BACK TO SCHOOL
Join us for free screenings of films from the IFI Irish Film Archive. Simply collect tickets at IFI Box Office.
Radharc’s insightful film profiles national school teachers in the small village of... Read More
BACK TO SCHOOL
PÁISTÍ AG OBAIR
Louis Marcus’ excellent observational documentary (nominated for an Academy Award), was shot... Read More
This film was released 30th September 2016, and is no longer screening.
★★★★★ Financial Times
Ana, an aimless twenty-six-year-old returns to her hometown of Strasbourg in an effort to shake up her somewhat rudderless life in Rachel Lang’s wryly amusing... Read More
This film was released 2nd September 2016, and is no longer screening.
Jesse Eisenberg is the latest in a continuum of leading men who have essayed versions of Woody Allen’s unique persona in the director’s later years, and... Read More
PLEASE NOTE: The Open Captioned screenings of Café Society are cancelled due to technical problems beyond our control. They will run as normal screenings with an Audio Described option only. Apologies for any inconvenience.
Audio Description (AD) is available on all Café... Read More
This film was released 9th September 2016, and is no longer screening.
★★★ – The Irish Times
★★★★ – Entertainment.ie
Ben Cash (Viggo Mortensen) and his wife have raised their six children in a self-sufficient environment almost completely cut off... Read More
This film screened 12th & 15th September 2016.
These are Open Captioned (OC) screenings that, whilst open to all, feature special captions for those with hearing impairments. Audio Description (AD) is not available on this title. Visit www.ifi.ie/accessible for more information.
For all other screenings... Read More
The IFI celebrates Culture Night with a free screening of family-friendly Irish shorts.
The three short programmes, which will be introduced by our programming team, will include brand new work and films drawn from collections at the IFI Irish Film... Read More
This film was released 16th September 2016, and is no longer screening.
Ten years after the success of The Spirit Of the Beehive (1973), his debut feature and one of the great films about childhood, director Victor... Read More
This film screened 14th September 2016.
Our monthly gastronomic feature followed by a meal in the IFI Café Bar.
Our monthly pairing of a new release and a specially devised main course menu, will be Woody Allen’s Café Society , followed... Read More
30th anniversary screening
In 1984, inspired by Elvis Presley’s motorcycle antics in Roustabout and a visit to Dublin’s Funderland, two unemployed midlands brothers-in-law built a 40-foot cylindrical Wall of Death in their backyard. RTÉ News... Read More
This film screened 15th September 2016.
Android In La La Land is a celebration of a British music-making pioneer and the love story that helped him turn his life around.
At the end of the 1970s, Gary Numan found himself to be one... Read More
This film screened 20th & 21st September 2016.
These are Open Captioned (OC) screenings that, whilst open to all, feature special captions for those with hearing impairments. Audio Description (AD) is available on all Hunt For The Wilderpeople screenings. Visit www.ifi.ie/accessible for more information.
For other... Read More
This film screened 6th September 2016.
Artist Sven Augustijnen will introduce this screening and take part in a discussion afterwards.
Sven Augustijnen’s widely acclaimed essay film follows a Belgian civil servant as he attempts to piece together the events... Read More
A family portrait that doubles as investigation, director Tom Fassaert’s film is an attempt to untangled his family’s troubled history with its matriarch Marianne Hertz, an impeccably dressed ninety-five-year-old whose persona in front of her grandson’s camera switches from candid... Read More
There will be a post-screening discussion by filmmaker Paul Duane and Rubberbandits’ Blindboy Boatclub who says the film “is like your Uncle’s old diary that you find in the attic, that finally explains all those scars he never talks about”.
In... Read More
One of the most notable cinematographers working in documentary today, Kirsten Johnson has shot films of the calibre of Fahrenheit 9/11, Citizenfour and The Invisible War; using outtakes and unused material from these films, and many others, Johnson reframes the... Read More
Journalist Susan McKay will host a Q&A with director Des Henderson and producer Ed Stobart following the screening.
In 1975 Irish immigrant Denis Mulcahy of the NYPD bomb squad – gathered a group of family, friends and neighbours to start... Read More
A profoundly autistic boy learns to communicate through reciting memorised dialogue from Disney films in Roger Ross William’s inspirational case history. By the age of three Owen Suskind had withdrawn completely; no longer able to talk, with sleep and motor... Read More
*This event has sold out*
Tickets still available for the live satellite Q&A with Werner Herzog following a screening of this film on October 13th at 18.00. Tickets for this event can be purchased here.
Werner Herzog turns his... Read More
Director Colm Quinn, Paul Kelly and Michael Flynn (Mattress Mick), will participate in a post-screening Q&A .
