Film Club | The Mystery of Henri Pick

  • 7th Dec
  • 20:00
  • €8
  • Droichead Arts Centre
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Tuesday 7th December

Droichead are delighted to relaunch our film club with four fantastic films. Working again with Access Cinema, our autumn club brings together four films from the UK, Iceland, USA, and France. Featuring stories of betrayal and secrets, resilience and mystery, with wonderful performances. 

Dir: Rémi Bezançon | 101mins |  France, Belgium | 2019 | CLUB

Cast: Fabrice Luchini, Camille Cottin, Alice Isaaz

A discovery within a remote Breton library that collects rejected, never published manuscripts, launches the career of Henri Pick, a pizza-chief who died two years earlier and, according to his widow, had never read a book in his life. As the novel becomes an overnight literary sensation, Jean-Michel Rouche (Fabrice Luchini) a famous literary critic suspects all is not as it appears.

A veritable literary whodunit ensues as the irrepressible Rouche teams up with Pick’s daughter Joséphine (Camille Cottin) to uncover the truth behind the enigma that is Henri Pick.

Fabrice Luchini delights as the charming but persistent literary detective, who will risk losing his job, his wife, and his reputation on seemingly little more than a hunch.

Presented with the support of the French Embassy in Ireland and the Institut Français.


As part of our strategy for Droichead, we need to enable artists to make and develop work of ambition and as such, we must be part of ecology that nurtures art and artists. This is very important in terms of our support for younger artists at the beginning of their career, so we are delighted to showcase new work from students in DKIT Film Production Programme as part of our successful Film Club at Droichead. 

Short Film Showcase featuring High Society, Directed by Niamh Magee, Duration 8:44

Writer/Director - Niamh Magee

Producer - Liam Delahunt

Celine McInerney - DoP

James Hickey - Sound

Conor Lewis - Editor

Andrius Rutavicius - Production Design

Trapped inside the subconscious of our main character, Leah, we listen to her poetic narrations as she comes to realise she has overdosed on drugs. Following the aftermath of this accident, both Leah and her girlfriend, Ruby, reflect on their time spent together leading up to Leah’s coma, from growing up in a home where addiction is second nature to tender moments the couple spent together. However, once Ruby learns who offered Leah the drugs, she makes a plan..

 

From 2 October, in line with government guidelines, we are slowly easing restrictions and increasing our capacity in a safe and considered way. To do this we will still operate in pods of 1's, 2's, 3's & 4's, keeping at least two seats around your pod free. Seating for the moment will be unallocated, and we will notify you of your seats in advance.  In order to keep everyone safe, we will require you to wear a mask at all times and we will also require proof of vaccine/recovery and ID. Please read our Covid guidelines before you arrive. Thank you for your cooperation with us at this time, and welcome back.