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Their place in Italian cinema was established by 1977’s classic Padre Padrone, and Paolo and Vittorio Taviani (now both in their 80s) return to the international limelight with this Berlin prize-winner, an astute portrait of a Shakespeare production in Rome’s high-security Rebibbia prison.
BOOK NOW Times: 14.20|18.30
Ireland on Sunday is our monthly showcase for new Irish film.
The director, Dundalk-born Niall McCann, will participate in a post-screening Q&A.
Niall McCann’s energetic first feature Art Will Save the World celebrates singer-songwriter, novelist and artist, Luke Haines.
BOOK NOW Times: 13.00
It’s taken Australian writer-director Cate Shortland eight years to follow her brilliant debut Somersault, but the unexpected German-language result only underlines her status as a talent of rare sensitivity and ambition. Set during the final days of WWII, this adaptation... Read More
BOOK NOW Times: 20.30
It’s such a treat to discover an unexpected little gem like this disarming take on the traditional odd-couple comedy. In the not-too-distant future, Frank Langella is a retired cat burglar living out his days in leafy upstate New York, but... Read More
BOOK NOW Times: 17.00|19.00|21.00
Born in the very year, 1899, in which The Interpretation of Dreams was published, Hitchcock demonstrated a life-long fascination with Freudian ideas – about dreams, Freudian slips, civilisation and its discontents, Oedipus, the whole package of ‘popular Freudianism’. Spellbound is, along with Marnie,... Read More
BOOK NOW Times: 16.10
After a string of hard-hitting, strikingly conceived films in his native Korea, including the legendary Oldboy, Park Chan-wook now makes his American debut with this skewed rites-of-passage story.
Mia Wasikowska is the bookish, slightly withdrawn India Stoker, distraught at the recent loss of her beloved father, whose... Read More
BOOK NOW Times: 16.10|20.40
Hitchcock’s fourth American film has much in common with Rebecca: based on an English novel, set in England, and shot in Hollywood, with silly-ass specialist Nigel Bruce again prominent among a mainly Anglo-Hollywood cast. Joan Fontaine again plays the naive and... Read More
BOOK NOW Times: 14.10
Longtime IFI members will have seen this film appear in the programme several times and in numerous contexts over the years. If it were possible to say that any one film was Pete’s favourite, this would have to be one... Read More
BOOK NOW Times: 15.00
As he approaches his 70th birthday, Terrence Malick has picked up the pace, taking only a year or so since the Cannes-winning The Tree of Life to deliver his latest achingly beautiful drama of the body and the spirit. The... Read More
BOOK NOW Times: 18.20
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