WHAT'S ON - 04/2017

  • A FANTASTIC WOMAN

    This film is F-Rated. Find out more here.

    A young Chilean transgender woman struggles with grief and societal prejudice in Sebastián Lelio’s (Glory) compassionate, beautifully performed character study. The striking, enigmatic Marina (trans-actress Daniela Vega in her remarkable screen debut)... Read More

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  • A QUIET PASSION

    Cynthia Nixon gives a revelatory performance in Terence Davies’ delicate portrait of the great American poet Emily Dickinson. Davies charts Dickinson’s life from her college days to her final reclusive years in Amherst, Massachusetts; the early sections of the film... Read More

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  • ALI: FEAR EATS THE SOUL

    ★★★★★ Irish Times ★★★★★ The Guardian

    In Rainer Werner Fassbinder’s remarkably prolific career, in which he made forty feature films before his death at thirty-seven, Ali: Fear Eats the Soul marked a significant turning point. It was the film for... Read More

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  • AQUARIUS

    Director Kleber Mendonça Filho’s debut film, Neighboring Sounds (2012), dealt with an entire Brazilian community; for Aquarius, his second feature, he has narrowed his focus to one endlessly intriguing and contradictory character.

    Retired music teacher Clara (Sonia Braga) lives in... Read More

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  • ARCHIVE AT LUNCHTIME PROGRAMME 1 APRIL 2017

    Immerse yourself in the WWII world of Echoland – this year’s One City One Book Choice. On Saturday April 1st at 13.00, author Joe Joyce will introduce the programme double-bill.

    Archive at Lunchtime screenings are free – simply collect tickets... Read More

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  • ARCHIVE AT LUNCHTIME PROGRAMME 2 APRIL 2017

    Immerse yourself in the WWII world of Echoland – this year’s One City One Book Choice. 

    Archive at Lunchtime screenings are free – simply collect tickets from the IFI Box Office.

    PROGRAMME 2

    MARCH OF TIME: IRELAND

    Ireland, North... Read More

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  • ARCHIVE AT LUNCHTIME: DOUBLE-BILL APRIL 2017

    THIS IS A FREE EVENT BUT TICKETS CANNOT BE BOUGHT ONLINE – JUST COLLECT THEM AT THE BOX AT ANY TIME.

    EMERGENCY ECHOES    

    Immerse yourself in the WWII world of Echoland – this year’s One City One Book Choice.... Read More

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  • CLASH

    ★★★★ – The Irish Times ★★★★ – The Guardian

    Egypt 2013, President Morsi has been toppled; as riots break out, a disparate group of dissidents and journalists are rounded up and bundled into the back of a police van in... Read More

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  • ELLE

    AUDIO DESCRIPTION (AD) will be available on all screenings.

    A thrilling cocktail of sex, violence and deliciously inappropriate humour, Paul Verhoeven’s Elle is by turns a mischievous, controversial and profoundly serious work; a high-wire act that blends subtlety, nuance, rich... Read More

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  • FADING MEMORIES: THE CONVERSATION

    Antisocial technician Caul is the best known interception specialist in his branch. His most important rule: Don’t question the client´s aim. When a mysterious client and his assistant ask him to spy on two people Caul accepts this job. But... Read More

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  • FADING MEMORIES: WHO AM I – NO SYSTEM IS SAFE (+ PANEL DISCUSSION)

    Benjamin is an underdog who mainly lives in his virtual reality as a hacker. When he meets Max, a charismatic boy who belongs to a hacker group called CLAY (Clowns Lauching At You) he finally gets the chance to use... Read More

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  • FEAST YOUR EYES: NERUDA

    Our monthly gastronomic feature followed by a feast inspired by the film at the IFI Café Bar.

