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  • Soulsmith

    Playwright Ed Smith (Matthew O’Brien) has fallen far from the heights of his early success on the Dublin stage. When he receives word of a family bereavement he travels home to Mayo to attend the funeral and reconnect with family... Read More

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  • It’s Not Yet Dark

    Screening in tribute to filmmaker Simon Fitzmaurice, this is an inspirational portrait of a filmmaker who recently lost his battle against Motor Neurone Disease (MND).

    When he was diagnosed with MND in 2008, Simon was told he had four years... Read More

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  • Splanc!

    A programme of seven of the short films commissioned by the Arts Council and TG4, in association with the Galway Film Centre, for Splanc! 2016. This is a special edition of the Irish-language documentary scheme in which film artists provide their creative... Read More

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  • I am Belfast

    Part documentary, part reverie,
I Am Belfast is Mark Cousins’ film exploration of the city he calls home.

    Incorporating contemporary dream-like sequences, archival film and a haunting score by David Holmes, the film portrays the city in an ethereal light not... Read More

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  • JAHA’S PROMISE (OPENS DECEMBER 1ST)

    The screening on December 1st at 18.40 will be followed by a Q&A with director Patrick Farrelly and cinematographer Kate McCullough. 

    Jaha is a young woman who returns home from the US to the Gambia to lead a campaign against... Read More

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  • Wardrop’s Shorts

    This compendium of short films invites us into the quirkily observed world of director Ken Wardrop and producer Andrew Freedman. Their early work as classmates at the National Film School at IADT in Dun Laoghaire reveals the roots of... Read More

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  • Born and Reared

    Born and Reared explores contemporary Northern Ireland through the lives of four men living in the aftermath of violent conflict. In Northern Ireland today communities struggle to come to terms with the horrors and sacrifices of the past. Four men, of... Read More

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  • HAPPY END (OPENS DEC 1ST)

    Ageing Calais construction magnate Georges Laurent (Jean-Louis Trintignant) has passed the reins of the family business to daughter Anne (Isabelle Huppert). However, a series of increasingly sinister events soon conspire to unravel the wealthy clan’s cosseted existence. A coolly observed... Read More

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  • George Best: All By Myself

    In 1961 George Best, a shy well-mannered Belfast teenager, was recruited by Manchester United to become what Pelé would call “the greatest player in the world”. A devilishly charismatic figure, Best achieved celebrity status early. His football was transcendent (playing... Read More

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  • The Road to God Knows Where

    The Road to God Knows Where was a breakthrough, iconoclastic film for Alan Gilsenan and remains a memorable zeitgeist movie of Ireland in a transformational decade. The 1980s was a period of social regression, emigration and political crisis. Capturing the... Read More

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  • Song of Granite

    Acclaimed filmmaker Pat Collins (Silencepresents the life story of legendary sean nós singer Joe Heaney (Seosamh Ó hÉanaí). The film celebrates the genius of the musician while painting an unflinching portrait of a deeply enigmatic and complex man. Born in Connemara... Read More

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  • The Welfare of Tomás Ó Hallissy

    The Welfare of Tomás Ó Hallissy is a new film work by Irish-born, Turner Prize-winning artist Duncan Campbell. Filmed in and around the Kerry village of Dún Chaoin the film integrates newly-scripted dramatised material with footage from The Village... Read More

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  • SONG OF GRANITE (OPENS DEC 8TH)

    The screening at 18.15 on Friday December 8th will be followed by a Q&A with director Pat Collins. 

    Acclaimed filmmaker Pat Collins (Silence) presents the life story of legendary seannós singer Joe Heaney. The film celebrates the genius of the... Read More

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  • KINOPOLIS: BE PREPARED

    This screening will be followed by a Q&A with director Robert Glinski. 

    In his previous films, such as Stones For The Rampart (2014), director Robert Gliński has addressed socio-political issues in Poland and Germany, often under the guise of coming-of-age films.

