Now in its 24th year, the Cork French Film Festival organised by Alliance Française de Cork returns with a cinematic treat for lovers of film in its classic form. Noir et Blanc is the theme that binds this year’s programme, taking audiences on a timeless journey through French cinema classics of yesteryear up to groundbreaking contemporary films, all atmospherically shot in black and white. The festival will present a striking programme of feature films, short films, gallery exhibitions, as well as special screenings with live musical accompaniment.

One of the key events of the festival is a special tribute paid to filmmaker Chris Marker, who passed away last summer, with an exhibition based on his seminal science fiction film La Jetée.

Co-produced by Julia Fabry of Cine-Tamaris in Paris it features a photographic exhibition of La Jetée stills plus installations from artists such as Agnès Varda, a close friend of Marker's. There will be a unique live performance at the exhibition launch by electronic duo I Am The Cosmos, performing tracks from their aptly titled debut album, Monochrome.