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Public Interview with Lenny Abrahamson

As part of our  retrospective of Lenny Abrahamson’s work, the IFI is delighted to welcome Lenny Abrahamson for a public interview about his work on October 6th at 16.30. Hosted by Tony Tracy (Lecturer in Film, Huston School of Film and Digital Media, NUI Galway).

A native of Dublin, he studied philosophy at Trinity, where he co-founded the Trinity Video Company with Ed Guiney, who has gone on to produce all of Abrahamson’s work. This entry into filmmaking led to his first short, 3 Joes, which won a number of awards at European festivals. After time spent undertaking post-graduate study and directing a number of commercials, Abrahamson returned to film with his first feature Adam and Paul in 2004, followed by Garage in 2007. Despite having a timeless quality derived from a style indebted to European directors such as Robert Bresson, the Dardenne Brothers and Bruno Dumont, his films remain distinctively Irish. This spare nature is brilliantly balanced to provide audiences with just enough information to draw their own conclusions. It will be of great interest to see Abrahamson’s career develop, particularly in light of news that his next film will be a comedy starring Domhnall Gleeson and Michael Fassbender. 

Tickets for this event are FREE but require booking so please call the IFI Box Office on 01 679 3477 or email boxoffice@irishfilm.ie

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