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Cinéclub Abrahadabra - screening & meet the film director

Jersey Museum and Art Gallery

Event Overview

Join us at the Jersey museum for the screening of French film Abrahadabra. Yannik Ruault, the film director will be there to talk about his film.


On a ranch-style farm in south west of France, Jane Cavalieri, 14, lives protected by the love of her father Ludovic and his grandfather Papifou (Granda-di-dou). The sudden death of her father, in a terrorist attack, plunges Jane into a waking dream.

Technical details

Genre: Fiction

Sub-genre: Drama

Production country: France

Production year: 2017

Runtime: 1h12

Language: French with English subtitles

Abrahadabra is a low budget french film. Without the constraints of TV and Film Industry, Low Budget Cinema is a strong revealer of news talents and offers creative narration. Famous french Low budget filmmakers: Agnès Varda, Alain Cavalier, Jean-Pierre Mocky...

“Abrahadabra is a gentle and delicate film, contemplative in structure, but concrete in its details. By holding eventfulness at bay, this film achieves an inner calm and mindfulness unusual for the cinema, and by using an innovative combination of camera and tablet photography, it achieves a novel and rewarding relationship with its central characters."

Dr. James Zborowski - Hull University Film Department.

"Gently mystical, with scenes like impressionist paintings come to life, it handles its themes with a light touch, shifting the spectator between perspectives external and internal to the action." George Jacobs. March 2019.

"Watching Abrahadabra made me realize how conditioned we are by film generally and about "what happens next". It has been good to experience the subject a different way." Anonymous. November 2018.

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