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Cinema Talks > 2017 Autumn (Season 12)
Cine Club: Wednesday 15 November 2017
(Doors open at 6:15 - Event from 7:00 to 8:15 pm)

Title: Quest for Fire
Duration: 1 hour and 40 min
Language: No Language
Director: Jean-Jacques Annaud (Canada)
Year of Release: 1981
Stars: Everett McGill, Ron Perlman, Nicholas Kadi and Rae Dawn Chong


Quest for Fire (La Guerre du feu) is a 1981 French-Canadian adventure film directed by Jean-Jacques Annaud, written by Gérard Brach. It is a film adaptation of the 1911 homonymous Belgian novel by J.H. Rosny. The story is set in Paleolithic Europe (80,000 years ago), with its plot surrounding the struggle for control of fire by early humans. It won the Academy Award for Makeup.

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Jean-Jacques Annaud
Jean-Jacques Annaud (born 1943) is a French film director, screenwriter and producer, best known for directing Quest for Fire (1981), The Name of the Rose (1986), The Bear (1988), The Lover (1992), and Seven Years in Tibet (1997). Annaud has received numerous awards for his work, including five César Awards, one David di Donatello Award, and one National Academy of Cinema Award.[1] Annaud's first film, Black and White in Color (1976), received an Academy Award for Best Foreign Language Film.

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