The experiences of Germany’s migrant workers receive a very colourful treatment in this decidedly populist comedy by Turkish-German sisters Yasemin and Nesrin Samdereli. A kind of Turkish-German equivalent of East is East, Welcome to Germany makes shameless use of national... Read More
Join us for FREE screenings from the IFI Irish Film Archive. Simply collect your tickets at the IFI Box Office.
This month we present two sponsored films designed to entice British visitors to Ireland.
PROGRAMME 1: COME ABOARD
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Join us for FREE screenings from the IFI Irish Film Archive. Simply collect your tickets at the IFI Box Office (see calendar for details).
This month we present two sponsored films designed to entice British visitors to Ireland.
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PROGRAMME 2: FRIENDLY IRELAND
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The unpredictable life of John Healy – award-winning author, internationally distinguished chess player and erstwhile alcoholic vagrant – is the subject of this stimulating new documentary by Paul Duane. Charting Healy’s violent upbringing in London’s Kentish Town... Read More
The phenomenal box-office success of The Hunger Games left us yearning for a repeat viewing of this Japanese classic, a profoundly subversive action movie that feels increasingly relevant with each passing year. Veteran director Fukasaku’s final feature is a lively... Read More
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In a world where loss is all around us, a young man has everything to gain – that’s the dramatic crux of this restrained but resonant directorial debut for esteemed Austrian actor Karl Markovics. He starred in... Read More
Emotive material, full-on performances and jaw-dropping cinematic bravura lift this latest from French-Canadian maverick Jean-Marc Vallée (C.R.A.Z.Y.) to lofty heights of accomplishment. Is the love of our lives a once-only experience? That’s the question seemingly linking two disparate story threads.... Read More
Veteran director Volker Schlöndorff, who won an Oscar for his 1979 adaptation of Günter Grass’ The Tin Drum, turns in a more modest yet enormously affecting wartime drama depicting an atrocity in Occupied France. Schlöndorff has strong French ties, having... Read More
Terry McMahon’s debut feature is an excoriating portrait of an entitled sociopath who, after running over a working-class girl, decides to remove himself from the constraints imposed by society and leave all his major choices to a deck of cards,... Read More
Filmmaker Salvatore (Toto) returns to his home village for the funeral of a dear friend, local projectionist Alfredo who taught him the magic of cinema as a child. Growing up fatherless, Toto looked to the older man for advice, becoming... Read More
A thriller that provides multiple perspectives on the moral complexities of immigration, Maggie Peren’s Colour of the Ocean is set on the Canary Islands, where the sun-drenched beaches are scattered not only with tourists but also the dead and dehydrated... Read More
Young director Christian Schwochow, who impressed with his graduation film November Child (Novemberkind, 2007), delivers on that promise with this powerful psychodrama about a distraught drama student who’s described by her teacher as being ‘invisible’ on stage before she’s chosen... Read More
The set-up is brutally simple: hitman Chev Chelios (Jason Statham) has been injected with a lethal dose of poison, requiring increasingly large doses of adrenaline to stay alive. How does his body generate the required adrenaline? By any means necessary!
American cinema’s most urbane talent, writer-director Whit Stillman returns from a 13-year hiatus with this delightful fable of campus lives and loves. As new arrival Lily (Analeigh Tipton, from TV reality show America’s Next Top Model!) faces the challenge of... Read More
Taking place at the IFI on May 13th (16.00) will be Dance on Film, the Dublin Dance Festival’s programme of shorts. A refreshing blend of dance-for-the-camera classics, international curiosities and animation discoveries that play with what dance is and how... Read More
All hail the Holy Grail of action cinema, screening here in glorious 70mm for the first time in Ireland in over two decades. After all the sequels, homages, pastiches and innumerable rip-offs, John McTiernan’s original feels fresher than ever.
Bruce... Read More
Juliette Binoche delivers another mesmerising performance as a Parisian journalist whose research into student prostitution destabilises her bourgeois domesticity. Installed in a fabulous Paris apartment, Binoche is a wife and mother with a fulfilling job writing for Elle magazine, yet... Read More
No season of action cinema would be complete without an appearance from its most enduring star, Sylvester Stallone, an Oscar-nominated actor and screenwriter (for the original Rocky) who has braved the vicissitudes of fame, fashion and old age to return... Read More
Every once in a blue moon comes an action movie that reinvigorates the genre, raising the bar for the next generation of contenders: Welsh filmmaker Gareth Evans’ breathless and bloody contender, lensed in Jakarta, is that film, and one of... Read More
The classic James Bond pictures of the 1960s arguably built the template for the action movie, with the casual outrageousness of their audacious set pieces, coupled with considerable swagger and a predilection for killer quips, making for a winning formula... Read More
Writer-director Mia Hansen-Løve confirms the promise of Father of My Children with this elegantly turned, thoroughly perceptive rites-of-passage story. When we first meet Camille (Lola Créton) she’s 15, waiting for her teenage lover Sullivan (Sebastian Urzendowsky), and convinced she’ll die... Read More
Working in 3D but showing even greater classical restraint than he did in 13 Assassins, Takashi Miike has remade Masaki Kobayashi’s famous 1962 film by returning to its source (a story by Yasuhiko Takiguchi) and amplifying its clash between the... Read More
The films of John Woo have had an incalculable effect on modern action cinema. Many of the tropes Woo utilised in his seminal run of ’80s classics have been assimilated wholesale into the celluloid lexicon, from two-handed gunplay to an... Read More
To mark the European year of Active Ageing and Solidarity between Generations, our IFI Family screening for this month is this wonderful animation from the studio that brought us Toy Story, Wall-E and more.
