In partnership with Temple Bar Gallery + Studios, the IFI will feature a 70mm screening of Jean-Jacques Annaud’s spectacular Quest for Fire on 70mm on the 3rd September at 18.30. Around twice the size of regular 35mm prints, the 70mm format offers greatly increased colour and clarity as well as sound quality that still rivals anything digital cinema has to offer. The IFI is the only cinema in Ireland capable of projecting this stunning format.

A fantasy sci-fi comedy set in the Neanderthal transition, Quest for Fire has an epic, unmistakably post-Space Odyssey aspect.  Featuring an imaginary paleolithic language based on Inuit vocabulary and written by Anthony Burgess, the film employs an ancient setting as a lens for the present and is long overdue for reappraisal and critical acclaim. Winner of an Academy Award and Best Film and Best Director Césars, don’t miss seeing a fascinating and unique film of the 1980s back on the big screen.

Quest for fire has been selected by artist Nathaniel Mellors, this event takes place in conjunction with his exhibition, The Sophisticated Neanderthal Interview which opens at TBG+ S on September 4th. Nathaniel Mellors will introduce the film in conversation with Rayne Booth, Programme Curator of TBG+S. 

Tickets for Quest for Fire
cost €12 and are available now from the IFI Box Office on 01 679 5744 or online at www.ifi.ie. Free list suspended.

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