Tirailleurs – Exclusive Release at Ciné Lumière in London

  • 2023-10-19
Tirailleurs’ (also known as ‘Father and Soldier’), directed by Mathieu Vadepied and starring Omar Sy, is exclusively being released at Ciné Lumière at the UK Institut Français as part of Black History Month. 

This month, the work of The Yard team is well-represented in the United Kingdom. After Ladj Ly’s ‘Les Indesirables‘ (also known as Bâtiment 5) at BIF’s London Film Festival, Father and Soldier (also known as ‘Tirailleurs’ in France) is exclusively being released at the UK Institiut Français as part of Black History Month.

The feature film, directed by Mathieu Vadepied and starring and produced by Omar Sy, sheds light on the Senegalese soldiers, who fought in the French army’s colonial infantry during WWI and WWII. Set in 1917, the film tells the story of Bakary Diallo (Omar Sy) who enlists in the French army to be near his 17-year-old son, Thierno (Alasanne Diong), who is forced to serve. Sent to the front, father and son must brave the war together. Inspired by the determination of  his Captain, who wants to lead him into the heart of the battle, Thierno must emancipate himself and become a man. Meanwhile, Bakary does eveything in his power to spare his son from combat and bring him home safe and sound.

After its premiere at the 2022 Cannes Film Festival (Un Certain Regard Selection),  Tirailleurs has been a box-office in France. It was the first French film to top one million admissions in 2023.

Tirailleurs, directed by Mathieu Vadepied, VFX by The Yard

Our team at The Yard is extremely proud to have worked on Tirailleurs‘ and have contributed in bringing rarely-told yet still important stories to the public.

Watch the trailer below to catch a glimpse of this eye-opening feature film :

Don’t wait to watch Tirailleursas part of the special program of the UK Institut Français. The film has been screening at Ciné Lumière since October 6. You can find the upcoming dates below:

Official poster of Father & Soldier, the new feature film directed by Mathieu Vadepied, for which The Yard provided VFX.
Father and Soldier (Tirailleurs)

Upcoming screenings at Ciné Lumière (United Kingdom Institut Français): 

  • October 19th at 6:30 pm (London time)
  • October 21st at 4:00pm (London time)
  • October 22nd at 6:00pm (London time) at Ciné Lumière II
  • October 24th at 8:30pm (London time) at Ciné Lumière II
  • October 27th at 6:20pm (London time)

Reservation : Book your seat with Institut Français by clicking here

Ciné Lumière : 17 Queensberry Place, London, SW7 2DT


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