    Pablo Narraín’s new film, Neruda, follows hot on the heels of his last biopic, Jackie. Portrayed by Luis Gnecco as a vibrant, committed... Read More

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  • FROM THE VAULTS: SOUND OF SILENTS

    IFI AND BOTTLENOTE PRESENT SOUND OF SILENTS PART OF MUSICTOWN 2017

    Sound of Silents presents a programme of short silent films accompanied by new improvised scores. The selection has a distinct German flavour and includes a newsreel purportedly documenting the... Read More

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  • GRADUATION

    ★★★★★ – The Guardian ★★★★ – The Irish Times

    A father goes to extreme lengths to ensure his daughter’s academic success in Cristian Mungiu’s (4 Months, 3 Weeks and 2 Days, Beyond the Hills) excoriating delineation of corruption and moral... Read More

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  • HANDSOME DEVIL

    ★★★★ – RTE ★★★★ – The Irish Times

    Returning to boarding school after the holidays, Ned (Fionn O’Shea), a bullied but resilient outsider, is dismayed to find he has been assigned a new roommate, Conor (Nicholas Galitzine), a rugby-playing Adonis.... Read More

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  • HEAL THE LIVING

    A terrible car accident on the outskirts of Le Havre has left 17-year-old Simon on life-support; his parents Marianne (Emmanuelle Seigner) and Vincent (Kool Shen) are barely able to comprehend the magnitude of their tragedy, let alone the well-meaning entreaties... Read More

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  • HIPSTERS – EVENING COURSE FROM RUSSIA WITH FILM

    1950s Moscow and the hipsters are at war with Young Communist League squares. Mels toes line till he meets rebellious Polly, buys a sax and learns to boogie, in this madcap fantasy of youth rebellion.

    Justin Doherty will talk about... Read More

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  • I AM NOT YOUR NEGRO

    Win a copy of the book here. 

    James Baldwin was a ground-breaking author, essayist and public intellectual who played a major role in articulating the complexity and toxicity of race relations in America during the Civil Rights movement of the... Read More

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  • I GOT LIFE

    This film is F-Rated. Find out more here.

    One of the hits of last November’s IFI French Film Festival (where it screened under the name Aurora with lead actress Agnès Jaoui in attendance), Blandine Lenoir’s film strikes a balance between... Read More

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  • IFI FAMILY: THE BIG KNIGHTS

    From the makers of Peppa Pig come the hilarious adventures of two brothers – Sir Boris, the finest swordsman in the world, and Sir Morris, the not so finest swordsman – and their noble, armour-plated pets, Sir Horace the Dog... Read More

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  • IFI Spotlight 2017 – Afternoon session

    Afternoon session only tickets are available for purchase from the link above.

    Morning session only tickets are available for purchase here.

    Full day tickets tickets are available for purchase here.

    AFTERNOON SESSION

    14.00                ... Read More

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  • IFI Spotlight 2017 – Morning session

    Morning session only tickets are available for purchase from the link above.

    Full day tickets are available for purchase here.

    Afternoon session only tickets are available for purchase here.

    MORNING SESSION

    10.30                          

    Welcome from Professor Margaret Kelleher

    10.40                          

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  • INTIMATE LIGHTING: A REPORT ON THE PARTY AND THE GUESTS

    Screening as part of the Czech New Wave season, April 8th to 30th. A multi-event pass is available in person or by phone at the IFI Box Office – 5 events for €45

    A group of picnickers’ blissful summer’s afternoon... Read More

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  • INTIMATE LIGHTING: CLOSELY OBSERVED TRAINS

    Screening as part of the Czech New Wave season, April 8th to 30th. A multi-event pass is available in person or by phone at the IFI Box Office – 5 events for €45

    JAROMIR SOFR MASTERCLASS APRIL 24TH – DETAILS... Read More

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  • INTIMATE LIGHTING: INTIMATE LIGHTING

    Screening as part of the Czech New Wave season, April 8th to 30th. A multi-event pass is available in person or by phone at the IFI Box Office – 5 events for €45

    Petr, a musician, and his girlfriend, Stepa,... Read More

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  • INTIMATE LIGHTING: JAROMÍR ŠOFR MASTERCLASS

    SOFR WILL ALSO TAKE PART IN A Q&A AFTER A SCREENING OF CLOSELY OBSERVED TRAINS ON APRIL 23RD AT 20.00 

    Part of the Czech New Wave season, April 8th to 30th. A multi-event pass is available in person or by... Read More

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  • INTIMATE LIGHTING: MORAVIAN HELLAS / DIAMONDS OF THE NIGHT

    Screening as part of the Czech New Wave season, April 8th to 30th. A multi-event pass is available in person or by phone at the IFI Box Office – 5 events for €45.