In an attempt to save his struggling mattress business, sixty-something Michael Flynn reinvents himself as the eccentric online personality ‘Mattress Mick’ under the guidance... Read More
This year’s short film programme captures the pulse of the traditional documentary scene, drawing on new shorts from filmmakers living in Ireland. Portraiture is quite possibly the most popular and accessible form of documentary filmmaking and it is a form that... Read More
This screening will be followed by a Q&A with Directors Ross Adam and Robert Cannan.
The history of Hollywood is replete with bizarre tales, but for sheer strangeness few can match the one recounted in this gripping film that illuminates... Read More
An eclectic group of gifted musicians from across the globe, The Silk Road Ensemble are in many respects the crowning achievement in the career of world-beating Chinese-American cellist Yo Yo Ma, whose questing musical spirit is given free reign as... Read More
On 1st August 1966 engineering student Charles Whitman ascended the main building observation tower in the University of Texas at Austin with a small arsenal in tow and proceeded to open fire on the student populace beneath him. Forty-nine people... Read More
Saar Moaz is an affable forty-year-old gay Israeli man living in London who sings regularly in the Gay Men’s Chorus; he’s also living with the burden of being HIV+ and the rejection he experienced at the hands of his conservative... Read More
This film screened 25th September 2016.
In back-to-school month, the weekly spelling test doesn’t have many positive connotations. Yet this film, featuring a young black girl in a disadvantaged South Los Angeles school, places the National Spelling Bee as something... Read More
This film screened 28th September 2016.
Join us for our focus on new Irish film and filmmakers.
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... Read More
This film was released 26th August 2016, and is no longer screening.
Pedro Almodóvar’s Julieta, his 20th commercial feature, takes as its basis three short stories by Canadian Nobel laureate Alice Munro, spanning thirty years in the life... Read More
This film was released 23rd September 2016, and is no longer screening.
★★★★★ The Guardain
★★★★★ Radio Times
Ira Sachs follows up Love is Strange (2014) with another exploration of male love, though this time it is the intense bond... Read More
This film screened 8th September 2016.
A unique one night only cinema event directed by Andrew Dominik (Chopper, The Assassination of Jesse James by the Coward Robert Ford, Killing Them Softly), One More Time With Feeling will be the first... Read More
We’re delighted to welcome director Aoife Kelleher to the IFI for a Q&A following the 18.30 screening on August 26th. Tickets for this screening are on sale.
In 1879, fifteen people in the village of Knock, Co. Mayo... Read More
Digital Spy ★★★★★
Daniel Radcliffe doubles his efforts to distance himself from the cosy familiarity of the Harry Potter series with this singularly bizarre offering from viral-and-music video creators Dan Kwan & Daniel Scheinert, AKA The Daniels – imagine Castaway... Read More
This film screened 26th September 2016.
Our monthly programme strand in which a key film is presented in the context of a notional film canon.
Adapted by David Mamet from his 1984 Pulitzer Prize-winning play (a riff on Miller’s Death... Read More
★★★★ – Little White Lies
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Better known as one of the most distinctive actors of French cinema, Mathieu Amalric is also an accomplished filmmaker whose... Read More
This film was released 19th August 2016, and is no longer screening.
★★★★★ Irish Times
An extreme case of nature versus nurture is expounded in this debut from actor-turned-director Brady Corbet; an adaptation of a Jean-Paul Sartre story, The Childhood... Read More
Our monthly indulgent Sunday afternoon of brunch and a classic film.
Often cited as one of cinema’s greatest comedies, Annie Hall marked a turning point for Allen, seeing him move away from the broad... Read More
★★★★★ The Nerdist
★★★★ The Guardian
The history of Hollywood is replete with bizarre tales, but for sheer strangeness few can match the one recounted... Read More
★★★★★ – The Guardian
Remastered to coincide with the film’s 40th anniversary, Nicolas Roeg’s The Man Who Fell to Earth is an adaptation of Walter Tevis’... Read More
★★★★★ Evening Standard
Tickets are on sale now.
A philosophy teacher learns to live with unexpected freedoms in Mia Hansen-Løve’s (Eden, Goodbye First Love) delicately observed study of a... Read More
Exclusively at the IFI.
★★★★ Irish Times
An investigative reporter gets considerably more than he bargained for when he scratches the surface of an underground ‘competitive endurance tickling’... Read More
This film screened 28th & 30th September 2016.
N.B There is no 16.00 screening as erroneously advertised on Fri 30 Sept. There is only an 11.00 screening that day. Apologies for any inconvenience caused.
Wild Strawberries is our bi-monthly film... Read More
I NEVER CRY
PHIL LYNOTT: SONGS FOR WHILE I’M AWAY
RIDERS OF JUSTICE
SUMMER OF SOUL (OR…WHEN THE REVOLUTION COULD NOT BE TELEVISED)
THE MOST BEAUTIFUL BOY IN THE WORLD
THE SPARKS BROTHERS
THE TRUFFLE HUNTERS
TWO OF US
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