WHAT'S ON - 04/2012

  • A CAT IN PARIS

    EXCLUSIVELY AT IFI 

    At a time when mainstream animation has become increasingly homogenised through reliance on CGI, it’s a real treat to see old-school, hand-drawn 2D animation on the big screen. Jean-Loup Felicioli and Alain Gagnol’s A Cat in Paris,... Read More

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  • ADAM & PAUL

    The IFI and Stepping Stone present, in partnership with the Homeless Film Festival 2012, a screening of Adam & Paul, the tender tale of a pair of Dublin’s most marginalised sons.  

    The Homeless Film Festival is a celebration of the positive works that... Read More

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  • ARCHIVE AT LUNCHTIME: DOUBLE BILL (TOP OF THE MORNING & DUBLIN OF THE WELCOMES)

    Join us for free screenings from the IFI Irish Film Archive. Simply collect your tickets at the IFI Box Office.

    IF YOU’RE NOT IN YOU CAN’T WIN

    We present two advertising films masquerading as travelogues which were made to promote sales of... Read More

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  • ARCHIVE AT LUNCHTIME: PROG 1: TOP OF THE MORNING

    Join us for free screenings from the IFI Irish Film Archive. Simply collect your tickets at the IFI Box Office.

    IF YOU’RE NOT IN YOU CAN’T WIN

    We present two advertising films masquerading as travelogues which were made to promote sales of... Read More

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  • ARCHIVE AT LUNCHTIME: PROG2: DUBLIN OF THE WELCOMES

    Join us for free screenings from the IFI Irish Film Archive. Simply collect your tickets at the IFI Box Office.

    IF YOU’RE NOT IN YOU CAN’T WIN

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  • BREATHING (Atmen)

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    In a world where loss is all around us, a young man has everything to gain – that’s the dramatic crux of this restrained but resonant directorial debut for esteemed Austrian actor Karl Markovics. He starred in... Read More

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  • CARL DREYER TALK

    Long recognised as one of cinema’s great directors, and the subject of a selective retrospective in this programme, Carl Dreyer’s high reputation is well deserved but some of his work is rarely seen and has led to a distorted view... Read More

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  • CARL TH. DREYER, MY MÉTIER

    Boasting wonderful footage of Dreyer and quotations from his writings on the aesthetics of cinema, this look at the life, ideas and extraordinary achievements of a maestro renowned for his modesty and for his quiet strength of will also features... Read More

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  • DAMSELS IN DISTRESS

    American cinema’s most urbane talent, writer-director Whit Stillman returns from a 13-year hiatus with this delightful fable of campus lives and loves. As new arrival Lily (Analeigh Tipton, from TV reality show America’s Next Top Model!) faces the challenge of... Read More

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  • DAY OF WRATH

    Stylistically, this deeply moving tale of illicit passion and the persecution of witches in 17th century Denmark may be Dreyer’s most conventional sound film; nevertheless, for the stark beauty of its imagery, its meticulously measured rhythms and its lead performance,... Read More

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  • DELICACY

    At first sight, Delicacy seems to be a standard French romantic comedy. Nathalie (Audrey Tautou) and François (Pio Marmaï) are a beautiful couple blissfully in love in a picture-perfect Paris and with a fairy-tale life ahead of them. However, when... Read More

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  • DRAWING PICTURES: IRISH ANIMATION DAY

    Our March evening course on the history of animation leads us to this day-long event focussing on Irish animation. The day will comprise screenings, panel discussions, meeting the animators and new work. 