    Described by Jan Švankmajer as ‘the strongest... Read More

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  • INTIMATE LIGHTING: NOBODY WILL LAUGH

    Screening as part of the Czech New Wave season, April 8th to 30th. A multi-event pass is available in person or by phone at the IFI Box Office – 5 events for €45

    Inspired by a tale from Milan Kundera’s... Read More

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  • INTIMATE LIGHTING: THE CREMATOR

    Screening as part of the Czech New Wave season, April 8th to 30th. A multi-event pass is available in person or by phone at the IFI Box Office – 5 events for €45

    Made hastily during the Prague Spring of... Read More

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  • INTIMATE LIGHTING: THE FIREMEN’S BALL

    Screening as part of the Czech New Wave season, April 8th to 30th. A multi-event pass is available in person or by phone at the IFI Box Office – 5 events for €45

    A grand ball has been arranged by... Read More

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  • INTIMATE LIGHTING: THE LOVES OF A BLONDE

    Screening as part of the Czech New Wave season, April 8th to 30th. A multi-event pass is available in person or by phone at the IFI Box Office – 5 events for €45

    Andula works at a shoe factory near... Read More

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  • INTIMATE LIGHTING: THE SEVENTH DAY, THE EIGHTH NIGHT

    Screening as part of the Czech New Wave season, April 8th to 30th. A multi-event pass is available in person or by phone at the IFI Box Office – 5 events for €45

    The stationmaster of an unremarkable Czech village... Read More

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  • IRISH FOCUS: REVOLUTION IN COLOUR

    This Easter Monday screening reclaims the story of the Irish struggle for independence during the first quarter of the 20th century from the remote world of black and white to the vibrant world of living colour. A meticulous job of... Read More

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  • LADY BIRD

    This film is F-Rated. Find out more here.

    Writer/actor Greta Gerwig (Frances Ha, Mistress America) effortlessly transitions to the role of director for her début feature, a semi-autobiographical account of coming-of-age in Sacramento in 2002. Working from her own script,... Read More

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  • LEVIATHAN – EVENING COURSE FROM RUSSIA WITH FILM

    Award-winning drama that draws on Biblical themes and life in contemporary Russia. Director Zvyagintsev offers a flawed hero, Kolya, who seeks to save his home from the corrupt local mayor. Symbolic and beautiful state-of-the-nation cinema from this contemporary auteur.

    Retired... Read More

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  • MULHOLLAND DRIVE

    A dark and twisting tale of Hollywood ambition, love and betrayal, Mulholland Drive is one of David Lynch’s most renowned and scrutinised works. In the film’s first half, Naomi Watts plays Betty, a bright and implausibly cheerful young actress who... Read More

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  • NERUDA

    On Wednesday April 19th you can watch Neruda and also get a meal at the Café Bar with a special menu that’s paired with the film. Tickets cost €20 and are available here. 

    Pablo Larraín’s new film quickly follows has... Read More

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  • NIGHT WATCH – EVENING COURSE FROM RUSSIA WITH FILM

    This high-octane, hit fantasy thriller pits post glasnost Muscovites battling forces of dark and light. Borrowing liberally from The Matrix and Star Wars, its Russian sensibility remains evident among the wheeling camera shots and death metal soundtrack.

    Dr Aidan Power... Read More

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  • NT LIVE: TWELFTH NIGHT

    Tamsin Greig is Malvolia in a new twist on Shakespeare’s classic comedy of mistaken identity.

    A ship is wrecked on the rocks. Viola is washed ashore but her twin brother Sebastian is lost. Determined to survive on her own, she... Read More

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  • ONE FLEW OVER THE CUCKOO’S NEST

    Jack Nicholson gives what is perhaps his most indelible performance as Randle Patrick McMurphy in Miloš Forman’s masterpiece, one of just three films to win all five major Academy Awards. The film sees recidivist criminal McMurphy being moved from prison... Read More

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  • RAW

    IFI FILM CLUB – Join us for a discussion of Raw following the 18.15 screening on Tuesday April 18th.

    Raised a strict vegetarian, 16-year-old Justine (an impressive Garance Marillier) parlays her belief in animal rights into attendance at veterinary college, where... Read More

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  • SUNTAN

    EXCLUSIVELY AT IFI

    As what director Argyris Papadimitropoulos describes as “a coming-of-middle-age story” begins, Kostis, a doctor in his early forties, arrives on a sleepy resort island to take up his new position as its sole resident physician.

