Ove (Rolf Lassgård) is stubborn, principled and extremely short-tempered, the quintessential grumpy old man terrifying his community with arcane strictures that only he adheres to. Privately, he is mourning the death of his wife and contemplating suicide, his first attempt... Read More
★★★★ – Irish Times ★★★★ – Irish Independent
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Hirokazu Kore-eda, the prolific and remarkably consistent director of I Wish (2011), Like Father, Like Son (2013) and Our Little Sister (2015), returns with another finely calibrated... Read More
ARCHIVE AT LUNCHTIME
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Notes by Sunniva O’Flynn
PITCH AND PUTT WITH BECKETT AND JOYCE
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FILM INFO: 3 mins,... Read More
AMHARC ÉIREANN: EAGRÁN 159
Joyce Tower Opened!
FILM INFO: 3 mins, 1962, Ireland, Black and White
THREE WEEKS IN... Read More
This film closes on Thursday, June 22nd.
Australian tourist Clare (Teresa Palmer) arrives in Berlin to photograph East German GDR architecture. Whilst there, she meets Andi (Max Riemelt), a handsome, if moody, schoolteacher and they hit it off immediately. He shows... Read More
This film closes on Thursday, June 22nd
The follow up to 2009’s Mundane History, the beguiling, utterly original and shape-shifting By The Time It Gets Dark has received critical acclaim and a number of international awards since its premiere at... Read More
John Connors plays Jay Connolly, a part-time DJ and low-level drug dealer living in Darndale, an area rife with gangland violence, drugs and social problems. When his welfare payments are cut off, he decides it’s time to start dealing more... Read More
★★★★★ – Irish Times ★★★★★ – Guardian
Restored for its 25th anniversary in 2016, Julie Dash’s seminal Daughters of the Dust was reissued to coincide with the release of Beyoncé’s visual album Lemonade, a work which draws greatly... Read More
This extremely rare opportunity to see one of the early works of German master Fritz Lang on the big screen, long withdrawn from circulation, is to be welcomed, particularly in this new digital restoration.
Lang’s fantasy film, a hugely influential... Read More
William Goldman’s Oscar-winning screenplay sees journalists Carl Bernstein (Hoffman) and Bob Woodward (Robert Redford) working together on what initially appears to be a minor story of little import, a break-in at Washington’s Watergate Hotel in 1972. Encouraged by his editor... Read More
Hoffman received his first Oscar win for the role of Ted Kramer, a workaholic who is forced to adjust and take care of his young son, Billy, when he is left by his wife Joanna (Meryl Streep). Just as father... Read More
Lenny Bruce was a stand-up comedian whose focus on social satire made him the forerunner of greats such as George Carlin and Bill Hicks. Like Hicks, he has long been lionised for his caustic tone and fearlessness in tackling taboo... Read More
Hoffman reteamed with John Schlesinger in this thriller scripted by William Goldman (Butch Cassidy and the Sundance Kid). He plays Babe, who is drawn into a world of duplicity, betrayal, and stolen diamonds when his brother Doc (Roy Scheider) incurs... Read More
Famously the only X-rated film to win the Oscar for Best Picture, in Midnight Cowboy Hoffman plays ‘Ratso’ Rizzo, a small-time New York conman who falls in with Texan Joe Buck (Jon Voight). Joe has come to the city with... Read More
One of the great prison films, Papillon is based on the autobiography of French convict Henri Charrière, whose titular nickname was derived from his tattoo of a butterfly. Portrayed here by Steve McQueen, Charrière, although guilty of being a safecracker,... Read More
Rain Man saw Dustin Hoffman win his second Oscar for his portrayal of the autistic savant Raymond Babbitt. Raymond is the elder brother of Charlie (Tom Cruise), who had no idea of his existence until trying to trace the main... Read More
Straight Time, based on a novel by Edward Bunker (Reservoir Dogs’ Mr. Blue) was originally Dustin Hoffman’s directorial debut before he decided to opt out of the role when shooting was underway (he would not return to directing until 2012’s... Read More
In Tootsie, Hoffman plays Michael Dorsey, an actor struggling more because of his difficult reputation than lack of talent. Desperate for work, he poses as ‘Dorothy Michaels’ in an audition for a daytime soap opera. Having won the part, he... Read More
In this absorbing and brilliantly open-ended new adaptation of Daphne du Maurier’s 1951 novel, Rachel Weisz takes on the eponymous role, playing opposite Sam Claflin as Philip, once a young orphan, brought up by his older, beloved cousin Ambrose who... Read More
A haunting elegy set in the aftermath of World War I, Frantz is another successful change of pace for the prolific and versatile François Ozon (Swimming Pool, 8 Women, Potiche).
