With commentary by Gerard Stembridge.
Writer, director and author Gerard Stembridge aimed his merciless pen at public figures in the famed 1980s Scrap Saturday, with co-creator Dermot Morgan.
Here he will celebrate one of his favourites: Alexander Payne’s scathing satire... Read More
With commentary by Anthony P McIntyre.
The Irish comedy has, possibly more than most, undergone many transformations. The early gombeen made way for jovial gangsters, raw addicts or the occasional rom-com. This recent hit touches on all of these, but... Read More
With commentary by John Sherlock Assistant Professor of Screenwriting at TCD, Justin Macgregor.
Absurdist comedy from Sweden’s Roy Anderson. Taking a look at corporate life, the former commercials director uses a fairly static camera to record seemingly disconnected events – a... Read More
Dr Gwenda Young will discuss silent film, the 1920s, and Clara Bow as icon of the Jazz Age
While many silent comedies relied heavily on slapstick and sight gags, Clara Bow offered comic performances that were sexy and lovable. In It,... Read More
With commentary by Professor Diane Negra.
Frank Capra’s Oscar-winning film concerns the road trip of heiress Ellie (Claudette Colbert) and wisecracking reporter Peter (Clark Gable) who offers to help her reunite with her aviator husband, is a mock courtship that... Read More
Comedian Alison Spittle will present this hit 1980s comedy.
Eddie Murphy plays pampered African Prince Akeem whose parents want him to marry, but agree to give him forty days of unspoilt freedom in the US. Pronouncing it ‘one of Eddie... Read More
Documentary filmmaker Sean McAllister is known for his work about people caught up in a world of political turmoil and personal conflict. His award-winning films include A Syrian Love Story, The Liberace of Baghdad, Japan: A Story of Love and Hate, and The Reluctant Revolutionary. This... Read More
Mozambique – The Scene of a Crime was filmed by Mary Raftery’s long-time collaborator, the award winning Director of Photography Cedric Culliton. Cedric has filmed in many conflict zones around the world and currently works in RTÉ’s Investigative Unit. Together... Read More
What kinds of skills and supports are required by a filmmaker when making a documentary outside their own environment? What responsibilities does the filmmaker have to participants? What are the pros and cons of collaboration with global partners? These will... Read More
This event is only available for Schools screenings through IFI Education. To book all other schools events contact IFI Education on (01) 6795744.
Throughout his career, Christopher Nolan has been a vocal advocate for the superiority of celluloid over... Read More
Celebrating the centenary of the first issue of the Irish Events newsreel in 1917, Denis Condon and Ciara Chambers will present an illustrated lecture exploring the production which ran for several years. Produced by Norman Whitten of the General Film... Read More
Despite the harsh conditions endured by the population of Gaza, everyday life continues. As a result of the restrictions placed upon them, the younger generation must be inventive in finding physical outlets and creating entertainment.
For one small group, including... Read More
The Guess Who’s Coming to Dinner template works to winning effect in Sophie Boutros’ comedy-drama that casts a shrewd eye over the tensions between Syria and Lebanon.
Therese, the wife of the mayor of a Lebanese village, is preparing to... Read More
An innocent night out clubbing with her friends descends into a hellish ordeal for 21-year-old Mariam (Mariam Al Ferjani) in the provocative Beauty and the Dogs.
Focusing on the aftermath of her rape by two policemen, the film unflinchingly depicts... Read More
Ali is in love with a (possibly psychic) goat, called Nada. Ibrahim works at a recording studio and suffers from terrifying voices in his head. Ali yields to his mother’s wish that he visit a healer’s clinic where he meets... Read More
The life of young blind Lebanese musician Rabih (real life musician Barakat Jabbour) is thrown into uncertainty when he applies for a passport to go on a European tour with his band.
