Screening: ‘Quest For Fire’  at the Irish Film Institute

03 September 2014

Selected by Nathaniel Mellors, TBG+S and the IFI are pleased to present this 70mm screening of Jean-Jacques Annaud’s spectacular ‘Quest for Fire’.

Film: Quest for Fire
Director: Jean-Jacques Annaud
Film Information: 100 minutes, Canada-France-U.S.A., 1982, Colour, Subtitled, 70mm
Selected by Nathaniel Mellors

Irish Film Institute
Wednesday 3rd September 2014 | 6.30pm


In partnership with Temple Bar Gallery + Studios (TBG+S), the IFI is pleased to present the 70mm screening of Jean-Jacques Annaud’s spectacular Quest for Fire. Selected by artist Nathaniel Mellors, this event takes place in conjunction with his exhibition, ‘The Sophisticated Neanderthal Interview’ at TBG+ S. 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.

Nathaniel Mellors will take part in a Q&A with Rayne Booth, Programme Curator of TBG+S following the screening

Tickets onsale from IFI boxoffice and website, click here to book your ticket.