Irish Film Institute -JANUARY 2023 AT THE IFI


December 20th 2022: This January, the Irish Film Institute (IFI) presents a selection of exciting new releases and classics, including Rashomon, Tár, Babylon and The Fabelmans. The IFI is delighted to work with a number of wonderful festivals this month, including TradFest Temple Bar, the Dublin Lunar New Year festival, Classics Now festival and First Fortnight.From Friday 6th, winner of the Golden Bear at the 2022 Berlinale Alcarràs, re-release of Akira Kurosawa classic Rashomon, and unforgettable historical drama Till screen in IFI Cinemas. From Monday 9th, Sam Mendes’s latest feature, Empire of Light, starring Olivia Colman, Michael Ward and Colin Firth, opens at the IFI on both digital and stunning 35mm (the opening night screening  on Friday 6th will be introduced by Maria Fleming, CEO of First Fortnight).Opening at the IFI on Friday 13th are Mark Jenkin’s multi-layered folk horror Enys Men, and the highly-anticipated Tár, starring the remarkable Cate Blanchett. Screening in IFI Cinemas from Friday 20th is Damien Chazelle’s sprawling epic Babylon, starring Margot Robbie and Brad Pitt and featuring a number of star-studded cameos.Screening from Friday 27th are All the Beauty and the Bloodshed, an absorbing documentary about artist Nan Goldin’s campaign to hold the Sackler family accountable for the opioid crisis (the preview screening on Thursday 26th will be followed by a Q&A with the director Laura Poitras), and Steven Spielberg’s highly personal love-letter to cinema, The Fabelmans, which stars Paul Dano and Michelle Williams.In event screenings, the IFI is delighted to present a screening of documentary Long Live My Happy Head, followed by a Q&A with co-director Austen McCowan, on Sunday 8th as part of this year’s First Fortnight. On Friday 6th, our annual screening of John Huston’s Joycean adaptation The Dead returns, this year introduced by Hugh Linehan, Arts and Culture Editor for The Irish Times and Trainee Assistant Director: Second Unit on the film. To mark its recent topping of Sight & Sound magazine’s decennial Best Film poll, the IFI will screen Chantal Akerman’s Jeanne Dielman, 23 quai du Commerce, 1080 Bruxelles on Saturday 7th.The EAFFI Discoveries strand returns in January with a screening of Jigme Trinley’s debut feature, One And Four, introduced by Irish writer, filmmaker and producer Paul Duane. The Bigger Picture strand this month presents a screening on Thursday 12th of Claire Denis’s Beau Travail, with an introduction from Marie-Pierre Richard, Festival Director of the IFI French Film Festival, and Artistic Director of the East Asia Film Festival Ireland. On Wednesday 25th, EAFFI and Dublin Lunar New Year will screen Peter Chan’s Comrades, Almost A Love Story, starring Leon Lai and Maggie Cheung.This year, the IFI will screen three features on Saturday 28th as part of TradFest Temple Bar’s 2023 line-up. Dennis Cahill – Litir Ó Do Chara is an intimate portrait of the master guitarist, made for TG4 and receiving its world premiere at the IFI. Lila Schmitz’s documentary The Job of Songscentres on the connection between traditional music and the the people of Doolin, Co. Clare, and screens as part of the Irish Focus strand. The Dubliners-centric mock opera O’Donoghue’s Opera screens as part of TradFest and our From the Vaults strand.January’s Archive at Lunchtime programme, Short Stories, including two short films set in Cork, The Hebrew Lesson and Duhallow Home, screens for free throughout the month. This month, Wild Strawberries, the monthly film club for over 55s, offers screenings of Armageddon Time, a superb and personal coming-of-age tale from writer-director James Gray, on Wednesday 25th and Friday 27th. This month, IFI Family presents a screening of Ari Folman’s Where is Anne Frank on Sunday 29th. As part of this year’s Classics Now festival, the IFI will screen Jean Cocteau’s Orphée in-cinema and nationwide on IFI@Home on Sunday 29th, with the in-cinema screening introduced by Sinéad Mac Aodha, Director of Literature Ireland. Also screening on Sunday 29th, this month’s Mystery Matinee offers audiences the chance to see a surprise film, new or old, for only €6. Tickets for new releases and special events are on sale from the IFI Box Office on (01) 6793477 and from, as per the IFI’s Weekly Schedule. Online rentals from IFI@Home are available at www.ifihome.ieTHURSDAY 5THEAFFI Discoveries: One and FourFRIDAY 6THThe DeadFROM FRIDAY 6THAlcarràsRashomonTillSATURDAY 7THJeanne Dielman, 23, quai du commerce, 1080 BruxellesSUNDAY 8THFirst Fortnight: Long Live My Happy HeadFROM MONDAY 9THEmpire of LightTHURSDAY 12THThe Bigger Picture: Beau TravailFROM FRIDAY 13THEnys MenTárFROM FRIDAY 20THBabylonWEDNESDAY 25TH & FRIDAY 27THWild Strawberries: Armageddon TimeSATURDAY 28THIFI & TradFest: Dennis Cahill – Litir Ó Do CharaFrom the Vaults: IFI & TradFest: O’Donoghue’s OperaIrish Focus: IFI & TradFest: The Job of SongsSUNDAY 29THClassics Now: OrphéeIFI Family: Where is Anne FrankMystery MatineeIFI is principally funded by the Arts Council.

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