinema to Cork every year.

The Cork French Film Festival plays a significant role in promoting cultural exchange between Ireland and France, its closest EU neighbour. Cultural links between our two countries are particularly important this year as we celebrate the 225th anniversary of “The Year of the French” and the long-lasting relationship between our two countries, based on democratic values.

The wonderful programme of the 34th Cork French Film Festival will appeal to different audiences, whether they are Francophiles or cinephiles in general.

I wish to congratulate Josselin Le Gall, Honorary Consul of France in Cork, and Valérie David-McGonnell, Alliance Française de Cork President, and the whole team for their excellent work on the Cork French Film Festival.

Enjoy the festival!

Vive le cinéma! Vive l’amitié franco-irlandaise!

H.E. Vincent Guérend, Ambassador of France to Ireland