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WHAT'S ON - 06/2014

  • 70MM SCREENING: HAMLET

    Over the last 12 months, with the support of Expert Air Limited, the IFI, the only venue in the country capable of so doing, has been showcasing films on 70mm. To end this series, we’re delighted to present this extremely... Read More

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  • A FAREWELL TO ARMS

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    A key filmmaker during the late silent and early sound era in Hollywood, Frank Borzage won the Best Director Oscar at the first Academy Awards for 7th Heaven (1927) and repeated the feat with Bad Girl (1931).... Read More

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  • AE FOND KISS

    Casim (Atta Yaqub) is a DJ, a second-generation Pakistani Muslim in Scotland who is about to enter an arranged marriage. He meets and falls for Roisin (Eva Birthistle), an Irish-born teacher at a Catholic school. The pair both find themselves... Read More

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  • AFTERNOON TALK: RESISTANCE, REBELLION AND JAZZ: KEN LOACH’S TAKES ON IRISH HISTORY (FREE EVENT – JUNE 2014)

    Join us at 16.15 on June 11th for Dr. Donal Ó Drisceoil’s Afternoon Talk on Resistance, Rebellion and Jazz: Ken Loach’s Takes on Irish History. A lecturer in History at University College Cork, Dr. Ó Drisceoil was historical advisor on... Read More

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  • ARCHIVE AT LUNCHTIME: DOUBLE BILL (JUNE 2014 – FREE EVENT)

    Join us for free lunchtime screenings of films from the IFI Irish Film Archive. This month we mark Princess Grace’s visits to Ireland (Grace of Monaco opens at the IFI on June 6th) and we also celebrate Bloomsday.  

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  • ARCHIVE AT LUNCHTIME: PROGRAMME 1 (JUNE 2014 – FREE EVENT)

    Join us for free lunchtime screenings of films from the IFI Irish Film Archive. This month we mark Princess Grace’s visits to Ireland (Grace of Monaco opens at the IFI on June 6th) and we also celebrate Bloomsday.   

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  • ARCHIVE AT LUNCHTIME: PROGRAMME 2 (JUNE 2014 – FREE EVENT)

    PROGRAMME 2:

    A SECOND OF JUNE

    Frank Stapleton’s Ulyssean, richly textured day in the life of two young people wandering through the streets of Dublin set against a backdrop of street traders, amusement arcades and protests during the visit of... Read More

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  • BENNY & JOLENE

    Caught up in a moment of popularity, indie folk duo Benny & Jolene are conflicted about their success. Jolene listens eagerly to the industry types encouraging her to capitalise on the interest and on her attractiveness; Benny is just increasingly... Read More

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  • BREAD AND ROSES

    Maya (Pilar Padilla) is a Mexican immigrant who, after crossing the border from Tijuana to Los Angeles to join her sister, Rosa (Elpidia Carrillo), is appalled by the exploitation she experiences. With the support and encouragement of a young American lawyer,... Read More

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  • CAMILLE CLAUDEL 1915

    This film closes on Thursday, July 3rd. 

    Previously the subject of a major biopic starring Isabelle Adjani, sculptor Camille Claudel is here portrayed by Juliette Binoche in the first instance of director Bruno Dumont (Hors Satan, 2011) working with an... Read More

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  • CARLA’S SONG

    George is a Glaswegian bus driver who falls in love with Carla, a troubled refugee from Nicaragua. When George hears of Carla’s experiences, the pair travel back to Nicaragua on a resolute mission to find Carla’s former lover, who has... Read More

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  • CHINESE PUZZLE

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    Following the huge box office successes of both L’Auberge Espagnole (2002) and its sequel Russian Dolls (2005), writer and director Cédric Klapisch completes his trilogy with this jaunty final chapter on the lives of Romain Duris’ amiable... Read More

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  • COLD IN JULY

    When Richard Dane (Michael C. Hall, Dexter) shoots dead an intruder in his Texas home, he is left filled with remorse, and uncomfortable with the almost congratulatory response of his friends and neighbours. Attending the funeral, he is accosted by... Read More

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  • FADING GIGOLO

    Making a rare appearance as lead actor, Woody Allen is bookshop owner Murray, who, when forced to close his business, sees an opportunity in making employee Fioaravante (John Turturro) available for ‘companionship’ to women of a certain age. The lucrative... Read More

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  • FEAST YOUR EYES: THE ANGELS’ SHARE

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

    THE FILM: In this deceptively light comedy from Ken Loach, a group of plucky young Glaswegians, all doing community service, devise an ingenious plan to pilfer a... Read More

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  • FRANK

    Jon (Domhnall Gleeson) fancies himself as a musician, though his pitiful efforts at song writing don’t suggest a stadium tour is on the cards for him anytime soon, his limited talent unlikely to provide an escape from the day job... Read More

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  • FROM THE VAULTS: THE DEAD

    Screening 100 years to the day after James Joyce’s Dubliners was published on June 15th, 1914 (and again on Bloomsday), the IFI Irish Film Archive presents John Huston’s pitch-perfect adaptation of The Dead.