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  • KINOPOLIS: BEYOND WORDS

    Director Urszula Antoniak’s work may be familiar to Irish audiences from her earlier film Nothing Personal (2009), in which a young woman retreats to Connemara.

    In Beyond Words, Polish-born, Berlin-based lawyer Michael (Jakub Gierszał) has fully assimilated into German society;... Read More

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  • KINOPOLIS: THE MAN WITH THE MAGIC BOX

    A stylish and eccentric sci-fi thriller from director Bodo Kox (The Girl From The Wardrobe, 2012), The Man With The Magic Box pays homage to numerous genre classics, particularly Terry Gilliam’s Brazil (1985) and Twelve Monkeys (1995).

    In dystopian Warsaw,... Read More

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  • KINOPOLIS: BIRDS ARE SINGING IN KIGALI

    The work of Krzysztof Krauze has screened in previous editions of this festival, including My Nikifor (2004) and Papusza (2013).

    The latter was co-directed with his wife, Joanna Kos-Krauze, a collaboration that was to have continued with Birds Are Singing... Read More

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  • KINOPOLIS: ANIMATION PROGRAMME

    Marek Skrobecki’s Danny Boy tells of the only person with a head in a world of people without. Paweł Prewencki’s Beach has a clear ecological message. Sylwia Gaweł’s Domestication depicts the relationship between a man and his exotic pets. Zbigniew Czapla’s Strange Case is an impressionistic portrayal... Read More

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  • KINOPOLIS: THE ART OF LOVING. THE STORY OF MICHALINA WISŁOCKA

    The fascinating life of gynaecologist and sexologist Michalina Wisłocka forms the subject matter of this biopic, led by a tour-de-force performance by Magdalena Boczarska in the title role.

    Wisłocka came to public attention in the 1970s for her book The... Read More

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  • KINOPOLIS: SPOOR

    From her collaborations as a writer with Andrzej Wajda and Krzysztok Kieślowski to her extensive body of work in film and television as director (including 2011’s Oscar-nominated In Darkness), Agnieszka Holland has established herself as one of Poland’s most renowned... Read More

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  • THE DISASTER ARTIST (OPENS DECEMBER 8TH)

    There will be Open Captioned (OC) screenings at 18.30 on Monday, December 11th, and 15.40 on Thursday, December 14th. All screenings are available with Audio Description. 

    2003 saw the low-key release of a film called The Room. Immediately and universally... Read More

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  • IT’S NOT YET DARK (IFI TRIBUTE)

    This screening will be attended by director Frankie Fenton

    Screening in tribute to filmmaker Simon Fitzmaurice, this is an inspirational portrait of a filmmaker who recently lost his battle against Motor Neurone Disease (MND).

    When he was diagnosed with MND... Read More

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  • HUSH-A-BYE BABY (FROM THE VAULTS)

    This screening will be introduced by director Margo Harkin. 

    1980s Derry. Goretti Friel (Emer McCourt) is one of a spirited group of teenage friends. She meets Ciarán (Michael Liebmann) and romance soon blossoms.

    When he is arrested and imprisoned by... Read More

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  • MAVERICKS: TAKE EVERY WAVE

    Pioneering big wave surfer Laird Hamilton has left an indelible mark on the sport he helped to popularise without turning professional.

    Blending astonishing archival footage with intimate access into Laird’s current adventures, Rory Kennedy’s (Last Days in Vietnam, 2014) thrilling... Read More

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  • SOULSMITH (IRISH FOCUS)

    Director Kevin Henry will participate in a post-screening Q&A

    Playwright Ed Smith (Matthew O’Brien) has fallen far from the heights of his early success on the Dublin stage. When he receives word of a family bereavement he travels home to... Read More

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  • GAZE on Tour 2017

    The GAZE on Tour 2017 Irish LGBT shorts programme explores the past, present and future of the Irish LGBT experience, and portrays the spectrum of storytelling produced on our island.

