January 27th 2022: This February, the Irish Film Institute (IFI) presents a selection of highly-anticipated new releases, including Academy Award-nominated features Women Talking, Eo, The Whale and Marcel the Shell with Shoes On. The IFI is delighted to present a retrospective season dedicated to Hong Kong auteur Wong Kar Wai, screening in-cinema from February 4th to 26th. From Saturday 25th, the IFI is proud to present a selection of screenings in partnership with the Dublin International Film Festival, ahead of the IFI Careers in Screen Day on March 1st.
From Friday 3rd, IFI French Film Festival 2022 highlight Saint Omer returns to IFI Cinemas, as well as Darren Aronofsky’s accoladed new feature The Whale, starring Brendan Fraser. Opening at the IFI on Friday 10th are Jerzy Skolimowski’s Best International Feature Oscar-nominated Eo, following its Irish premiere at the IFI Kinopolis Polish Film Festival, and Sarah Polley’s Best Picture Oscar-nominated Women Talking, starring Jessie Buckley, Claire Foy and Frances McDormand.
Screening from Friday 17th is IFI Documentary Festival 2022 highlight Atomic Hope – Inside the Pro-Nuclear Movement; Florian Zeller’s latest cinematic adaptation The Son, starring Hugh Jackman, Vanessa Kirby and Laura Dern; and beloved YouTube classic-cum-Academy Award nominated feature Marcel the Shell with Shoes On, following a sold-out Irish premiere at IFI Family Festival in 2022. Coming to IFI Cinemas from Friday 24th are Hirokazu Koreeda’s latest release Broker, starring Parasite‘s Song Kang-ho, and Un Certain Regard and Queer Palm winner Joyland.
From February 4th to 26th, the IFI is delighted to present and celebrate the works of director Wong Kar Wai, who has long-since established himself as one of the defining auteurs of contemporary cinema. Films screening as part of the season will include directorial debut As Tears Go By, beloved masterpiece In the Mood for Love, and the director’s cut of short film The Hand. Tickets on sale now on the IFI website, with multi-film passes available from the IFI Box Office.
The IFI will present a special screening on Wednesday 15th of documentary Saturn and Beyond, a film which looks at our relationship with the planet Saturn, the furthest planet in the solar system visible to the human eye, and considers the decline of the human mind and the recent exponential growth of Alzheimer’s disease and dementia. The screening will be followed by a conversation with director Declan Clarke and author Emilie Pine.
The Bigger Picture strand this month will present a screening of Michael Mann’s Heat on Monday 13th, introduced by comedian, TV presenter and actor Kevin McGahern. This month, Wild Strawberries, the monthly film club for over 55s, offers screenings of See How They Run, starring Saoirse Ronan and Sam Rockwell, on Wednesday 22nd (Open Captioned screening) and Friday 24th.
The IFI is proud to once again partner with the Dublin International Film Festival to present a series of screenings, including two documentaries funded under the Arts Council’s Reel Art scheme: Notes from Sheepland from Cara Holmes on Monday 27th and Fields of Darkness from Michael John Whelan on Tuesday 28th, alongside a special screening of Christine Molloy and Joe Lawlor’s latest offering The Future Tense on Wednesday March 1st. On Saturday 25th, the IFI and DIFF are delighted to present the world premiere of the restored works of Benjamin T. Gault, Accidental Anthropologist, restored in collaboration between the IFI Irish Film Archive, the San Francisco Silent Film Festival, and the Chicago Academy of Sciences, introduced by Kathy Rose O’Regan, Senior Film Restorer at the San Francisco Film Festival and presented with live musical accompaniment from Dingle musicians Deirdre Granville (harp) and Aoife Granville (flute).
This month’s Irish Focus strand presents Only Child, a feature documentary about an adult adoptee, Dubliner Marise Keane, as she decides to embark on a search for her birth mother, screening in-cinema on Tuesday 7th, followed by a Q&A with director Andy Ames, Marise Keane, and Nuala Ames.
February’s Archive at Lunchtime programme, Being Behan – Shorts, celebrating the centenary of the birth of Brendan Behan (1923 – 1964). From the Vaults will also celebrate Behan with a screening of Arthur Dreifuss’s adaptation The Quare Fellow on Thursday 9th, introduced by UCD’s Professor John Brannigan.
This month, IFI Family presents a screening of Marcel the Shell with Shoes On on Sunday 26th, with special family and child ticket pricing available.This month’s Mystery Matinee on Sunday 19th 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 www.ifi.ie, as per the IFI’s Weekly Schedule. Online rentals from IFI@Home are available at www.ifihome.ie. For further information and high-res images, please contact Casey Hynes (firstname.lastname@example.org) at the IFI Press Office.
FROM FRIDAY 3RD
Wong Kar Wai: As Tears Go By
Wong Kar Wai: Days of Being Wild
Irish Focus: Only Child
From The Vaults: The Quare Fellow
FROM FRIDAY 10TH
Wong Kar Wai: Chungking Express
Wong Kar Wai: Fallen Angels
The Bigger Picture: Heat
Wong Kar Wai: In the Mood for Love
Saturn and Beyond
FROM FRIDAY 17TH
Atomic Hope – Inside the Pro-Nuclear Movement
Marcel the Shell with Shoes On
Wong Kar Wai: Happy Together
Wong Kar Wai: In the Mood for Love
WEDNESDAY 22ND & FRIDAY 24TH
Wild Strawberries: See How They Run
FROM FRIDAY 24TH
IFI & DIFF: Accidental Anthropologist
Wong Kar Wai: 2046
IFI Family: Marcel the Shell with Shoes On
Wong Kar Wai: The Hand
IFI & DIFF: Reel Art – Notes from Sheepland + Q&A
IFI & DIFF: Reel Art – Fields of Darkness
WEDNESDAY MARCH 1ST
IFI & DIFF: Careers on Screen
IFI & DIFF: The Future Tense + Q&A
AN CAILÍN CIÚIN
ARCHIVE AT LUNCHTIME: ST. PATRICK’S MISCELLANY
LUNANA: A YAK IN THE CLASSROOM
MEET ME IN THE BATHROOM
OTHER PEOPLE’S CHILDREN
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