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After a short spell in prison, ‘Mad’ Mary McArdle returns home to Drogheda, eager to reunite with best friend Charlene for whom she is about to act as maid of honour. Annoyed by Charlene’s assumption that she won’t have a date for the wedding, Mary joins a dating agency, embarking on a series of disastrous encounters before events take an unexpected turn. A brilliant addition to our Irish film category, this tough and tender story focuses on female relationships and a character’s transition from teen to adulthood
Screening as part of the 2016/2017 IFI Schools Programme.
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Dublin, IFI – Mar 30. IFI Education on 01 679 5744
Set in a remote Turkish village, this Oscar-nominated drama depicts the lives of five orphaned sisters and the challenges they face growing up as girls in a conservative community. Longing to have their own freedom, they are forbidden by their elders to have any contact with the outside world, in particular with boys. Turkish-born French director Deniz Gamze Ergüven balances out the film’s bleakness with unexpected humour and warmth to create this tender and fresh coming-of-age film.
Director: Deniz Gamze Egüven
France/Germany/Turkey/Qatar, 2016, Drama, 97mins
Killarney, Cinema Killarney – Oct 20. Kerry Film Festival on 066 712 9934
Dublin, IFI – Feb 14. IFI Education on 01 679 5744
Director John Carney won international acclaim with his lo-fi musical Once. He achieves a similar charm and effect with this 1980’s set, funny teen drama, in which Conor, (newcomer, Ferdia Peelo-Walsh), seeks to escape from the strains of family life by starting a band. With advice on music and girlfriends freely offered from stoner older brother (Jack Reynor), Conor learns to negotiate the pitfalls of band life, falling in love and growing up.
Director: John Carney
Ireland/UK/USA, 2016, Comedy/Drama/Music, 106mins
Cork, Cork Film Festival (Nov 11-20) – Nov 16. Cork Film Festival on 021 427 1711
Dublin, IFI – Dec 6. IFI Education on 01 679 5744
Roscommon Arts Centre – Jan 24. Roscommon Arts Centre on 0906 625 824
Monaghan, Garage Theatre – Mar 24. Garage Theatre on 047 81 597
Limerick, Odeon Cinema – Mar 28. Fresh Film Festival on 061 319 555
Carlow, GB Shaw Theatre – Apr 26. GB Shaw Theatre on 059 917 2400
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