    11.00: A Special Programme of Shorts curated by animator... Read More

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  • ELLES

    Juliette Binoche delivers another mesmerising performance as a Parisian journalist whose research into student prostitution destabilises her bourgeois domesticity. Installed in a fabulous Paris apartment, Binoche is a wife and mother with a fulfilling job writing for Elle magazine, yet... Read More

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  • FRIDAY FRIGHT NIGHT: THE EVIL DEAD

    This month’s Fright Night revisits Sam Raimi’s classic debut, one of the best and most popular horror films ever made. Equal parts comedy and over-the-top gore, the film’s plot is simplicity itself; to borrow the official synopsis for last month’s... Read More

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  • GERTRUD

    Though its Paris premiere provided a hostile reception, Dreyer’s final feature was soon recognised as another masterpiece, a coolly stylised study of a proud and passionate married woman loved – but, she insists, not nearly enough – by four different... Read More

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  • HEADHUNTERS

    This adaptation of Norwegian Jo Nesbø’s million-selling novel delivers Nordic Noir with a vengeance. A corporate recruitment specialist named Roger Brown is slightly ginger, not that tall, and living a luxury lifestyle he can’t afford – so he moonlights as... Read More

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  • IFI FAMILY: PINOCCHIO

    One of Walt Disney’s best-loved films, rumoured to be up for a re-make, is showing here for IFI Family following a very popular screening during our recent evening course on animation. Based on an original book by Italian Carlo Collodi,... Read More

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  • INTO THE ABYSS

    There will be a preview screening and Q&A with Werner Herzog via satellite on March 27th at 18.20.

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  • IRELAND ON SUNDAY: THE ENIGMA OF FRANK RYAN

    Ireland on Sunday is our monthly showcase for new Irish Film.

    Desmond Bell’s dramatisation of the life of Frank Ryan (1902–1944) provides a sympathetic but searching portrait of a politically complex figure. Ryan, an IRA activist in Ireland, International Brigade Volunteer... Read More

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  • LA GRANDE ILLUSION

    Newly restored for its 75th anniversary, Jean Renoir’s WWI drama is both the grand-daddy of all prison escape movies and a profoundly affecting portrait of just how decent people can be to each other . . .in the right circumstances.

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  • LE HAVRE

    A change of scenery from Helsinki to the French coast has helped Aki Kaurismäki deliver an urban fairy-tale that’s one of his most cherishable films to date. The characteristically retro art direction and Kaurismäki’s old-school craftsmanship recall Hollywood’s golden age,... Read More

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  • LOVE ONE ANOTHER

    This account of anti-Semitic pogroms in 1905 Russia is, atypically for Dreyer, in the epic register, boasting a complex, condensed narrative packed with subplots and impressive both for its turbulent crowd scenes and for its use of well-chosen extras. Though... Read More

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  • MARLEY

    Just over three decades on from his untimely demise, the global popularity of reggae icon Bob Marley remains undimmed. While the rebel songs and dreadlocked image are part of our cultural consciousness however, the man’s life story is rather less... Read More

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  • MICHAEL

    Remarkable for its three leads (the director of Häxan: Witchcraft Through the Ages, Benjamin Christensen, and the barely recognisable future stars of Lifeboat and La Règle du jeu) and its near-explicit treatment of homosexual desire, this account of a love... Read More

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  • MONTHLY MUST-SEE CINEMA: HOME IS THE HERO

    (aka SINS OF THE FATHER) 

    The IFI’s Monthly Must-See Cinema is a series of feature films from the IFI Irish Film Archive that were made in and about Ireland, showcasing highlights from Irish cinema. 

    Home is the Hero, adapted from Walter... Read More

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  • MOZART’S SISTER

    EXCLUSIVELY AT IFI 

    This fascinating historical drama takes us on the road with the Mozart family in the 1760s, as ambitious father Léopold (Marc Barbé) hauls his child prodigy Wolfie (master David Moreau) round the courts of Europe, performing in... Read More

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  • ONCE UPON A TIME

    Though, sadly, not all of this charming fable survives, the Danish Film Institute’s restoration, making clever use of stills and titles to fill gaps in the narrative, lets us enjoy Dreyer’s expertise in composition, lighting and visual textures. It begins... Read More

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  • ORDET

    Re-released to coincide with a season of the director’s films, for many this adaptation of Kaj Munk’s play about tensions within a Jutland farming family is the very greatest of all Carl Dreyer’s masterpieces.

