This week’s titles at the Irish Film Institute from Friday, 24th February 2023 include Broker and Joyland. Read on for a selection of reviews or pop in to make up your own mind!


“The winner of the Ecumenical Jury Award at the 2022 Cannes Festival finds warmth and empathy in the unlikeliest and most unethical places.” 4/5 – The Irish Times

“Baby-trafficking tale finds room for the kind-hearted.” – The Financial Times

“In true Kore-era style, the film morphs into a lovely study of a makeshift family living on the fringes of society.” 4/5 – Empire

“A melancholic mediation on loneliness.” 4/5 – The Times


“Pakistani director Saim Sadiq’s Cannes-winning debut has huge heart and beautifully drawn characters.” 5/5 – The Irish Times

“Subtle trans drama from Pakistan is remarkable debut.” 4/5 – The Guardian

“Trans love story from Pakistan is an act of graceful defiance.” – The Financial Times

“A genuinely remarkable film, and deserves to be seen widely — in Pakistan and beyond.” – 4/5 – Empire

“A haunting, intricate rumination on desire, truth, and drowning.” – Little White Lies


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