Join us for FREE screenings of films from the IFI Irish Film Archive. Simply collect your tickets at the IFI Box Office.
This month we present a ‘Bleak Midwinter’ programme – a stark alternative to the usual Christmas fare.
PROGRAMME 1: BEFORE I SLEEP
Reuniting old theatre chums Brendan Gleeson and director Paul Mercier, this short film follows an unemployed businessman (Gleeson) on his bleak odyssey through the snowy streets of Dublin.
FILM INFO: 30 minutes, 1997, Colour
PROGRAMME 2: AMHARC ÉIREANN CHRISTMAS
Start your Christmas shopping in April, shiver in December as swimmers break ice at Howth and Clontarf, pant at the pantomimes in Drimnagh and Crumlin, and be moved by the moving crib.
FILM INFO: 6 minutes, 1959 – 64, Black and White
INTO THE ABYSS
In Geraldine Creed’s moving short film, a young woman who arrives home from London to spend Christmas with her family feels alienated and chooses not to reveal her difficulty in coping with migration.
FILM INFO: 15 minutes, 1992, Colour
For more festive screenings and events at the IFI in December, see Christmas at the IFI.