    Tuesday Night Director: Michael Healy A dark comedy about the... Read More

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  • Mom and Me

    In this keenly anticipated second feature documentary, Ken Wardrop explores a series of mother/
son relationships to reveal the universality of their experience. Zooming in on the state of Oklahoma, recently voted the manliest state in the USA, Wardrop finds his... Read More

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  • The Truth Commissioner

    In this provocative political thriller which deals with the complexities of post-Troubles Northern Ireland, diplomat Henry Stanfield (Roger Allam) has been appointed by the PM to lead the recently established Truth Commission. His attention is brought to focus on three... Read More

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  • Further Beyond

    In their documentary debut Christine Molloy and Joe Lawlor take as their point of departure the compelling 18th Century figure Ambrose O’Higgins (father of Bernardo O’Higgins, the first leader of independent Chile) and attempt to retrace his remarkable journey from... Read More

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  • Strange Occurrences in a Small Irish Village

    In 1879, fifteen people in the village of Knock, Co. Mayo witnessed an apparition of the Virgin Mary. 
The village was declared a Marian Shrine and today welcomes over one million pilgrims annually. Aoife Kelleher (One Million Dubliners) builds a... Read More

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  • Bobby Sands: 66 Days

    In the spring of 1981 Bobby Sands, a Republican prisoner in Belfast’s H-Block, began a sixty-six day hunger strike which drew the attention of the world to his campaign for recognition as a political prisoner. This focus on the Northern... Read More

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  • The Randomer

    Free-spirited Meg thinks she has everything she wants, a great job and an exciting social life. But things are suddenly turned upside-down when she finds herself needing the one thing that she least expected – a baby. With the clock... Read More

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  • How to Defuse a Bomb: The Project Children Story

    In 1975 Irish immigrant Denis Mulcahy of the NYPD bomb squad began a scheme offering children from Northern Ireland respite from the Troubles. Project Children ultimately brought more than 20,000 Catholic and Protestant children to suburban USA for summer-long visits... Read More

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  • Crash and Burn

    For a fleeting moment in the early 1980s Tommy Byrne was the world’s greatest Formula 1 driver, a man who looked set to rival Senna and Schumacher with his fearless style and his record-breaking speeds. Coming from humble Dundalk roots... Read More

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  • Takasera

    Takasera, a village in Western Nepal, is settled on a hill above an ancient lakebed, composed of hundreds of tightly interwoven houses, giving an appearance of a giant buzzing bee-hive. Surrounded by mountains, and connected only by a dead-end dirt... Read More

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  • Meetings with Ivor

    Ivor Browne has been a central figure in Irish mental health for many decades. Some people wish he wasn’t. Yet many people owe their lives to him. Browne somehow managed to be part of the establishment while still being one... Read More

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  • Between Land and Sea

    This observational feature – at times intimate, at times epic – embeds itself in a community of surfers in Lahinch, Co. Clare, following their on-and off-season lives over the course of a sea-buffeted year. The surfers have dedicated their lives... Read More

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  • The Secret Scripture

    After an eclectic range of films in recent years, Jim Sheridan (My Left Foot, In America) returns to Irish themes and material with this adaptation of Sebastian Barry’s acclaimed novel. The elderly Rose (the inimitable Vanessa Redgrave) is the last... Read More

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  • School Life

    Hidden just outside the town of Kells in County Meath is an enchanting, worn and weathered country house now home to Headfort, Ireland’s only boarding school for primary school children.

    At its heart is a bemused elderly couple, John and... Read More

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  • Revolution in Colour

    Revolution in Colour reclaims the story of the Irish struggle for independence during the first quarter of the 20th century from the remote world of black and white to the vibrant world of living colour. A meticulous job of colourisation brings a... Read More

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  • Handsome Devil

    Returning to boarding school after the holidays, Ned (Fionn O’Shea), a bullied but resilient outsider, is dismayed to find he has been assigned a new roommate, Conor (Nicholas Galitzine), a rugby-playing Adonis. When Conor is drafted into the gang of... Read More

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  • Blood Fruit

    Blood Fruit takes us back to the height of the apartheid regime in South Africa in 1984 when Mary Manning, a 21-year-old Dunnes Stores checkout girl, refused to sell Outspan grapefruits under direction from her union in support of the anti-apartheid... Read More

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  • Amanda Coogan: Long Now

    Amanda Coogan: Long Now is an exploration of Coogan’s durational performance art practice. The film follows Coogan during a grueling six week live durational exhibition; I’ll sing you a song from around the town.

