This week’s titles at the Irish Film Institute from Friday, 31st March 2023 include The Night of the 12th, and Three Colours:Blue. Read on for a selection of reviews or pop in to make up your own mind!
“Moll has given us a gripping true-crime procedural, a desolate study of the ubiquity of evil and misogynist violence and the abyss of unknowing.” 4/5 – The Guardian
“Moll uses controlled pacing and the jutting Alpine backdrop to give this excellent thriller the space to burn slowly but purposefully.” 5/5 – Irish Independent
“Moll’s compelling procedural is closer in tone to the Hughes brothers’ From Hell or David Fincher’s Zodiac.” 4/5 – The Irish Times
“This is a closely-observed portrait of the grind of police work shot in workmanlike fashion.” 4/5 – Empire
“The genre’s stock characters are used adeptly. The chess pieces and board remain recognisable, yet the game is played differently.” – Little White Lies
“There is a wonderful reach and flair in Kieślowski’s film-making.” 5/5 – The Guardian
“A heart-stopping study of grief.” 5/5 – The Times
“Three Colours: Blue is the jewel in the crown of Kieślowski’s trilogy – a fascinating examination of freedom, sorrow and identity, and perhaps one of the most necessary films of contemporary French cinema.” 5/5 – Cinevue
ARCHIVE AT LUNCHTIME: SHALL WE DANCE?
13.10, 18.30, 20.50
CONTEMPT | LE MÉPRIS
PAUL NEWMAN: THE HUSTLER
THELMA & LOUISE
13.20 (OC), 18.10, 20.40
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