    In Dublin 1904, friends congregate, as they... Read More

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  • FRUITVALE STATION

    December 31, 2008; Oscar Grant (Michael B. Jordan) is a 22-year-old Bay Area resident spending New Year’s Eve preparing for his mother’s birthday celebrations and a night out with friends. His wayward youth has left him with some making up... Read More

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  • GRACE OF MONACO

    In 1962, Hitchcock offered Grace Kelly the prized lead role in Marnie. At 33, Kelly, now a princess, had already been retired from acting for seven years and since her marriage to Prince Rainier III of Monaco, all screenings of... Read More

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  • IFI & DUBLIN PRIDE 2014: GOD LOVES UGANDA + PANEL DISCUSSION

    The showing will be followed by a panel discussion featuring individuals with direct experience of the Ugandan situation.

    Academy-Award-winning filmmaker Roger Ross Williams explores the role of the American Evangelical movement in fuelling Uganda’s terrifying turn towards biblical law and... Read More

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  • IFI & DUBLIN PRIDE 2014: I AM DIVINE

    Director Jeffrey Schwarz presents a film about a true queer legend, the riotous, extravagant, incredible Divine! While growing up as an overweight gay teenager on the tough streets of Baltimore, Divine found solace in food, hairdressing and all things outrageous.... Read More

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  • IFI FAMILY: THE KING AND THE MOCKINGBIRD

    This French adaptation of a Hans Christian Anderson fairy tale is said to be a favourite of Studio Ghibli director Hiyao Miyazaki. It’s the story of a wicked King who rules over the kingdom of Takicardia, where the only creature... Read More

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  • IFI OPEN DAY 2014 (FREE FILMS!)

    The IFI Open Day isn’t just one of the highlights of every film fan’s year, it’s also one of our favourite events as it’s our opportunity to show audiences old and new all that the IFI has to offer! 

    Visit www.ifi.ie/openday for more details

    By joining us... Read More

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  • IRELAND ON SUNDAY: WHERE THE SEA USED TO BE

    Director, writer and actor Paul Farren and co-writer and actor Stephen Walsh will participate in a post-screening Q&A.

    Ireland on Sunday is our monthly showcase for new Irish film.

    Paul Farren’s feature debut is a quietly deadpan comedy following two... Read More

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  • IT’S A FREE WORLD…

    When Angie (Kierston Wareing) is fired from her job at a recruitment agency, she is enterprising enough to set up a similar business of her own, capitalising on the desperate desire of immigrants looking for work and running it from... Read More

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  • JIMMY’S HALL

    Based on the true story of Jimmy Gralton, the only Irishman deported from his own country as an “illegal alien”, what Ken Loach has announced as his last fiction feature focuses on the dance hall Gralton opened in rural Leitrim... Read More

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  • LAND AND FREEDOM

    When David Carne (Ian Hart) dies in Liverpool in the 1990s, his granddaughter Kim (Suzanne Maddock) discovers documents that reveal he was a righteous young Communist in the 1930s, and had travelled to Spain to fight against the Fascists in... Read More

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  • LOOKING FOR ERIC

    Eric Cantona was a notable aesthete and cinéaste in the relatively uncultured world of 1990s Premier League football, and it was Cantona who initially approached Ken Loach with the idea of making a film about his relationship with Manchester United’s... Read More

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  • MISS VIOLENCE

    This film closes on Thursday, June 26th.

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    While the crest of the Greek ‘Weird Wave’ may have passed, director Alexandros Avranas’ Miss Violence is very much of a similar mindset and approach to films such as Athina... Read More

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  • MY NAME IS JOE

    Joe is an unemployed recovering alcoholic in Glasgow who starts to fall for Sarah (Louise Goodall), a middle class health worker. It’s a relationship that appears doomed from the start, given their differing circumstances.

    Loach’s view of incomprehension across the... Read More

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  • OF HORSES AND MEN

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    An incident with a randy stallion, witnessed by many of his neighbours, mortifies stately gentleman Kolbeinn. Vernhardur is so desperate for a drink that he rides his horse into the sea in the direction of a... Read More

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  • OMAR

    Omar is a Palestinian baker in a divided territory, accustomed to crossing the separation barrier of the West Bank, dodging surveillance and the occasional bullet, so that he might see Nadia, the woman he loves. He keeps the romance a... Read More

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  • PULP: A FILM ABOUT LIFE, DEATH AND SUPERMARKETS

    This film opens on June 7th (contrary to our printed programme – apologies for any inconvenience). 