When doubt is cast upon the authenticity of... Read More
Grace Jones and Friends Live promises to be a thrilling and enlightening evening with the inimitable icon, as she discusses her life and work with some of her closest collaborators, from the worlds of music, fashion, art and film. Broadcast live via... Read More
Borg/McEnroe tells the story of the epic rivalry between Swedish tennis legend Björn Borg (Sverrir Gudnason) and his greatest adversary, the hot tempered American John McEnroe (Shia LaBeouf, perfectly cast), which came to a head during the 1980 Wimbledon Championships,... Read More
Join us for free lunchtime screenings of films from the IFI Irish Film Archive. Simply collect your tickets at the IFI Box Office.
Stephen Burke – early works This month we screen two early Northern Irish narratives by Stephen Burke,... Read More
The screening will be followed by a Q&A with director Chris Kelly.
An intimate portrait of three people caught up in the chaotic and often violent developments shaping modern-day Cambodia.
Shot by Irish director Chris Kelly over six years, the film... Read More
Caring for horses gives purpose and joy to Lorna, a 17-year-old living in the Dublin suburb of Ballymun.
A fiercely capable and determined young woman, she has her heart set on becoming a farrier, a traditionally male preserve. Her unemployed father, who shares her love of horses,... Read More
The inhabitants of Great Dervent, a scenic yet economically depressed Bulgarian village on the Turkish border are split by opposing responses to the Syrian refugee crisis; some are threatened by the prospect of migrants, others – such as Ivan, the titular postman and town mayoral candidate –... Read More
The screening will be followed by a Q&A with director Ramona S. Diaz. A fly-on-the-wall portrait of the Jose Fabella Hospital in Manila, an overcrowded and underfunded facility that boasts the world’s busiest maternity ward; poor education and distrust for... Read More
The shooting of unarmed teenager Michael Brown by police in Ferguson, Missouri in 2014 triggered mass demonstrations and rioting; the incendiary Whose Streets? captures the escalating situation with an in-the-moment immediacy, incorporating the perspectives of both newly-radicalised protestors and ordinary... Read More
This screening will be followed by a wine reception in the IFI foyer.
A rousing tribute to the Ed Wood of Afghan filmmaking, Sonia Kronlund’s delightful Nothingwood (the title being a wry spin on a more resourced filmmaking community) follows... Read More
Chavela Vargas revolutionised Mexican traditional singing in the 1950s whilst challenging heterocultural norms in the process.An unabashedly out, trouser-wearing lesbian singing ranchero music typically reserved for men, she was an iconic, hugely successful figure.
With a wealth of archival... Read More
Jimi Hendrix and Robbie Robertson are just two of the legends featured in this film that sheds welcome light onto the role played by Native Americans in the history of popular music.
Presented as a series of vignettes, with terrific archival footage and interviews from... Read More
Irishwoman Mary Elmes (1908-2002) is a remarkable unsung heroine who saved hundreds of children from the horrors of the Spanish Civil War and from the concentration camps of World War II.
In a film narrated by Winona Ryder, Andrew Gallimore pieces together the jigsaw of her... Read More
For over fifty years the amateur theatre group of Monticchiello, a tiny hilltop village in Tuscany, has staged original productions inspired by the lives of the villagers themselves.
The tradition began after WWII as the townsfolk sought to engage creatively with... Read More
This film opens on September 29th. Tickets will go on sale on Monday, September 25th.
This film is F-Rated. Find out more here.
There will be Open Captioned screenings of Daphne on Tuesday, October 3rd at 13.30 and Wednesday, October... Read More
Our monthly gastronomic feature followed by a meal in the IFI Café Bar.
September’s pairing of a new release and a specially devised main course menu will be Janus Metz’s Borg/McEnroe.
The film tells the story of the epic rivalry... Read More
Wild Strawberries is our bi-monthly film club for over 55s.
Director Mike Mills’ previous film, Beginners, was based on the experience of his father coming out in his 70s. This latest... Read More
The screening will be followed by a Q&A with director Michael Fanning.
