Novelist JT LeRoy burst onto the literary scene in the mid-90s, a bracingly honest new voice whose lurid tales of street hustlers and child abuse were drawn from his own experiences at the hands of neglectful carers and institutions.
But... 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 aftermath of the war; embittered Danish... Read More
Join us for free daily lunchtime screenings of films from the IFI Irish Film Archive. Simply collect your tickets at the IFI Box Office.
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
Join Stefan Drößler, the Director of the Munich Film Museum, for a discussion on the cinema of the Weimar Republic.
Tickets for this event are €5.
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
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
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
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, and was also ground-breaking for having an all-female cast.
A novel blend of feature and documentary, People On Sunday was the result of a collaborative effort on the part of a number of talented individuals who would go on to significant careers in America as part of the exodus... 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
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
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 Sagan (Mädchen In Uniform, also showing in this season),... 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
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
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
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
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 part of his Big Picture project, he’ll... 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
Rudolf is a curious Japanese kitten who wants to see more of the world. One day he gets lost in the big city of Tokyo when along comes Gottalot, a street-smart cat with a very special skill – he can read the... 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
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
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
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
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
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
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 stuffing. Watch your favourite character come to life … and then take him/her home.
AGE... Read More
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 programme is specially selected for young people interested in seeing different stories... 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 creatures living in our cities before creating their very own animated urban tail. Heaps of... Read More
This film opens on July 28th. Tickets are now on sale.
This film has been classified 15A.
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... Read More
Join us for free daily lunchtime screening of science fiction films from the IFI Irish Film Archive. Simply collect your tickets at the IFI Box Office.
STARRY, STARRY NIGHT
SPACEMEN THREE An astrogeologist in space for the... Read More
SPACEMEN THREE An astrogeologist in space for the first... Read More
★★★★ – 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 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
Martin Provost’s (Séraphine) The Midwife is a showcase for star performances from two very different icons of French cinema. Claire (Catherine Frot) is a workaholic midwife at a maternity hospital in Paris, devoting herself utterly to what she views as... Read More
FIFTY PERCENT GREY This Oscar-nominated dark comedy sees a... Read More
Wild Strawberries is our bi-monthly film club for over 55s.
This charming World War II drama offers an antidote to the weightier war-themed features now showing. Here folk are getting on with life despite the war, with plenty of... Read More
★★★★ – Irish Independent ★★★★ – RTE
Cistercian monk Brother Geraldus (Stanley Weber) arrives on the shores of early-13th century Ireland with the aim of obtaining a religious relic of great significance from a remote community of fellow... Read More
This film opens on July 28th. Tickets are on sale now.
The Farthest is also screening July 16th as part of our Dark Skies Festival + Q&A with director Emer Reynolds, former NASA astronaut Daniel M. Tani and Norah Patten, International... 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
ALL SHOWS WILL BE IN 70MM.
This film has been classified 12A.
Throughout his career, Christopher Nolan has been a vocal advocate for the superiority of celluloid over digital, and of the importance of the experience of viewing films in... 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
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
The screening on July 27th at 19.00 has now sold out. An encore screening will be held on Thursday August 10th at 19.00.
America in the mid-1980s. In the midst of the AIDS crisis and a conservative Reagan administration, New Yorkers... Read More
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