Mourning the death in battle of her fiancé Frantz, Anna... Read More
Actress/director Nicole Garcia’s adaptation of Milena Agus’s novella features another wholly immersed performance from Marion Cotillard as Gabrielle, a rebellious spirit in post-WWII France. Beginning in the 1950s, Garcia presents an extended flashback to 1940s Provence where Gabrielle’s flagrant disregard... Read More
★★★★ – Time Out
Provincial café proprietor Li (Fan Bingbing) is striving for legal representation in her complicated case against her husband – they conspired to get a ‘fake’ divorce in order to secure their dream... Read More
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This programme examines the distinct and overlapping interests of two acclaimed filmmakers, both of whom will be in attendance for the screening.
Over several decades of practice Peggy Ahwesh... Read More
This feelgood, candy-coloured musical romance swept the boards at awards season this year, reminding us that films can provide popular superhero-free escapism. Where director Chazelle’s previous film, Whiplash (2014), had shown the struggle and pain tied up in the pursuit... Read More
Audio Description (AD) will be available on all screenings.
Beautifully directed by William Oldroyd from a screenplay by noted playwright Alice Birch, Lady Macbeth sees teenage Katherine (Florence Pugh) sold into marriage to an older man, Alexander, and the household... Read More
Woody Allen was famously so unhappy with Manhattan that he wanted to offer United Artists a new project for free if they would agree not to release it, a position that will no doubt seem baffling to audiences revisiting the... Read More
★★★★★ – Irish Times ★★★★ – Guardian
This tender Oscar-nominated animation defies pre-conceived notions of what to expect from a film for young audiences. First-time director Claude Barras uses a Tim Burton stop-motion style to create big-eyed, fragile... Read More
As with her earlier feature Anne Devlin (1994), Pat Murphy again reclaims an important Irish woman from relative obscurity as she tells the tale of Nora (Susan Lynch), a spirited young housemaid from Galway, and her relationship with raffish young writer, James Joyce (Ewan MacGregor). The... Read More
Revolutions introduces the exciting, sometimes brutal, world of women’s roller derby, a non-traditional sport that is gaining popularity but still operates well outside the sporting mainstream. Director Laura McGann followed a number of women over four years as they commit... Read More
Laura Poitras follows up Citizenfour (2014), her Oscar-winning portrait of Edward Snowden, with an equally candid study of WikiLeaks founder Julian Assange.
Poitras was granted extraordinary access to her subject, holed up in the Ecuadorian embassy in London along with... Read More
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‘Smolt (n.) Young salmon migrating to sea for first time.’
While trying to offload secondhand cigarettes, two 12-year-olds, Darren and Leon, become embroiled in a saga involving... Read More
Director Mike Nichols’s timeless classic is reissued on the occasion of its fiftieth anniversary in a new digital restoration. Following his graduation from college, 21-year-old Benjamin (Dustin Hoffman) evades making plans for his future while he begins an affair with... Read More
★★★★ – 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... Read More
★★★★★ – Telegraph ★★★★ – Irish Times
Aki Kaurismäki, the Finnish master of deadpan humour, tackles the immigration crisis in his inimitable fashion. In the years since Leningrad Cowboys Go America (1989), Kaurismäki has refined his signature style... Read More
The inspirational teacher is a familiar screen character, setting out to rescue pupils from ignorance, mediocrity or abuse, invariably winning audience respect. Jean Brodie, however, is the 1930s Edinburgh school teacher of Muriel Spark’s novel who defies our empathy and... Read More
This film closes on Thursday, June 22nd
★★★★ – Irish Times ★★★★ – Guardian
The first international co-production for Studio Ghibli, the world-renowned Japanese animation studio responsible for modern classics such as Princess Mononoke, Spirited Away and Ponyo, is... Read More
Tickets for this free event should be booked in advance in person or over the phone with the IFI Box Office on 01-6793477.
Co-curated by IFI and Minceirs Whiden, Ireland’s only all-Traveller forum, this presentation includes screenings and discussions of... Read More
There may be pirates all over the cinemas in June, but they’ll be no match for this 1950 adaptation of the classic Robert Louis Stevenson story. As the first live action film from Walt Disney, the studio went all out... Read More
British filmmaker Nick Broomfield has popularised a particular strain of investigative journalism, shining light into the murkier corners of celebrated lives in films such as Kurt & Courtney (1998), Biggie and Tupac (2002) and Aileen: Life and Death of Serial... Read More
British filmmaker Nick Broomfield has popularised a particular strain of investigative journalism, shining a light into the murkier corners of celebrated lives in films such as Kurt & Courtney (1998), Biggie and Tupac (2002) and Aileen: Life and Death of... Read More
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