    Hosted in Dublin’s RHA Gallery, the exhibition became... Read More

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  • In View

    Ruth (Caoilfhionn Dunne) is a woman filled with rage, guilt and self-loathing, unable to forgive herself for a drunken indiscretion with a colleague which resulted in the loss of her husband and her unborn child. As her moodswings and angry... Read More

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  • Without Name

    Director Lorcan Finnegan’s debut feature sees land surveyor Eric (Alan McKenna) working in a remote woodland area.

    Having begun his task alone, the location has unsettled Eric, a situation not alleviated by the arrival of assistant and mistress Olivia (Niamh... Read More

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  • Smolt

    ‘Smolt (n.) Young salmon migrating to sea for first time.’

    While trying to offload secondhand cigarettes, two 12-year-olds, Darren and Leon, become embroiled in a saga involving counterfeit football jerseys. Conceived in the style of a bootleg VHS, award-winning filmmaker... Read More

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  • Revolutions

    Revolutions introduces the exciting, sometimes brutal, world of women’s roller derby, a non-traditional sport that is gaining popularity but still operates well outside the sporting mainstream. Director Laura McGann followed a number of women over four years as they commit... Read More

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  • Cardboard Gangsters

    John Connors plays Jay Connolly, a part-time DJ and low-level drug dealer living in Darndale, an area rife with gangland violence, drugs and social problems. When his welfare payments are cut off, he decides it’s time to start dealing more... Read More

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  • Sanctuary

    Larry, a young man with Down syndrome, is in love with Sophie, who has severe epilepsy, and is keen to express his love for her. With the help of their care-worker, they plan a romantic afternoon in a Galway hotel... Read More

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  • FRENCH FILM FESTIVAL: LET THE SUNSHINE IN

    This film is F-Rated. Find out more here.

    Inspired by Roland Barthes’s A Lover’s Discourse, Claire Denis teams up with writer Christine Angot to tell, in fragments, the romantic journey of Isabelle (Juliette Binoche), a sensitive, middle-aged, unhappily divorced... Read More

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  • FRENCH FILM FESTIVAL: GAUGUIN

    An atmospheric tale of adventure and the mysteries of creation, the film is inspired by Noa Noa, Gauguin’s illustrated travelogue created during his first visit to Tahiti (1891-93). ‘There’s no face or landscape worth painting here,’ remarks Gauguin (Vincent Cassel)... Read More

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  • FRENCH FILM FESTIVAL: BARBARA / THE SUMMER MOVIE

    PRIX JEAN VIGO 2017

    The screening of Barbara will be preceded by a screening of Emmanuel Marre’s The Summer Movie.

    This film is F-Rated. Find out more here.

    BARBARA

    Brigitte (Jeanne Balibar), an actress, prepares to play the role... Read More

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  • FRENCH FILM FESTIVAL: LÉON MORIN, PRIEST

    A four film programme celebrates the centennial of Jean-Pierre Melville – see the full lineup here. 

    Dr Brigitte Le Juez, Associate Professor at DCU, will introduce this screening.

    This brilliant adaptation of Béatrix Beck’s autobiography centres on a young... Read More

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  • FRENCH FILM FESTIVAL: ARMY OF SHADOWS

    A four film programme celebrates the centennial of Jean-Pierre Melville – see the full lineup here. 

    Dr Tony Tracy, Huston School of Film & Digital Media, NUI Galway, will introduce this screening.

    Made between Le Samouraï and The Red... Read More

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  • FRENCH FILM FESTIVAL: JEUNE FEMME

    This film is F-Rated. Find out more here.

