Sun King Louis XIV (a splendidly imperious performance by director Alan Rickman) commissions André Le Nôtre (Matthias Schoenaerts), his master gardener and landscape architect, to oversee construction of his magnificent new gardens at the Palace of Versailles. Despite some initial... Read More
After 2000’s Songs from the Second Floor and 2007’s You, The Living, the inestimable Roy Andersson now presents what he calls “the final part of a trilogy about what it means to be a human being”. As with the earlier... Read More
Teaming up with writer Anders Thomas Jensen, with whom she collaborated on Brothers, After the Wedding and the Oscar-winning In a Better World, director Susanne Bier produces a morally complex thriller that closely resembles the tone of these earlier successes.... Read More
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The remarkable career of Robert Altman, as famous for his masterpieces as for his misfires, makes for an ideal documentary subject and Mann relishes the opportunity, giving a thoughtful account of one of cinema’s most influential figures.... Read More
Join us for FREE lunchtime screenings of films from the IFI Irish Film Archive. Simply collect your tickets at the IFI Box Office. Please check here regularly for updated dates and times.
SPRING HAS SPRUNG
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IRELAND IN SPRING
Colm Ó Laoghaire’s warmly hued film records pageants, parades, folk dancing and street life at An Tóstal, the nationwide festival of Irish culture, designed to entice tourists in a little earlier.FILM INFO: 27 minutes, 1957,... Read More
Unavailable for theatrical exhibition for a number of years for legal reasons, Ridley Scott’s Blade Runner, based on a novel by Philip K. Dick, makes a welcome return to the big screen.Harrison Ford is Rick Deckard, hired to locate and... Read More
Having suddenly lost her sight to a genetic condition, former school teacher Ingrid spends much of her time alone in her apartment, curious about the activities of her architect husband Morten, who is caring and concerned, if... Read More
The life and times of Kurt Cobain have been discussed, reviewed, analysed and diagnosed to such a degree since the lead singer of Nirvana committed suicide in 1994 that one might wonder what more there is to be said about... Read More
Adapted from the novel The Chair for Martin Rome by Henry Edward Helseth, Cry of the City is a superb film noir, ripe for rediscovery. Martin Rome (Richard Conte) is a petty thief and cop killer from... Read More
Feast Your Eyes, our monthly gastronomic feature, creates a specially created menu to complement a newly released film from the IFI programme for just €20. On April 29th at 18.15, enjoy A Little Chaos and be transported by... Read More
Tomas (Johannes Kuhnke) is on a skiing holiday in the alps with his beautiful wife Ebba (Lisa Loven Kongsli) and their two desperately cute children. He seems to be a man who has it all, yet, while enjoying lunch on... Read More
Bottlenote and the IFI present a ground-breaking programme of short, silent Dublin films with live improvised scores from five leading contemporary musicians. The musicians will breathe new life into these old films with a range of soundscapes from traditional to... Read More
During a break from school, Eric (Bryan Santamaria), a 10-year-old boy, is handed over by his exasperated mother to spend some time with his handyman father Gabriel (Carlos Fernando Perez) in a rundown area of downtown Bogota.... Read More
John is working as a taxi driver in Dublin and struggling to make ends meet. He lives with his mother Jean, who he is devoted to, despite Jean being a committed and unrelenting alcoholic. When she is hospitalised after her... Read More
With this new film, Edgar Reitz’s sprawling, epic Heimat series now runs to some 57 hours covering the history of the fictitious Simon family, residents of the Hunsrück area of Germany’s Rhineland. While previous instalments have covered the years 1919... Read More
Amy (Jordanne Jones) is a 13-year-old living in Tallaght and has had to take on much of the responsibility for running the family home after the death of her mother. She is devoted to her father, Raymond (James Kelly), but... Read More
This dynamic and investigative screening programme is concerned with ideas around contamination, cross-pollination, symbiosis and infestation. It accompanies A Breathcrystal, an exhibition curated by Mihnea Mircan at Project Arts Centre. A Breathcrystal was originally inspired the Gwion Gwion/Bradshaw paintings, ancient... Read More
Fans of Japanese anime will be familiar with the genre’s range of stories, including darker tales of war such as this one. Kanta and Junpei are brothers who enjoy a happy childhood on the island of Shikotan until the end... Read More
In our third annual focus on Irish film and television, IFI Spotlight 2015 presents a day-long space for in-depth critical engagement with current Irish media culture.
KEYNOTE ADDRESS: 20 YEARS A GROWING (11.00–11.30)
Dr. Roddy Flynn (DCU)... Read More
2015 IN REVIEW (10.10–11.10)
Dr. Roddy Flynn (DCU) and Dr. Tony Tracy (NUIG) will together review the film and television output of 2015. They will trace prevalent themes; explore critical and audience response; consider distribution patterns in Dublin, Ireland and... Read More
We are delighted to welcome Roddy Doyle and producer Lynda Myles in a public conversation about the Barrytown film trilogy to be hosted by radio producer, Doireann Ní Bhriain.