This is the story of an... Read More
Ireland on Sunday is our monthly showcase for new Irish Film.
Margo Harkin’s powerful new documentary is the latest in a body of work that has chronicled `The Troubles’ from 12 Days in July (1997) to Bloody Sunday – A Derry... Read More
New Yorker and ad music writer, Harvey Shine, is stuck in a groove. In London for his daughter’s wedding, he meets Kate Walker who is single, lonely, fed up with unsuccessful blind dates. Harvey fails to impress her but then... Read More
Marcel Carné’s newly restored 1938 classic of French ‘poetic realism’ gave Jean Gabin one of his most memorably iconic roles as an army deserter on the run. Holed up in a waterfront dive in foggy Le Havre, Jean hopes to... Read More
This much-loved indie film tells of an oddball family who journey in a beat-up Volkswagen van to a Californian children’s beauty pageant. Seven-year-old Olive is determined to compete despite her non-beauty pageant ways. Her misguided parents bring her, along with... Read More
Just over three decades on from his untimely demise, the global popularity of reggae icon Bob Marley remains undimmed. While the rebel songs and dreadlocked image are part of our cultural consciousness however, the man’s life story is rather less... Read More
The film which swept Canada’s end-of-year Genie Awards is an affecting chronicle of loss and acceptance. Children and staff at a Montreal primary school are numbed by the suicide of a much-loved teacher, and her unlikely replacement is a kindly... Read More
Selected to open this year’s Cannes Film Festival, Wes Anderson’s seventh feature sees him return to live-action (following Fantastic Mr. Fox) with an obvious glee that helps make Moonrise Kingdom the director’s definitive film to date. All of the distinctive characteristics... Read More
The unlikely Hollywood career of Dutch provocateur Paul Verhoeven remains a baffling (albeit welcome) curio; for 15 noisy years, Verhoeven enjoyed a gleefully subversive run conjuring mega-budget, envelope-pushing mayhem. His U.S. breakthrough came with this sci-fi satire, a bleakly sardonic... Read More
Equestrian gymnastics, hormonal tensions and the contours of female identity make a potent combination in this startling debut from Swedish writer-director Lisa Aschan. Emma (Mathilda Paradeiser) is 15, lives at home with dad and wee sister Sara... Read More
In collaboration with the French Embassy in Ireland and School of Philosophy in UCD, the IFI is delighted to present this rare screening of Shoah, Claude Lanzmann’s epic documentary on the Holocaust, with the director in attendance.
The film took... Read More
In collaboration with the French Embassy in Ireland and School of Philosophy in UCD, the IFI is delighted to present this rare screening of Shoah, Claude Lanzmann’s epic documentary on the Holocaust.
The film took 11 years to make; the first... Read More
We’re pleased to close this short season of films with the latest work by Andreas Dresen, who’s one of Germany’s most respected directors and the recipient of countless awards. A prize-winner at Cannes, Stopped on Track was also voted the... Read More
Following his appearance at ‘Words on the Street: European Literature Night‘ on May 16th and in collaboration with the British Council, the IFI is delighted to welcome acclaimed author Joe Dunthorne on May 17th (18.20). He will introduce Richard Ayoade’s... Read More
The IFI’s free monthly film club, The Critical Take, will take place on Monday, May 28th at 19.00. The films we’ll focus on will be Whit Stillman’s Damsels in Distress (showing until May 17th), Café de Flore (from May 11th) starring Vanessa Paradis, and the re-issue of the 1943 classic The Life and Death of Colonel Blimp (May 18th – 24th). Join the discussion with our panellists about these films and more by simply booking your FREE seat with the IFI Box Office on 01 679 3477 or when visiting.
Residents from Dublin’s historical heart speak fondly and spiritedly about their homeplace. From the Meath Street butcher to the Oscar-winning actress, this documentary depicts true stories of a proud community.
Now painstakingly restored to its full Technicolor glory, Powell and Pressburger’s masterpiece is, among other things, probably the greatest study of ‘Englishness’ in the history of cinema.
General Clive Wynne-Candy (Roger Livesey) is first found relaxing in faintly complacent and... Read More
A classic of Gothic literature, Matthew Gregory Lewis’ 1796 shocker The Monk was the first to depict a villainous priest as the central character. Although Luis Buñuel was stymied in his efforts to film it, he would... Read More
The term ‘Arab spring’ acquires a rather different resonance in this warm-hearted character comedy about the women of a rural North African village who are determined to bring running water to their community.
They’ve always had to trudge up the... Read More
More than 20 years after reunification, the baleful influence of the former East Germany’s very sinister and corrupt system continues to be felt in today’s Federal Republic. Director Marc Bauder and writer Dörte Franke have treated the subject in a... Read More
Following on from last month’s screening of Carl Dreyer’s classic, the IFI is delighted to present this reprise screening with live musical accompaniment by Steven Severin.
A co-founding member of and driving force behind Siouxsie and the Banshees, Severin has... Read More
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