ARCHIVE AT LUNCHTIME DECEMBER 2017: DOUBLE BILL

Join us for free lunchtime screenings of films from the IFI Irish Film Archive. Simply collect your tickets at the IFI Box Office. See www.ifi.ie for more information.

NATIVITIES

CHURCHING OF WOMEN
Radharc’s film about an outmoded practice where new mothers received a Church blessing soon after giving birth.
FILM INFO: 6 mins, 1963

ADOPTION DAY
In this Radharc film a baby is adopted, bringing great joy to her new parents and three older brothers.
FILM INFO: 14 mins, 1968

CHAMPIONWEIGHT BABY
British Newsreel about the birth of a very big baby in Bray, Co. Wicklow.
FILM INFO: 2 mins, 1950

THE MEANING OF EGGSISTENSE
An animated film in which a man is attacked by  a swan and then gives birth to an egg.
DIRECTOR: Bruce Ryder
FILM INFO: 8 mins, 2011, Ireland

HOW WAS YOUR DAY?
A drama in which a woman (Eileen Walsh) looks forward to the birth of her first child but is devastated when she is born with physical and mental difficulties.
DIRECTOR: Damien O’Donnell
FILM INFO: 8 mins, 2011, Ireland