Eye Haïdara to attend EIFF

César-nominated rising star to present British premiere of C'est La Vie

by Amber Wilkinson

Eye Haïdara and Jean-Pierre Bacri ans Max and Adèle  in C’est La Vie! "When you have such great partners as Jean-Pierre Bacri and Gilles Lellouche, you just follow them and dance with them."
Eye Haïdara and Jean-Pierre Bacri ans Max and Adèle in C’est La Vie! "When you have such great partners as Jean-Pierre Bacri and Gilles Lellouche, you just follow them and dance with them." Photo: Courtesy of Cinefile
French rising star Eye Haïdara will present the British premiere of French comedy C’est La Vie! (Le Sens De La Fête) at Edinburgh International Film Festival and participate in a post-screening question and answer session.

Cesar newcomer nominee Eye Haïdara
Cesar newcomer nominee Eye Haïdara
Haïdara was nominated for Most Promising Female Newcomer in the César Awards earlier this year for her role as Adèle, the feisty wedding planner assistant to maestro Jean-Pierre Bacri in the film, which charts the chaotic run-up to a country wedding. She also received the Lumière Prize - the French equivalent of the Golden Globes - for Best Female Newcomer for the role.

The 35-year-old had her first screen role in Audrey Estrougo’s Regarde-moi, charting a romantic triangle, followed by Jean-Luc Godard’s Film Socialisme and Teddy Lussi-Modeste’s Jimmy Rivière. She had a small role in a popular comedy Les Gorilles and then played a violent prisoner opposite Sophie Marceau in La Taularde, again directed by Audrey Estrougo. At the same time she was forging a reputation on stage.

The film will screen on Friday, June 22 in Odeon 2, Lothian Road, at 8.40pm and on June 23 at Cineworld at 3.30pm.

The film is released by Cinéfile in the UK and Ireland from 31 August, with and additional Bastille Day screenings on 14 July at Filmhouse Edinburgh, Glasgow Film Theatre, Dundee DCA, and Aberdeen Belmont Filmhouse. London CinéLumière also has a special preview on 12 July while it is also part of the official selection at Chichester Film Festival on 26 August.

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