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  • THE AGE OF SHADOWS

    EXCLUSIVELY AT IFI

    ★★★★ – The Irish Times ★★★★ – The Playlist

    From the director of I Saw the Devil (2010), The Age of Shadows is a stylish spy thriller set against the backdrop of the Japanese occupation of Korea... Read More

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  • THE BIGGER PICTURE: THE BITTER TEARS OF PETRA VON KANT

    Our monthly programme strand in which a key film is presented in the context of a notional film canon.

    A new wave in cinema, as explored through our Czech season, suggests the emergence of innovative ideas, or a desire to... Read More

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  • THE COMMISSAR – EVENING COURSE FROM RUSSIA WITH FILM

    This civil war film was shelved until glasnost saw its release in 1988. It concerns pregnant Red Army commissar Klavdia, who moves in with a Russian-Jewish family. A harmonious communal life ensues, till the encroaching world war places the Jewish... Read More

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  • THE HANDMAIDEN

    ★★★★ – The Irish Times ★★★★ – The Guardian

    Opulent, erotic and replete with exquisite period detail and sly narrative trickery, The Handmaiden is everything we have come to expect from director Chan-wook Park (Oldboy, Thirst, Stoker) who has, with... Read More

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  • THE HAPPIEST DAY IN THE LIFE OF OLLI MÄKI

    ★★★★ – The Guardian ★★★★ – The Irish Times

    Winner of the Prix Un Certain Regard at last year’s Cannes Film Festival, Juho Kuosmanen’s heart-warming début feature tells the true story of one of the biggest events in Finnish sporting... Read More

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  • THE SALESMAN

    ★★★★ Irish Times ★★★★ Guardian

    The latest from Oscar-winning Iranian director Asghar Farhadi (About Elly, A Separation) is an expertly crafted domestic drama where precise plotting and escalating tension are deftly employed to underpin the moral dilemma at the film’s... Read More

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  • THE SECRET SCRIPTURE

    After an eclectic range of films in recent years, Jim Sheridan (My Left Foot, In America) returns to Irish themes and material with this adaptation of Sebastian Barry’s acclaimed novel. The elderly Rose (the inimitable Vanessa Redgrave) is the last... Read More

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  • THE SENSE OF AN ENDING

    An aging man tries to reconcile fateful decisions of decades past in Ritesh Batra’s (The Lunchbox) imaginative adaptation of Julian Barnes’s 2011 Booker-winning novel which ruminates upon the fallibility of memory, self-deception and the desire for closure.

    Tony Webster (Jim... Read More

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  • THE TRANSFIGURATION

    ★★★★ – Empire ★★★★ – The Irish Times

    Michael O’Shea’s low-key, absorbing film centres on teenage loner and orphan Milo (Eric Ruffin), a usually taciturn boy who only becomes animated when discussing a topic with which he is seemingly obsessed... Read More

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  • WHO’S GONNA LOVE ME NOW + SATELLITE Q&A AND PERFORMANCE

    Saar Moaz is an affable forty-year-old gay Israeli man living in London who sings regularly in the Gay Men’s Chorus; he’s also living with the burden of being HIV+ and the rejection he experienced at the hands of his conservative... Read More

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  • WILD STRAWBERRIES: BRIDGE OF SPIES

    Wild Strawberries is our bi-monthly film club for over 55s.

    With US-Russian relations dominating the political landscape, here’s a superb, old-fashioned drama from Steven Spielberg set during the Cold War, as envisioned by spymaster, John Le Carre.

    Spielberg’s assured direction... Read More

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  • WONDERSTRUCK

    There will be Open Captioned screenings of Wonderstruck on April 10th at 13.45 and April 12th at 20.45. 

    Todd Haynes follows up his sublime Carol with an imaginative adaptation of Brian Selznick’s critically acclaimed novel.

    Minnesota, 1977. Twelve-year-old Ben is... Read More

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  • YOU WERE NEVER REALLY HERE

    This film is F-Rated. Find out more here.

    Lynne Ramsay’s bracing, violent new film, her long-delayed follow up to We Need to Talk About Kevin (2011), stars Joaquin Phoenix in a coiled performance as Joe, a traumatised ex-army private contractor... Read More

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