January 25th 2024: This February, the Irish Film Institute (IFI) presents a selection of acclaimed new releases, including American Fiction, The Zone of Interest, and The Taste of Things. From Sunday 25th, the IFI is proud to present a selection screenings in partnership with the Dublin International Film Festival in our Eustace Street venue.
Opening on Friday 2nd are Academy Award-nominated American Fiction, directed by Cord Jefferson and starring Jeffrey Wright, and Jonathan Glazer’s The Zone of Interest, nominated for the Directing, International Feature Film, Sound, Writing (Adapted Screenplay), and Best Picture categories at the Academy Awards.
Screening from Friday 9th is IFI Horrorthon highlight Double Blind, the debut feature from Irish director Ian Hunt-Duffy, and The Settlers, an immersive tale of brutal colonialist violence set in 19th-century Chile. From Friday 16th, Trần Anh Hùng’s The Taste of Things, which screened at the IFI French Film Festival in 2023, and Nikolaj Arcel’s The Promised Land, starring Mads Mikkelsen, screen in IFI Cinemas. Preview screenings of The Taste of Things will take place from Wednesday 14th, with a special Valentine’s Meal + Ticket offer available for the film.
Michel Franco’s Memory, starring Jessica Chastain and Peter Sarsgaard; Thea Sharrock’s Wicked Little Letters, starring Jessie Buckley and Olivia Colman; and Wim Wenders’s Perfect Days open in-cinema from Friday 23rd.
The IFI is proud to once again partner with the Dublin International Film Festival to present a series of screenings, including three documentaries funded under the Arts Council’s Reel Art scheme: Don’t Forget to Remember from Ross Kileen on Monday 26th; Conor Walsh: Selected Piano Works from Keith Walsh on Tuesday 27th; and The Swimming Diaries from Susan Thomson on Wednesday 28th, alongside a screening of Tadhg O’Sullivan’s The Swallow, an Arts Council Authored Works film, on Friday, March 1st, with director Q&As following each screening. On Sunday 25th, Colin Hickey’s (The Evening Redness in the South) latest work Perennial Light, a dialogue-free, monochromatic work with hand-drawn ballpoint animations by Paolo Chianta, screens at the IFI, followed by a Q&A with the director. On Friday, March 1st, Brendan Gleeson’s Farewell to Hughes’s, produced by the Irish Traditional Music Archive and Keynote Productions, screens at the IFI, followed by a Q&A with director Ciarán Ó Maonaigh.
This month’s Irish Focus strand presents Solitaire, an experimental feature from Maximilian Le Cain, screening in-cinema on Wednesday 21st, followed by a director Q&A, hosted by Dean Kavanagh. February’s From The Vaults strand presents a 50th anniversary screening of John Boorman’s Zardoz, introduced by Paul Duane and taking place on Tuesday 6th.
On Saturday 3rd, the IFI will screen Steve McQueen’s latest masterpiece Occupied City, followed by a live, in-person Q&A with the director and author Bianca Stiegter, which will precede an encore screening on Sunday 11th, accompanied by a satellite Q&A. A new 4K restoration of Terrence Malick’s Days of Heaven will screen in IFI Cinemas on Sunday 4th and Thursday 8th, with the Sunday 4th screening introduced by Manus McManus, IFI Film Collections and Acquisitions Manager. Also screening on Sunday 4th, the ClassicsNow festival returns to the IFI this year with a screening of Roberto Rosselini’s Journey to Italy.
This month, the East Asia Film Festival Ireland, in partnership with Dublin Lunar New Year Festival, will screen The Scent of Green Papaya at the IFI on Wednesday 7th as part of this year’s festivities. On Saturday 24th, the Ukrainian and French Embassies in Ireland, in association with the IFI, will screen documentary Glory to the Heroes.
Throughout February, the IFI will screen four films (20,000 Species of Bees; Fallen Leaves; On the Adamant; Smoke Sauna Sisterhood) that are nominated for the LUX Audience Award. Tickets are free of charge and can be obtained in person at IFI or by calling box office at 01-6793477. This month, IFI Family presents screenings of animated film Migration on Wednesday 14th (relaxed screening), Thursday 15th, and Sunday 18th, with special family and child ticket pricing available, in association with The Ark animation workshops.
February’s Archive at Lunchtime programme, Love is in the Air, presents two short films, screening for free at lunchtime on Mondays, Wednesdays, and Saturdays throughout the month. On Sunday 18th, the Mystery Matinee offers audiences the chance to see a surprise film, new or old, for only €6.20.
The Bigger Picture strand this month will present a screening of John Waters’s Hairspray on Tuesday 20th, introduced by writer, broadcaster, and podcaster Louise McSharry. On Thursday 22nd, the IFI is delighted to present a screening of National Theatre Live’s Vanya, starring Andrew Scott. This month, Wild Strawberries, the monthly film club for over 55s, offers screenings of One Life on Friday 23rd and Wednesday 28th (Open Captioned screening).
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.
FROM FRIDAY 2ND
The Zone of Interest
Occupied City + in-person Q&A
ClassicsNow: Journey to Italy
Days of Heaven 4K Restoration + intro
From The Vaults: Zardoz
EAFFI & DLNY: The Scent of Green Papaya
Days of Heaven 4K Restoration
FROM FRIDAY 9TH
Lux Audience Award: 20,000 Species of Bees
Lux Audience Award: Fallen Leaves
Occupied City + satellite Q&A
IFI Family: Migration (relaxed screening)
Valentine’s Day Preview + Menu Special: The Taste of Things
FROM WEDNESDAY 14TH
Preview: The Taste of Things
IFI Family: Migration
FROM FRIDAY 16TH
The Promised Land
The Taste of Things
Lux Audience Award: On the Adamant
IFI Family: Migration
Lux Audience Award: Smoke Sauna Sisterhood
IFI French Film Club: The Taste of Things
The Bigger Picture: Hairspray
Irish Focus: Solitaire + Q&A
NT Live: Vanya
Wild Strawberries: One Life
FROM FRIDAY 23RD
Wicked Little Letters
Glory to the Heroes + Q&A
Lux Audience Award: On the Adamant
IFI & DIFF: Perennial Light + Q&A
IFI & DIFF: Don’t Forget to Remember + Q&A
IFI & DIFF: Conor Walsh: Selected Piano Works + Q&A
Wild Strawberries: One Life (OC)
IFI & DIFF: The Swimming Diaries + Q&A
FRIDAY MARCH 1ST
IFI & DIFF: Brendan Gleeson’s Farewell to Hughes’s + Q&A
IFI & DIFF: The Swallow + Q&A
IFI is principally funded by the Arts Council.
ALL OF US STRANGERS
THE TASTE OF THINGS
THE ZONE OF INTEREST
WICKED LITTLE LETTERS
13.10 (OC), 20.35
WILD STRAWBERRIES: ONE LIFE
The IFI is supported by The Arts Council