The conversation will explore their collaboration which began in 1988 when... Read More
Ireland on Sunday is our monthly showcase for new Irish film.
Eat Your Children is a tremendously timely and provocative film which explores traditions of resistance in Ireland. It is the personal and political response of two economic emigrants, Treasa... Read More
The IFI is pleased to launch our new occasional series of dedicated Irish shorts programmes with this vibrant snapshot of contemporary Irish short animation. In recent years Irish animated shorts have garnered significant international acclaim. Most recent is – Julien... Read More
At a remote colonial outpost in 19th century Patagonia, Danish engineer Gunnar Dinesen (an exceptional Viggo Mortensen) sits with his beloved teenaged daughter Ingeborg contemplating the desolate expanse surrounding them. Intensely protective of her innocence, Dinesen shields advances made on... Read More
Xavier Dolan was celebrated as a wunderkind when he presented his debut feature I Killed My Mother at Cannes in 2009 when he was just 20 years old, and Mommy, his fifth feature, played in competition there last year, sharing... Read More
This is Radio Clash! Following the screening, Rob Dawnay will be DJ-ing in the IFI bar, presenting a set featuring rock’n’roll boppers, punk classics, Strummer favourites and more. All are welcome after the film!
In 1984, shortly after the Cut the... Read More
The award-winning debut fiction feature from documentary filmmaker Ester Martin Bergsmark is a bold and touching transgender love story. Sebastian (Saga Becker) has a job stacking shelves in a hardware store, spends some time gossiping with his... Read More
Alice Howard is a linguistics professor at Columbia University, a leading expert in her field. She lives in a plush Manhattan apartment with her surgeon husband John and has three adult children. She is happy, healthy and seems to have... Read More
One of Ireland’s most respected and established filmmakers, Jim Sheridan’s consistent focus on strong visual and emotional storytelling has yielded some enduring and memorable characters. For our Evening Course he will present this extraordinary film, concerning the Algerian National Liberation... Read More
The first in our series where we present a revered film from world cinema history with an introduction from a filmmaker, film critic or academic, who will aim to justify its importance in the canon and identify its resonance for... Read More
This month’s panel for The Critical Take will include Darryl Jones, Dean of the Faculty of Arts, Humanities and Social Sciences at TCD, Kevin Coyne, Cinema Programmer here at the IFI, and writer and filmmaker Stephen Campbell.
Join us and them on April... Read More
Towards the close of World War II, the Nazi Gestapo chief Heinrich Himmler, one of the most powerful figures of the Third Reich, was in hiding while his wife and daughter were escaping to Italy. It appears that when American... Read More
Carol Morley’s follow up to her inspired hybrid documentary Dreams of a Life is an engrossing drama about an outbreak of mass fainting at an English girl’s school in the late 1960s. Maisie Williams plays Lydia, an aspirant, clever young... Read More
The new film from the director of the Oscar-nominated Monsieur Lazhar is an occasionally harrowing but ultimately uplifting recounting of the experiences of the ‘Lost Boys of Sudan’, those children displaced by violence in their homeland who eventually made it... Read More
Here is an invitation to spend an indulgent Sunday afternoon at the IFI getting a tasty brunch from the IFI Café Bar whilst enjoying a pairing of two great films.
The strand kicks off with a Humphrey Bogart double bill... Read More
This interpretation of a 10th-century Japanese fairytale has been a labour of love for veteran Studio Ghibli director Isao Takahata (Grave of the Fireflies). Eight years in the making, The Tale of the Princess Kaguya is revealed as an animated... Read More
Marjane Satrapi (Persepolis) finds a rich seam of humour in some very dark material, a difficult balance successfully maintained through the combination of her confident direction, Michael R. Perry’s defiantly odd screenplay, and a committed cast. When the shy, but... Read More
Frances Ha director Noah Baumbach’s comedy of generational conflict sees a 40-something couple facing stagnation. Josh (Ben Stiller) is a documentarian struggling to complete his latest film after eight years of work, and still striving for the approval of his... Read More
Wild Strawberries is our bi-monthly film club for over 55s.
Family get-togethers, with their squabbling siblings, revelations and intrigue, have provided many a film plot. This comedy drama starring Jane Fonda is no exception, focusing on a family who reluctantly... Read More
The passengers on an aeroplane are disturbed when they begin to realise they all have something in common; a waitress in a late night diner recognises a customer as a corrupt loan shark who caused her family grief; a businessman... Read More
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