Seán Mannion, a talented boxer from the quiet Gaeltacht village of Ros Muc, Co Galway, left Ireland for Boston in the 1970s and rose to the heights of New York’s Madison Square Gardens... Read More
The screening will be followed by a Q&A with producer Trevor Birney.
Three miles off the coast of Florida a five-year-old Cuban boy Elián González is rescued from a sinking boat. 11 other passengers, including the boy’s mother, have drowned.
The film... Read More
A programme of contemporary, short form, documentary filmmaking in Ireland. This year’s shorts programme showcases emerging talent in expository, observational, poetic and participatory forms of documentary filmmaking.
The Irish Shorts Programme Audience Award, presented at the screening, is kindly supported... Read More
There will be a Q&A with director Stephen Burke and actor Barry Ward hosted by Mary Kate O’Flanagan after the 18.30 screening on Saturday Sept 23rd
Inspired by the true story of the escape by 38 IRA prisoners from the... Read More
The screening will be followed by a Q&A with directors Patrick Farrelly and Kate O’Callaghan, and Jaha Dukureh.
Jaha is a young woman who returns home from the US to the Gambia to lead a campaign against female genital mutilation (FGM), the... Read More
The arduous journey of a rural Congolese charcoal maker (makala means coal in Swahili) as he first prepares and then transports his precarious burden on top of a bicycle to sell in town is the unlikely subject of Emmanuel Gras’s... Read More
There will be Open Captioned screenings of mother! on Tuesday 19th at 13.20 and Monday 25th at 18.20.
Director Darren Aronofsky returns to the fertile terrain previously explored in Black Swan (2010) with the psychological horror of mother!, in which... Read More
The screening will be followed by a Q&A with director Olga Černovaitė and producer Jeremiah Cullinane.
The Lithuanian town of Visaginas is just forty years old but already it faces an uncertain future.
Created to service a nuclear power plant which showcased the wonders of Soviet technology... Read More
There will be Open Captioned screenings of God’s Own Country on Wednesday 6th at 18.30 and Thursday 7th at 14.00.
An emotionally numb Yorkshire sheep farmer experiences an unexpected thaw when he is forced to work with a Romanian immigrant... Read More
Drummer Gabriel (Dermot Murphy), recently diagnosed with bipolar disorder, is forced to curb his erratic behaviour when his therapist changes his medication and insists he join a special football team.
When he meets goalkeeper Christopher (Jacob McCarthy), a 17-year-old with... Read More
The screening will be followed by a Q&A with director Mark Noonan and producer John Flahive.
Still working at the age of 95, Pritzker Prize winning Irish-American architect Kevin Roche has reached the top of his profession, but has not sought fame and... Read More
21st – 23rd September // Irish Film Festival, San Francisco // San Francisco, USA
21st – 24th September // Irish Screen America // Los Angeles, USA
20th – 30th September // British and Irish Festival // Luxembourg
17th – 20th August // Irish Focus at the Festival Hviezdne noci Bytča // The Dead Man of ARAN, Young Cassidy, The Quiet Man, Poitín, Irish Destiny, My Left Foot, Sing Street, The Secret of Kells, Adam and Paul, A Date for... Read More
Twice a year, Folsom State Prison invites members of the public to enter its gates to participate in a four-day program of intensive group therapy operated by a collective of category-four inmates. Known as ‘The Work’, the sessions expose unacknowledged... Read More
9th – 30th June // A Celebration of James Joyce // Ulysses, Bloom // Vilnius, Lithuania
16th June // Centre Culturel Irlandais // Bloom // Paris, France
22nd June // Irish Film London ‘Irish Film Makers Meet Up’ // London,... Read More
This film opens on Friday, October 20th 2017.
Tickets for screenings on Friday, October 20th, Saturday, October 21st, and Sunday, October 22nd are now available.
This film is classified PG.
The IFI is delighted to present David Lean’s 1962... Read More
The IFI is supported by The Arts Council