    LIVE SATELLITE Q&AOn Saturday, June 7th, the 17.30 screening will be followed by a live satellite interview with Pulp. Book now.

    Formed by Jarvis... Read More

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  • PULP: A FILM ABOUT LIFE, DEATH AND SUPERMARKETS + LIVE SATELLITE Q&A

    This screening is followed by a live satellite with Pulp. Doors open at 17.30 for satellite feeds and interviews from the Sheffield Doc/Fest Pink Carpet, performances and build-up interviews before the film starts at 18.15.

    Sheffield, 1988, ‘The Day That... Read More

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  • ROUTE IRISH (+ 11’09”01 – UNITED KINGDOM)

    Loach’s response to the conflict in Iraq is a breathless thriller that carries echoes of Hidden Agenda, a characteristically indignant work which focuses on war profiteering and the lies that sent the U.K. to war. Fergus (Mark Womack) is a... Read More

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  • SPIRIT OF ’45

    The Labour government of Britain in 1945 had won a massive mandate to take leading industries into public ownership. The fact that the National Health Service remains the last of those services not to be farmed out to private enterprise... Read More

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  • SPRING IN A SMALL TOWN

    IFI CLASSIC

    For the Dublin Chinese New Year Festival Screening on 28th Feb 2015 at 4pm please follow this link

    Widely regarded as the best Chinese film ever made and now newly restored, Spring in a Small Town is set... Read More

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  • SWEET SIXTEEN

    While My Name is Joe depicted a middle aged Scottish man trapped in the circumstances of his class, Sweet Sixteen turned its attention to the country’s youth, its ironic title indicative of the indignant desperation for work opportunities and direction... Read More

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  • THE CRITICAL TAKE (FREE FILM CLUB – JUNE 2014)

    The Critical Take is a free event that takes place at the end of every month when a panel of three invited speakers initiate an open discussion about three films from the IFI programme.

    Join in the debate on Wednesday,... Read More

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  • THE GOLDEN DREAM

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    A group of Guatemalan teenagers attempt to make their way to the U.S.A., dreaming of the better life that the country promises, but they are ill equipped, both physically and emotionally, for the challenges they face getting... Read More

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  • THE GOLDEN DREAM (PREVIEW) + Q&A WITH DIRECTOR DIEGO QUEMADA-DÍEZ

    This screening is followed by a Q&A with the director Diego Quemada Díez on Thursday, June 26th at 18.30.

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    A group of Guatemalan teenagers attempt to make their way to the U.S.A., dreaming of the better... Read More

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  • THE NAVIGATORS

    Following a group of rail workers who are affected by the privatisation of the U.K. rail network, The Navigators is in the tradition of Loach films celebrating the nobility, humour and commitment of industrial workers. Like his documentaries on miners... Read More

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  • THE TWO FACES OF JANUARY

    It’s 1962, and Rydal (Oscar Isaac) is a handsome American self-exiled in Athens, working as a guide for sightseers, skimming cash from tourists in cheap con tricks. When he spots the well-mannered businessman Chester MacFarland (Viggo Mortensen) at the Acropolis... Read More

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  • THE WIND THAT SHAKES THE BARLEY

    Loach’s fearless, passionate tale of two Republican brothers fighting for the IRA against the British army in rural Ireland of 1920 proved to be hugely controversial, with a predictable backlash in the British press characterised by The Daily Telegraph‘s Simon... Read More

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  • THE YOUNG AND PRODIGIOUS T.S. SPIVET (3D)

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    T.S. Spivet is a clever, precocious and intuitive 10-year-old living on the family’s ranch in Montana, with an imagination and intelligence that give him the notion to escape his meagre circumstances. His parents appear mismatched; dad is... Read More

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  • UNDER THE RAINBOW

    This film closes on Thursday, July 3rd. 

    In previous films such as The Taste of Others (2000) and Look at Me (2004), co-writers Agnès Jaoui and Jean-Pierre Bacri created comedies of bourgeois manners that were witty and intelligent, as well... Read More

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  • VENUS IN FUR

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    In a Paris theatre, director Thomas (Mathieu Amalric) has spent a long, frustrating day auditioning actresses for the female lead in his new play, an adaptation of Venus in Furs, Leopold von Sacher Masoch’s novel about... Read More

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  • WHEN I SAW YOU

    In the political upheavals of 1967, thousands of refugees cross the border into Jordan to escape the conflict in Palestine. Ghaydaa and her young son Tarek are among them, having been separated from Tarek’s father in the chaos. Passing time... Read More

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  • WILD STRAWBERRIES: LE WEEK-END

    Wild Strawberries is our bimonthly film club for over 55s.

    Filmmaker Roger Michell is no stranger to stories of older love and romance. In this bittersweet tale, Jim Broadbent and Lindsay Duncan play a long-married couple who return to Paris... Read More

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