This week’s titles at the Irish Film Institute from Friday, 24th March 2023 include God’s Creatures, The Beasts and The Five Devils. Read on for a selection of reviews or pop in to make up your own mind!
“The acting and atmosphere are strong throughout.” 4/5 – The Irish Times
“Mescal and Watson turn up the intensity and the interplay is fascinating to watch. High praise must also go to their co-star Aisling Franciosi for her unnerving work here.” 4/5 – RTÉ
“Watson’s meatiest, most compelling showcase in an age.” – Variety
“A terrific, gripping drama that will cross cultural borders with ease. Every nation has such stories.” 5/5 – The Irish Times
“The Beasts is certainly skilful, and filled with deft performances.” 5/5 – The Financial Times
“A fierce, bitter tale with a flinty sharpness: partly a social-realist drama of class and xenophobia, and partly a rural noir horror, a Euro-arthouse twist on Straw Dogs or Deliverance.” 4/5 – The Guardian
“A dash of Straw Dogs in Galicia.” 4/5 – The Times
“Gnarly, barbarous thriller that keeps its audiences’ nerves in a perpetual state of fervour.” 4/5 – Why Now
“Léa Mysius’s accomplished second feature is the time-travelling, olfactory-driven LGBTQ romance and family melodrama you couldn’t possibly have seen coming.” 5/5 – The Irish Times
ARCHIVE AT LUNCHTIME: SHALL WE DANCE?
BEAU IS AFRAID
INLAND EMPIRE 4K
RETURN TO SEOUL
THE EIGHT MOUNTAINS
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