    Jeune Femme tells the story of Paula, who finds herself alone in Paris after a break-up. With little to her name, other than her furry white cat, Muchaca, we follow her... Read More

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  • FRENCH FILM FESTIVAL: HAPPY END

    Happy End will be releasing at the IFI from Friday December 1st. 

    A coolly observed study of familial dysfunction, Michael Haneke’s follow-up to Amour (IFI French Film Festival 2012) has all of the stylistic traits we have come to... Read More

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  • FRENCH FILM FESTIVAL: ISMAEL’S GHOSTS

    This film is F-Rated. Find out more here.

    The screening on Sunday, November 19th will be introduced by the film’s co-writer Léa Mysius.

    In Ismael’s Ghosts, Mathieu Amalric reprises the role of Ismael Vuillard, who first appeared in Arnaud... Read More

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  • FRENCH FILM FESTIVAL: FACES PLACES

    This film is F-Rated. Find out more here.

    The indefatigable Agnès Varda, octogenarian and treasure of world cinema, teams up with the mysterious JR, a street artist specialising in large-scale outdoor photographic portraiture, in the delightful Faces Places, a... Read More

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  • FRENCH FILM FESTIVAL: BLOODY MILK

    Pierre (Swann Arlaud) a thirty-something bachelor is a solitary character. Obsessed with his work as a dairy farmer on the family farm which he inherited deep in rural France, his life revolves around his 30 cows, his parents, his sister,... Read More

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  • FRENCH FILM FESTIVAL: THE PRICE OF SUCCESS

    This film is F-Rated. Find out more here.

    Brahim Mecheri, the new comic sensation, comes from a North African working-class family in the Parisian suburbs. His rising fame begins to erode the bond with his elder brother, Mourad, who... Read More

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  • FRENCH FILM FESTIVAL: A WOMAN’S LIFE 

    This film is F-Rated. Find out more here.

    A startling and deeply moving costume drama set in 19th century rural Normandy, the film portrays the life of noblewoman Jeanne (the wonderful Judith Chemla) betrayed by both her husband and... Read More

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  • FRENCH FILM FESTIVAL: LOVER FOR A DAY

    This film is F-Rated. Find out more here.

    23-year-old student Jeanne (Esther Garrel) has just been kicked out by her boyfriend. Heartbroken, she moves back in with her university professor father Gilles (Éric Caravaca), only to discover that he’s... Read More

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  • 4th Act

    A powerful documentary telling the story of the displacement of a Dublin working-class community through the film and video archives of the community itself.

    Drawing on hundreds of hours of local material from the past thirty years, the film explores... Read More

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  • Kevin Roche: The Quiet Architect

    Still working at the age of 95, Pritzker Prize-winning Irish-American architect Kevin Roche is an enigma. He is at the very top of his profession but has little interest in fame or fortune. Roche’s architectural philosophy is that “the responsibility... Read More

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  • Maze

    Inspired by the true story of the escape by 38 IRA prisoners from the notorious Maze Prison in 1983 (which left one prison officer dead and others seriously injured), Maze is a post-hunger strike narrative which eschews jailbreak high-jinx in favour of... Read More

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  • Elián

    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 plots how the custody battle between the boy’s Cuban father and... Read More

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  • A Cambodian Spring

    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 charts the gradual politicisation of two young mothers and one Buddhist monk, the growing... Read More

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  • Condemned to Remember

    Bergen-Belsen survivor Tomi Reichental has embarked on a lifelong quest to keep the memory of the Holocaust alive so that its horrors will never be repeated. Now Tomi symbolically celebrates his 80th birthday in a Dublin mosque and embarks on... Read More

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  • The Farthest

    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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  • Butterfly City

    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 to the West, the city floundered with its closure following the disintegration of the USSR. The inhabitants,... Read More

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  • Loving Lorna

    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, traditionally a male preserve. Her unemployed father, who shares her love of horses,... Read More

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  • Pilgrimage

    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 monks.

