THE YOUNG OFFENDERS – IFI EVENING COURSE COMIC CUTS

Peter Foott

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With commentary by Dr Anthony 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 also derives much of its humour from its regional locations traversed by two pals on stolen bikes in search of a bale of cocaine.

Dr Anthony McIntyre will consider the film’s particular take on masculinity through its tender depictions of the hapless thieves.

This screening is part of the IFI Evening Course Comic Cuts which runs from October 10th to November 14th 2017. There are six screenings in all with expert commentary and discussion, all for €70 (€65 concessions). To book your place, call Sharon Corrigan on 01 679 5744 or email scorrigan@irishfilm.ie. Film tickets not individually sold.

83 mins, 2016, Ireland, Digital

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