Back in 2007, Cristian Mungiu’s 4 Months, 3 Weeks and 2 Days was among the first harbingers of the New Romanian Cinema, and he reaffirms his mastery with this new film pitting individual yearnings versus the monolithic values of an implacable institution.
BOOK NOW Times: 13.00|20.20
One of the year’s most compelling, disquieting, and polarising films, Compliance is a dark study of our natural tendency to obey authority, and the lengths to which the individual will go in order to please those in power.
Stressed Sandra... Read More
BOOK NOW Times: 18.40|20.40
This latest from the visionary Mexican filmmaker Carlos Reygadas divided the critics at Cannes but was still awarded the Best Director prize – a sure sign of a challenging and innovative work.
After a mesmerising extended opening in which the... Read More
BOOK NOW Times: 13.00|18.00
On March 24th, Psycho will be introduced by leading Hitchcock expert Prof. Charles Barr
“I came out of the theatre in a complete daze and could barely speak.” (Robin Wood) “People leave the cinema chuckling incredulously, groggy, exhilarated but hysterical.”... Read More
BOOK NOW Times: 14.00
Matteo Garrone’s follow-up to his organised crime epic Gomorrah tackles another defining current in Italian lives – the mesmerising fascination of their truly tacky variation on Big Brother.
Naples’ mind-boggling contrasts of grinding poverty and fake opulence set the context... Read More
BOOK NOW Times: 15.30|20.40
The screening on March 24th will be introduced by Dr. Dervila Layden, UCD Film Studies.
After the triumph of Psycho, Hitchcock’s films became more widely spaced (six in 16 years), and he had more of a struggle to set them up within... Read More
BOOK NOW Times: 16.20
After the success of Precious, director Lee Daniels might have been expected to capitalise on the acclaim by undertaking a similarly serious prestige project: instead, The Paperboy is a lurid slice of Southern Gothic noir with an enjoyable air of disreputability. Matthew McConaughey,... Read More
BOOK NOW Times: 16.00|18.20
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