Director: Paddy Breathnach

100 mins, Ireland, 2015, Digital, Subtitled

This film screened 23rd August 2016.

Our monthly gastronomic feature followed by a meal in the IFI Café Bar.

Our monthly pairing of a new release and a specially devised main course menu, will be Paddy Breathnach’s Viva, followed by a Cuban feast inspired by the film in the IFI Café Bar. Presenting an intoxicating glimpse into the vibrant and sensual world of the Cuban drag scene, Viva is a tender tale of familial love and redemption that was richly deserving of Oscar recognition for director Paddy Breathnach (I Went Down, Man About Dog) and writer Mark O’Halloran (Adam and Paul, Garage).


Meat- Ropa Vieja/ Cuban Shredded Beef

Fish- Pescao en Escabeche/ Fish in Escabeche Sauce

Bananas Fritas con Fijoles Negros/ Fried Bananas with Cuban Black Beans

All served with rice

Tickets €20, free list suspended.

See also the Viva film page for details and regular screenings from Friday August 19th.

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