An evocative, highly original meditation on life after death and the enduring connections we make to people and places, A Ghost Story reunites director David Lowery (Ain’t Them Bodies Saints) with Rooney Mara and Casey Affleck. When Affleck’s... Read More
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ART IN THE ARCHIVE
Notes by Sunniva O’Flynn
Hallowed Fire The Cultural Relations Committee... Read More
Invitation to Art: The Art of... Read More
This film is F-Rated. Find out more here.
THE SCREENING WILL BE FOLLOWED BY A Q&A WITH WRITER LAURA ALBERT (aka JT LEROY) HOSTED BY PAULA MALCOMSON (‘The Hunger Games’)
Novelist JT LeRoy burst onto the literary scene in... Read More
Documentarian Matthew Heineman continues to shine a light onto some of the world’s most dangerous places in the extraordinary City of Ghosts.
The film focuses on members of the Syrian citizen journalism group ‘Raqqa is Being Slaughtered Silently’ (RBSS), who... Read More
Director Walther Ruttmann was an early practitioner of experimental film, part of the ‘Absolute film’ school. Although this might still be classed as an avant-garde film, influenced by the early work of Dziga Vertov, it is structured so as to... Read More
Like Lang, F.W. Murnau is a towering figure of this period, thanks to films such as Nosferatu (1922), The Last Laugh (1924), and, after moving to America, Sunrise: A Song of Two Humans (1927). Murnau’s approach to framing and his... Read More
Based on a screenplay co-written by Bertolt Brecht, Kuhle Wampe, made at the tail end of the era and representing the swan song of New Objectivity, is notable for its explicitly Communist politics, which led to its censorship on release... Read More
This film is F-Rated. Find out more here.
Openness about sex and sexuality was a hallmark of Weimar cinema, as in, for example, Pandora’s Box. Leontine Sagan’s cult classic was one of the first to feature lesbian themes prominently,... Read More
This screening will be introduced by Stefan Drößler, Director of the Munich Film Museum – who will be taking part in a Discussion of Weimar Cinema on August 27th at 14.00. Click here for more information.
A novel blend... Read More
Whether placing actresses such as Marlene Dietrich, Ossi Oswalda, or Lilian Harvey at the centre of particular stories, or offering opportunities behind the camera to directors such as Marie Harder, Leontine... Read More
The only one of three films directed by and starring Paul Wegener concerning the Golem, a figure from Jewish folklore, to have survived, this is, along with The Cabinet Of Dr. Caligari (Robert Wiene, 1920), one of the key works... Read More
Ernst Lubitsch is primarily remembered for the comedies he made in America, such as Ninotchka (1939), which was co-written by fellow émigré Billy Wilder, and The Shop Around the Corner (1940).
While still working in Germany, he alternated between large-scale... Read More
Join Stefan Drößler, the Director of the Munich Film Museum, for a wide-ranging discussion on the cinema of the Weimar Republic. The early years of the art in Weimar Germany have been hugely influential on the development of cinema throughout... Read More
Actor Emil Jannings was one of the most esteemed actors of this time, working with directors such as F.W. Murnau and Josef von Sternberg, before moving to America to become the first winner of the Oscar for Best Actor, and... Read More
Actor Conrad Veidt will forever hold a place in popular culture following his performance in The Man Who Laughs (1928), which inspired the appearance of Batman’s nemesis, the Joker. However, he had a significant career during the Weimar era, appearing... Read More
Arguably the director most closely identified with the New Objectivity, G.W. Pabst first came to prominence with The Joyless Street (1925), which featured an early performance from Greta Garbo. It focused on the plight of women in society, as did... Read More
A giant of not just German cinema, but world cinema, Fritz Lang arguably remains best known for masterpieces such as the Dr. Mabuse series (1922-1960) and M (1931).
Throughout this period of his career, he turned his hand to a... Read More
This film has been classified 15A.
As the Black Lives Matter movement continues to draw attention to institutional racism in the US police force, the new film from Oscar-winning director Kathryn... Read More
We are delighted to welcome BAFTA-winning director Aisling Walsh for an in-depth exploration of her career to date in film and television.
In a presentation liberally illustrated with clips from her work she will discuss her education at IADT Dun Laoghaire and at the... Read More
ALL SHOWS WILL BE IN 70mm. All 70mm tickets are priced €14 (€13 conc.)
This film has been classified 12A.
Our next 70mm screening will be the classic Lawrence of Arabia from October 20th. Book here.
Throughout his career,... Read More
‘Life is too short’ says Anji (Katherine Pearce) to Steven Patrick Morrissey (Jack Lowden), ‘for clichés’, he retorts drolly, advice the makers of this film have wisely chosen to heed. The Morrissey of England is Mine is not the gladioli-wielding,... Read More
Are you a young reader looking for a new series? Do you need a prescription for an exciting new read? Then pop along to the Book Clinic in the IFI Foyer, show your festival cinema ticket, and have an informal consultation with one... Read More
When rebellious Jenny gets sent away to her relatives in rural Thailand, it seems things can’t get much worse until she finds friendship with a silent farm boy called Boonrod.
Together, they take on the school bullies and Boonrod competes in the annual... Read More
Imagine you had a teacher who sometimes turned into a frog!
Sita knows everything there is to know about amphibians, but when she finds out Mr. Kikker’s secret, she decides to do what she can to keep him safe, not only from dangerous... Read More
Admission to this event is FREE.
Books and films tell amazing stories through words and pictures. For our festival, we are delighted to welcome Laureate na nÓg, the award-winning illustrator and author, PJ Lynch.
Meet PJ in the IFI foyer, and as... Read More
Eleven-year-old Mick is sent to live with Grandpa on a cattle station in Western Australia. He feels completely isolated until he comes across a paint-covered red pup he names Blue.
