April 26th 2022: This May, the Irish Film Institute (IFI) presents a selection of Irish and international releases, including Benediction, multi-IFTA-winning An Cailín Ciúin and Vortex. Throughout the month, the IFI will show a selection of anniversary screenings and classics, including Nosferatu, Cabaret and Psycho. The IFI is delighted to present a François Truffaut retrospective season, François Truffaut: For the Love of Cinema, screening in-cinema and online from May 7th.
Screening in IFI Cinemas from Friday 6th is Danish director and screenwriter Thomas Daneskov’s Wild Men, which follows middle-aged Martin as he flees society in favour of living wild in the Norwegian mountains. Opening from Friday 13th is Colm Bairéad’s acclaimed An Cailín Ciúin, featuring IFTA-winning performances from Catherine Clinch and Carrie Crowley and including an opening night Q&A with the director and cast, hosted by Academy Award-nominated Irish director Lenny Abrahamson. Also screening at the IFI from Friday 13th is award-winning director Gaspar Noé’s latest feature Vortex, starring Françoise Lebrun and legendary horror director Dario Argento.
Coming to the IFI from Friday 20th is Terence Davies’s Benediction, centring on the troubled life of British poet Siegfried Sassoon, and Eskil Vogt’s The Innocents, which sees a group of children discover and explore their newfound supernatural abilities. IFI French Film Festival 2022 feature Between Two Worlds returns to IFI Cinemas from Friday 27th, and follows writer Marianne (Juliette Binoche) who goes undercover to research France’s unemployment crisis, while finding friendship with Christèle.
Special screenings coming to the IFI this month include Wake Up Punk, a new documentary offering an insight into Punk’s most iconic family, screening in-cinema on Friday 6th and on IFI@Home from Monday 9th. Onoda: 10,000 Nights in the Jungle, recounting the true story of Japanese soldier Hiroo Onoda, screens at the IFI and on IFI@Home from Saturday 7th. Screening on Wednesday 11th is new documentary This Much I Know To Be True, which captures Nick Cave and Warren Ellis’s exceptional, creative relationship. Thomas Robsahm’s new documentary A-ha: The Movie, which follows the band over a four-year period and reflects on their rise to fame, screens at the IFI for one night only on Friday 20th.
On Tuesday 17th, the IFI, aemi and Temple Bar Gallery and Studios present DIY, Disintegration & Hysteria: Punk and Feminist Cinema of the 1970s and ’80s, a programme of short films curated and introduced by Rachel Garfield which are featured in her new book Experimental Film and Punk: Feminist Audiovisual Culture of the 1970s and 1980s. This screening will be followed by a free public discussion about the book, visit www.aemi.ie for more information.
This month, Age & Opportunity in partnership with the IFI present Where Do All The Old Gays Go?, an Age & Opportunity/Bealtaine commissioned documentary short which provides an intimate exploration of the older LGBTQIA+ community living in Ireland and screens in-cinema on Wednesday 25th, followed by a post-screening panel discussion chaired by Bill Hughes.
Classics screening at the IFI this month include F.W. Murnau’s deathless Nosferatu, screening at the IFI on Thursday 5th in celebration of its centennial anniversary. Bob Fosses’s beloved Cabaret screens in-cinema from Saturday 7th to Tuesday 10th to mark its 50th anniversary ahead of the Bob Fosse season in June. Carl Theodor Dreyer’s eerie horror Vampyr, this year celebrating its 90th anniversary, screens in IFI Cinemas from Friday 20th. From Friday 27th, Mike Hodges’s Get Carter, starring legendary British actor Michael Caine, and Alfred Hitchcock’s audacious masterpiece Psycho screen in-cinema in stunning 4k.
Strands returning to the IFI in May include Archive at Lunchtime, with free short film programmes screenings inspired by An Cailín Ciúin taking place throughout the month. From The Vaults, the monthly strand showcasing key features or programmes from the IFI Irish Film Archive, relaunches on Tuesday 3rd with a screening on 35mm of one of the IFI Irish Film Archive’s most delightful comedies, Another Shore. In May, the Irish Focus strand, which presents new and recent Irish film, showcases Dark Horse on the Wind, a new documentary looking back at the life of traditional musician Liam Weldon, screening in-cinema on Tuesday 17th followed by a Q&A with director Myles O’Reilly.
Our monthly programme strand The Bigger Picture, in which a key film is presented with an introduction from a guest in the context of a national film canon, returns to the IFI in May with A Short Film About Love, screening on Thursday 19th with an introduction from director Colm Bairéad. Our Mystery Matinee screenings returns to the IFI this month on Sunday 29th, offering audiences the chance to see a secret film which could be anything from throughout the history of cinema.
The IFI is delighted to offer a new retrospective season dedicated to François Truffaut, screening in-cinema and online from May 7th. François Truffaut: For the Love of Cinema will offer IFI audiences the chance to see Truffautian classics such as The 400 Blows, Jules et Jim, Fahrenheit 451, Day for Night and more on the big screen, with a selection of titles available online across the Republic of Ireland on IFI@Home.
Tickets for new releases and special events will be on sale from the IFI Box Office on (01) 6793477 and from www.ifi.ie, as per the IFI’s Weekly Schedule. View the PDF version of our May programme here. Online rentals from IFI@Home are available at www.ifihome.ie. For further information and high-res images, please contact Casey Hynes (email@example.com) at the IFI Press Office.
From The Vaults: Another Shore
Nosferatu: 100th Anniversary
Wake Up Punk (+IFI@Home from Monday 9th)
FROM FRIDAY 6TH
Truffaut: The 400 Blows (+IFI@Home)
Truffaut: Shoot The Pianist (+IFI@Home)
SATURDAY 7TH – MONDAY 9TH
Onoda: 10,000 Nights in the Jungle (+IFI@Home)
SATURDAY 7TH – TUESDAY 10TH
Cabaret: 50th Anniversary
This Much I Know To Be True
Truffaut: Jules et Jim (+IFI@Home)
FROM FRIDAY 13TH
An Cailín Ciúin
Truffaut: Soft Skin (+IFI@Home from Monday 30th)
Truffaut: Fahrenheit 451
Irish Focus: Dark Horse on the Wind
IFI & aemi & TBG+S: DIY, Disintegration & Hysteria
Truffaut: Love at Twenty + Stolen Kisses (+IFI@Home)
The Bigger Picture: A Short Film About Love
A-ha: The Movie
FROM FRIDAY 20TH
Vampyr: 90th Anniversary
Truffaut: The Bride Wore Black
Truffaut: Mississippi Mermaid
Age & Opportunity and Bealtaine: Where Do All The Old Gays Go?
Truffaut: Bed and Board (+IFI@Home)
FROM FRIDAY 27TH
Between Two Worlds
Truffaut: Day for Night
Truffaut: La Chambre Verte
Truffaut: Love on the Run (+IFI@Home)
Truffaut: The Last Metro (+IFI@Home from Monday 30th)
IFI is principally funded by the Arts Council.
ARCHIVE AT LUNCHTIME: FAMILY VALUES
13.10 (Programme 2)
16.00, 20.40 (OC)
I DREAM IN PHOTOS
IRISH FOCUS: Ó BHÉAL
13.20 (OC), 18.10
SO THIS IS CHRISTMAS
The IFI is supported by The Arts Council