    Old Morten Borgen fears God has... Read More

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  • THE BRIDE OF GLOMDAL

    Shot during a Norwegian summer, this romantic drama – about a wealthy farmer’s daughter falling in love with a poor farmer’s son, despite having been promised to a rich suitor she dislikes – includes room for comedy and action (most... Read More

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  • THE CRITICAL TAKE (APRIL 2012)

    The IFI’s free monthly film club, The Critical Take, celebrates its one year anniversary this month! On April 25th at 18.40, our panel (including actress and presenter Carrie Crowley, film critic John Maguire and Chairperson of the IFI Eve-Anne Cullinan) will discuss... Read More

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  • THE DEAD

    As part of Dublin: One City, One Book and continuing our collaboration with Dublin City Public Libraries, we present John Huston’s The Dead on April 21st at 16.15. Adapted from the final story in the Dubliners collection, the film is... Read More

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  • THE KID WITH A BIKE

    Jean-Pierre and Luc Dardenne’s latest infuses its seemingly everyday drama with heart-catching emotion and moral substance. Eleven-year-old Cyril (Thomas Doret) is in a care home and absolutely intent on escaping to be reunited with his errant dad and the shiny... Read More

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  • THE MONK

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    A classic of Gothic literature, Matthew Gregory Lewis’ 1796 shocker The Monk was the first to depict a villainous priest as the central character. Although Luis Buñuel was stymied in his efforts to film it, he would... Read More

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  • THE PARSON’S WIDOW

    Dreyer’s third feature and first great film is a lovely comedy of manners set in 17th-century rural Norway. It charts the intrigue that arises when a young curate awarded a living at a parsonage finds himself also having to wed... Read More

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  • THE PASSION OF JOAN OF ARC

    This film will have live musical accompaniment.

    Basing his script primarily on the records of Joan’s trial, but condensing events so that the film covers only the final day of her life, with La Passion de Jeanne d’Arc, his last... Read More

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  • THE PIRATES! IN AN ADVENTURE WITH SCIENTISTS (2D)

    Fans of Aardman will not be disappointed in this latest feature from the studio that brought us Wallace & Gromit, Chicken Run and more. A pirate adventure this time, with voices of Hugh Grant, Brendan Gleeson, Salma Hayek, Imelda Staunton,... Read More

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  • THE SHORE

    To celebrate Ireland’s recent Oscar victory, we will be screening The Shore every Sunday throughout April at 13.10. The screenings are free and a great opportunity to see this beautiful story of hope and reconciliation on the big screen. Directed... Read More

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  • THIS IS GOING TO TAKE MORE THAN ONE NIGHT

    Presented in collaboration with Project Arts Centre, on the occasion of the exhibition A MacGuffin and Some Other Things (April 13th to June 16th) curated by Vaari Claffey, the IFI presents five screenings of This is Going to Take More Than One Night; directed... Read More

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  • THIS IS NOT A FILM

    EXCLUSIVELY AT IFI

    In December 2010, Jafar Panahi, one of the most internationally acclaimed of Iranian directors (The Circle, Offside), was handed a sentence of six years imprisonment and a 20-year ban on filmmaking activities for alleged crimes that included... Read More

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  • THIS MUST BE THE PLACE

    Among the most significant new filmmakers to emerge on the global stage in the past decade, Italy’s Paolo Sorrentino (Il Divo) matches a strikingly absurdist visual language with a fondness for off-kilter, morally troubling subject matter. The challenge of tackling... Read More

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  • TINY FURNITURE

    Just out of college and miserably single, the 20-something heroine of Lena Dunham’s wry first feature is what you’d call a work in progress. Moving back home to upscale Manhattan however, where mum’s a successful artist – her photos of... Read More

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  • VAMPYR

    Vampyr is even more experimental than its predecessor, since the camerawork, cutting, sound, dialogue and overall narrative seem intended to render everything not only profoundly unsettling but ultimately inexplicable. The protagonist’s experiences at a sinister château (the story is based... Read More

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  • WILD STRAWBERRIES: THE HELP

    Wild Strawberries is our bimonthly film club for the over 55s.

    Fresh from Oscar and Bafta successes (for Octavia Spencer as Best Supporting Actress) comes this drama based on the book-club favourite by Katherine Stockett. Set in 1960s’ Mississippi, when... Read More

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