The two become instant friends and embark on a series of adventures across... Read More
Our specially selected programme of short films for younger viewers is not to be missed.
There’s a French tale about a musical bear, a Russian story about a baby deer learning to sled, a gorgeous Irish animation about the power of imagination, and... Read More
Can a moon creature and a robot learn to get along? Will Quim be able to scale a human tower just like his father did? Can Daithí cobble enough together to afford a necklace for his classroom crush? From Spain, U.S., Ireland, and... Read More
17.30-18.30 – THE BIG PICTURE IN THE FOYER Books and films tell amazing stories through words and pictures. For our festival, we are delighted to welcome Laureate na nÓg, the award-winning illustrator and author, PJ Lynch.
Meet PJ in the IFI foyer,... Read More
Inspired by the much-loved children’s book, this delightful watercolour animation brings the family bear hunt to the big screen.
Read the book with RTÉjr’s Clara Murray, watch the film, then hear from Eco-Unesco who’ll tell you just what to look out for... Read More
To book call IFI Box Office on 01 679 3477. Places strictly limited.
Paper Panther Productions are here to assist our younger audiences make their very own mini puppets.
Inspired by characters from their favourite books, participants will build miniature figures, using wire skeleton armature, masking tape, and... Read More
Join animator and Pink Kong Studio’s creative director Aoife Doyle for this unique music animation workshop. Inspired by their terrific Urban Tails short Madra Rua, participants will learn about... Read More
To book call IFI Box Office on 01 679 3477
Have you visited other parts of Europe and wondered what it might be like to live there? Imagine growing up in a snowy climate or somewhere you couldn’t move freely.
This free film... Read More
** Please note that this Feast Your Eyes event will take place on WEDNESDAY, AUGUST 23rd at 19.00, and NOT on Friday, August 18th as advertised in the August programme.**
Our monthly gastronomic feature followed by a meal in the... Read More
Final Portrait is also our Feast Your Eyes film for August – get your movie ticket and a main course for just €20 on August 23rd at 19.00. Click here for more.
For his fifth film as director, a... Read More
This new transportive documentary from Dónal Ó Céilleachiar (Dreamtime Revisited, Camino by the Sea) takes us back, via exquisite cinematography, to the Muscraí Gaeltacht.
This is the land of Ó Ríordáin and Ó Riada, a land well known for its... Read More
Wild Strawberries is our bi-monthly film club for over 55s.
This breezy crime comedy combines the acting talents of Morgan Freeman, Michael Caine and Alan Alda, reveling in their roles as retirees who, in need of extra cash and... Read More
Pixar alumnus Pete Docter’s story of eleven year old Reilly’s emotional journey, addresses adult audiences while respecting children’s emotions too. It doesn’t avoid sad moments, rather through the juxtaposition of Sadness... Read More
Istanbul’s abundant feral cat population is the star of Ceyda Torun’s quietly magical documentary that affords a unique perspective on one of the world’s great cities. Occupants since the days of the Ottoman Empire, the cats of Istanbul are neither... Read More
A shameful piece of hidden World War II history is exhumed in Martin Zandvliet’s empathetic and deeply involving third feature, recently Oscar-nominated for Best Foreign Language Film.
The setting is Denmark in the immediate... Read More
A French slang word used to refer to a police informant, Le Doulos was adapted by Melville from the 1957 novel of the same name by Pierre Lesou. A film noir crime drama in which nothing is quite as it... Read More
Logan Lucky marks the return of the previously prolific Steven Soderbergh to feature filmmaking after a four year hiatus.
A companion piece of sorts to his Ocean’s trilogy, the film swaps the glamour of... Read More
Director Aisling Walsh will take part in a career retrospective at the IFI on August 15th.
Though crippled with debilitating arthritis, Maudie (Sally Hawkins)... Read More
The IFI once again invites audiences to take a chance with us on a Sunday afternoon. Our Mystery Matinee strand is a screening about which only two things will be known: it could be literally anything from the history of... Read More
America in the mid-1980s. In the midst of the AIDS crisis and a conservative Reagan administration, New Yorkers grapple with life and death, love and sex, heaven and hell.
Andrew Garfield (Silence, Hacksaw Ridge) plays Prior Walter along with a... Read More
‘You don’t know how we live’ says Christine’a Rainey (aka Ma Quest) to the TV as a campaigning Donald Trump addresses his ‘What do you have to lose?’ message to African Americans. This moment comes towards the end of Jonathan... Read More
Ireland 1939. Franklin (Aidan Quinn), a newly appointed lay teacher at a boys’ reformatory, is shocked by the school’s culture of brutality. The boys are subjected to a regime of torture... Read More
Exclusively at IFI
On the surface, the story told here of love, doubt and betrayal, is distinct yet familiar.
Faye (Rooney Mara), a young woman drifting at the edges of the Austin music scene, goes out with BV (Ryan Gosling),... Read More
Made soon after the death of Freddy Gray in police custody in April 2015 led to a wave of protests across Baltimore city, Amanda Lipitz’s deeply affecting documentary follows... Read More
This is a test event to see if we can set up an online system for booking IFI Education Events.
★★★★ – Guardian ★★★★ – Irish Independent
Also our Feast Your Eyes pick for July – see it with a main course for €20. Tickets and info here.
1864. As the Civil War rages on, wounded Union... Read More
The irresistibly sweet, charming, and very funny The Big Sick is written by Emily V. Gordon and Silicon Valley’s Kumail Nanjiani, and tells the story of their real-life romance and the difficulties it faced,... Read More
Emer Reynolds’s enthralling documentary details NASA’s ambitious Voyager program which, in 1977, launched two probes whose original mission was to study the outermost planets of the Solar System, but went on to become the first human-created object to enter interstellar... Read More
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