Lisbon & Estoril Film Festival

Films

Special Screenings - Special Screenings

Festivals and Awards:

Cannes Film Festival 2022 - Nominated for the Palme Queer

Crew:

Screenplay: Olivier Assayas, based on his film Irma Vep (1996)
Production: Jes Anderson 
Cinematography: Yorick Le Saux and Denis Lenoir

Irma Vep

A film by Olivier Assayas

Back
Irma Vep reveals to us the uncertain ground that lies at the border of fiction and reality, art and life. It is the adaptation, into a minisseries, of the classic homonym film, from 1996. The series will be exhibited at the LEFFEST22’, followed by a conversion with director Olivier Assayas and actress Alicia Vikander. 

Mira (Alicia Vikander) is an American movie star disillusioned by her career and a recent breakup, who comes to France to star as Irma Vep in a remake of the French silent classic film, Les Vampires. As the production of the film evolves, Mira’s distinction between herself and the character she plays begin to blur and merge.

The series, shown in two sessions, will be presented by director Olivier Assayas and actress Alicia Vikander.

With the support of HBO Max.
  • Cast:

    Alicia Vikander, Vincent Macaigne, Nora Hamzawi, Antoine Reinartz, Devon Ross
  • Original Title:

    Irma Vep
  • Country:

    France, United States of America
  • Year:

    2022
  • 406' (total length of the series: 8 episodes) EN, FR, Subtitles: PT, EN

Festivals and Awards:

Cannes Film Festival 2022 - Nominated for the Palme Queer

Crew:

Screenplay: Olivier Assayas, based on his film Irma Vep (1996)
Production: Jes Anderson 
Cinematography: Yorick Le Saux and Denis Lenoir

Schedule

Medeia Nimas Cinema

Screening of episodes 1, 2, 3 and 4, presented by the director and Alicia Vikander
6€

Medeia Nimas Cinema

Screening of episodes 5, 6, 7 and 8, followed by conversation with the director and Alicia Vikander
6€

Director

Olivier Assayas

Director and screenwriter, Olivier Assayas  is one of the most important authors of the french cinema post-Nouvelle Vague. He was a film critic of Cahiers du Cinéma, where he was part of the editorial team. After a collaboration with André Téchiné, he directed his first movie, Désordre, in 1986 (that won an award at Venice Film Festival). His films, more than thirty, including films and TV shows, have been selected to the major film festivals worldwide and have received numerous awards. Assayas will attend LEFFEST to present his mini-TV show Irma Vep, his most recent work.
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