DANCE EVENT AT SUMMERHALL: FILM AND CEILIDH

TUESDAY 4 DECEMBER 18:00 FOLLOWED by a CEILIDH 

Take your partners (or anyone else!) for a special screening of the documentary The Grand Ball and dance evening at Summerhall on Tuesday 4 December at 18.00 (film in Red Lecture Theatre) followed by dancing and drinking (including a free glass of wine and a pay bar thereafter). The event is in collaboration with EdinBal, a young society, based in Edinburgh, dedicated to Continental European folk music and dancing. Their aim is to have fun dancing, playing music and socialising with related-events – workshops, balls, concerts. EdinBal believe that these dances should be accessible to everybody, whatever your dancing ability.

Tickets £12 for film and dance. Booking on www.summerhall.co.uk/EdinBal or https://edinbal.wordpress.com

Le Grand Bal / THE GREAT BALL (N/C 12+)

In the middle of the summer, in an idyllic countryside location about 165 miles south of Paris, several thousand people come together to dance. This extraordinary annual event is chronicled in the documentary from writer-director Laetitia Carton. Mixing observational elements with personal reflections in voiceover about the filmmaker’s own relationship with and observations about dance, this is a portrait of a very specific event and an exploration of dancing in both individual and more general terms.

Director Laetitia Carton I 2018 I France I 99 mins Int sales Pyramide International


SPECIAL SCREENING AT THE SEAMORE CINEMA WITH THE RICHFIELD ARTS AND CULTURAL CENTRE

FRIDAY 30 NOVEMBER 18:30 SEAMORE CINEMA

As part of this year’s French Film Festival UK there will be a special screening of the
sumptuous epic The Lady in the Portrait in which East meets West at Glasgow Seamore Cinema on Friday 30 November at 18.30. The address is: 304 Maryhill Road, Glasgow G20 7YE
www.theseamore.org (tel 0775 449964)

Ricefield has an excellent reputation for leading
the field as an arts and cultural organisation in Scotland which functions to serve schools,
community organisations, public institutions, arts audiences, the Chinese and diverse communities in Scotland.

Tickets: £5 Booking from French Film Festival booking@frenchfilmfestival.org.uk

The Lady in the Portrait / LE PORTRAIT INTERDIT (N/C 15+)

An empress (Fan Bingbing) commissions a painting of herself from a French outsider and Jesuit priest (Melvil Poupaud) in hopes of stirring her husband’s interest in this lavish period piece. This juicy tale of art, power, concubines and Catholicism, set in the 18th century imperial court in China, boasts exquisite sets and costumes, and East-meets-West historical exoticism.

Cast Fan Bingbing, Melvil Poupaud, Jin Shi Jye, Huang Jue, Thibault De Montalembert, Féodor Atkine

Director Charles de Meaux I 2017 I France, China 100 mins I Int sales All Rights Entertainment

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