    His ultimate goal is to present the object... Read More

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  • Maudie

    Though crippled with debilitating arthritis, Maudie (Sally Hawkins) is forced to forge her own path when her brother sells their home. A twist of fate leads her to a job as cleaning lady for taciturn fisherman Ethan Hawke), living in... Read More

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  • In the Name of Peace: John Hume in America

    Exploring the decades-long campaign by Nobel Prize winner John Hume to secure peace in Northern Ireland, Maurice Fitzpatrick reveals how Hume, inspired by Martin Luther King and rising from the riot-torn streets of Northern Ireland, enlisted an army of heavy-weight... Read More

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  • Jaha’s Promise

    Jaha is a young woman who returns home from the US to the Gambia to lead a campaign against female genital mutilation (FGM), the brutal procedure that she suffered as a baby and which almost destroyed her life. Jaha doesn’t... Read More

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  • It Tolls for Thee

    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

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  • The Drummer and the Keeper

    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

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  • Rocky Ros Muc

    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 where, in October 1984, he fought for the WBA light middleweight crown.

    This... Read More

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  • Writing Home

    Successful author Daniel Doran enjoys a luxurious but vacuous London lifestyle funded by a string of international bestsellers of dubious merit.

    When his estranged father falls ill, he reluctantly returns home to the Irish village of Darlingford where he faces... Read More

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  • IN A LONELY PLACE (OPENS NOVEMBER 24TH)

    This film opens on November 24th. Tickets are on sale now. 

    One of the great films noirs, Nicholas Ray’s In A Lonely Place also offers audiences the chance to see Humphrey Bogart in one of his finest performances.

    He plays... Read More

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  • GOOD TIME (FEAST YOUR EYES)

    Our monthly gastronomic feature followed by a meal in the IFI Café Bar.

    November’s pairing of a new release and a specially devised main course menu will be Good Time, starring Robert Pattinson.

    Pattinson excels as a small-time criminal on... Read More

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  • JANE (OPENS NOVEMBER 24TH)

    This film is F-Rated. Find out more here.

    This film opens on November 24th. Tickets are on sale now.

    Principally comprised of 50-year-old 16mm footage – until recently considered lost – Brett Morgen’s strikingly intimate portrait of renowned primatologist... Read More

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  • THE FLORIDA PROJECT

    This film is F-Rated. Find out more here.

    There will be Open Captioned (OC) screenings on 13.10 on Tuesday 14th and 20.20 on Thursday 16th. All screenings will be Audio Described.

    Moonee (Brooklynn Prince), the six year-old protagonist of... Read More

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  • IN THE NAME OF PEACE: JOHN HUME IN AMERICA

    This screening will be introduced by director Maurice Fitzpatrick. 

    Exploring the decades-long campaign by Nobel Prize winner John Hume to secure peace in Northern Ireland, Maurice Fitzpatrick reveals how Hume, inspired by Martin Luther King and rising from the riot-torn... Read More

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  • ARCHIVE AT LUNCHTIME NOVEMBER 2017: DOUBLE BILL

    SHORT AND SWEET

    PROGRAMME ONE

    Jonathan Swift

    Using striking imagery and odd juxtapositions, Kieran Hickey’s intriguing film playfully explores Swift’s reflections on mental health and his life in Dublin and London, while quoting lavishly from Gulliver’s Travels and other writings.

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  • POTICHE (WILD STRAWBERRIES)

    With the IFI French Film Festival showing the finest new French films in November, we’re bringing back this François Ozon gem, featuring two giants of French cinema. Catherine Deneuve sparkles as so-called ‘trophy wife’ Suzanne, who becomes boss of the... Read More

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  • ARCHIVE AT LUNCHTIME NOVEMBER 2017: PROGRAMME 2

    SHORT AND SWEET

    PROGRAMME TWO

    John Huston’s Dublin

    The renowned Irish-American director visits places of touristic and heritage interest around Dublin, including St Patrick’s Cathedral where he speaks with admiration of the work of Dean Jonathan Swift.

