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The Night of Ideas: ‘Wine Calling’ – SOLD OUT

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  • Tickets: €12 / €10 concession for Students / OAPs / Unwaged
  • Date: Thu, 30th Jan 2020
  • Time: 18:00 - 20:30
  • Duration: 90 mins + Panel Discussion and Wine Reception
  • Venue: The Cellar Theatre



Cork International Film Festival, in partnership with the French Embassy in Ireland, Institut Français and Alliance Française Cork presents the Irish premiere of French documentary ‘Wine Calling’ (Le vin se lève), directed by Bruno Sauvard and produced by Nicolas Manuel, as part of The Night of Ideas, a worldwide initiative spearheaded by the Institut Français.

The screening will be followed by a panel discussion on The Night of Ideas theme “Being alive: ecological balances and the relation of man to the world, in a global context of biodiversity loss as a result of climate change” with special guest contributors: Nicolas Manuel, film producer;  Colm McCan and Pascal Rossignol, Le Caveau Wines; Dr. Oliver Moore, University College Cork Centre for Cooperative Studies and ACR2020, Joe McNamee, Food Columnist and Food Feature Writer, the Irish Examiner, Contributing Editor with the McKennas’ Irish Food Guide, Contributing Editor with Taste of Ireland and Anna Kopecká, Director of Programming, Cork International Film Festival.

The event will conclude with a wine reception to sample organic and natural French wines, specially selected by Le Caveau Wines.



Director: Bruno Sauvard / 2018 / 90 mins / Subtitled / Irish Premiere

The world of wine has been shaken by a counter culture: around the world joyous rebels have invaded the vineyards to create the wine they love, natural and free of codes and norms. While there are more than 3,000 wine producers in France, less than 3% of them use organic or natural methods of wine production. For ethical reasons, this relatively small community has chosen environmentally friendly farming practices, aimed at finding the natural expression of terroir and the living character of the wine. Director Bruno Sauvard followed this revolution in the South of France over the course of a year, from the harvest to the bottling, revealing a rising global movement for taste and sustainability.



About The Night of Ideas

The Night of Ideas is a worldwide initiative, spearheaded by the Institut Français, that celebrates the stream of ideas between countries, cultures, topics and generations. The French Embassy in partnership with Irish cultural organisations is proud to present its third edition in Ireland on Thursday 30th January 2020 in 4 cities: Dublin and Galway and for the very first time in Cork and Limerick! The events will revolve around the theme “Being Alive” with special guests, film screenings and debates questioning the ecological balances and the relation of man to the world in a global context of biodiversity loss as a result of climate change.


The Cellar Theatre
Mardyke Entertainment Complex
Sheares Street, Cork T12 CX7A Ireland
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