    (Notes by Sunniva... Read More

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  • ARCHIVE AT LUNCHTIME NOVEMBER 2017: PROGRAMME 1

    SHORT AND SWIFT

    PROGRAMME ONE

    Jonathan Swift

    Using striking imagery and odd juxtapositions, Kieran Hickey’s intriguing film playfully explores Swift’s reflections on mental health and his life in Dublin and London, while quoting lavishly from Gulliver’s Travels and other writings.

    ... Read More

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  • GOOD TIME

    Robert Pattinson excels as a small-time criminal on a frantic nocturnal odyssey to break his brother out of custody.

    He plays Connie who, at the outset, takes his mentally challenged brother Nick (Benny Safdie) out of a therapy session so... Read More

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  • FANNY’S JOURNEY (IFI FAMILY)

    This film is F-Rated. Find out more here.

    This award-winning tale of courage, determination and survival starts in occupied France where Jewish thirteen-year-old Fanny finds herself in charge of a band of children who are forced to flee the... Read More

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  • December 2017

    4th – 8th December // World Among Us – Ireland // City Library, Ljubljana, Slovenia

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  • November 2017

    3rd – 4th November // IrishFest Atlanta // Atlanta, USA

    4th November // How Green is the Emerald Isle? // University of St Thomas in Minnesota, Center for Irish Studies // Minnesota, USA

    3rd – 4th October //... Read More

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  • October 2017

    5th – 9th October // Irish Film Week, Oulu // Oulu, Finland

    6th – 8th October // Irish Film Festival, Bangkok // Bangkok, Thailand

    21st – 23rd September // Irish Film Festival, San Francisco // San Francisco,... Read More

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  • THE KILLING OF A SACRED DEER

    Successful heart surgeon Steven (Colin Farrell) is engaged in a bizarre relationship with sixteen-year-old Martin (Barry Keoghan) in Yorgos Lanthimos’s (Dogtooth, 2009; The Lobster, 2015) outstanding new film that pushes the director’s signature style to extremes of inky-black humour and horror.

    Steven introduces Martin to... Read More

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  • CALL ME BY YOUR NAME

    A young American in Italy experiences the bittersweet pangs of first love in Luca Guadagnino’s (I Am Love, A Bigger Splash) exquisitely realised coming-of-age/coming-out story.

    The year is 1983. Seventeen-year-old Elio (Timothée Chalamet) is spending the summer in Lombardy with... Read More

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  • LOVING VINCENT

    This film is F-Rated. Find out more here.

    The final mysterious days in the life of Vincent van Gogh are the subject of investigation in this formally daring work, seven years in the making, that marries live action performance... Read More

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  • MAVERICKS: GAZA SURF CLUB

    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

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  • September 2017

    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

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  • August 2017

    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

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  • DUNKIRK (70MM)

    ALL SHOWS WILL BE IN 70mm. All 70mm tickets are priced €14 (€13 conc.)

    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... Read More

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  • June 2017

    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

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  • MAVERICKS: BETWEEN LAND AND SEA

    This observational feature – at times intimate, at times epic – embeds itself in a community of surfers in Lahinch, Co. Clare, following their on-and off-season lives over the course of a sea-buffeted year. The surfers have dedicated their lives... Read More

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  • FEAST YOUR EYES: IT’S A WONDERFUL LIFE

    This month’s pairing of a main course and a film is Frank Capra’s It’s A Wonderful Life.

    Capra’s classic depicts an alternate future which might occur without the benevolent interventions of beleaguered businessman George – James Stewart, in one of his... Read More

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  • IT’S A WONDERFUL LIFE

    Frank Capra’s classic depicts an alternate future which might occur without the benevolent interventions of beleaguered businessman George – James Stewart, in one of his most endearing performances.

    Far from being simply a saccharine-coated holiday fable, Capra worked the original... Read More

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  • A MATTER OF LIFE AND DEATH (OPENS DECEMBER 8TH)

    This film opens on Friday December 8th. Tickets will go on sale on Monday December 4th. 

    The partnership of Michael Powell and Emeric Pressburger is one of the most influential in cinema history. Among the undisputable masterpieces created by the... Read More

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