It’s February and that means Valentine’s Day is fast approaching, celebrate with some cinematic treats at the IFI in 2018. We’re showing a trio of films on the evening of February 14th, and you can read all about them below.
BOUND (1996) – Feb 14th at 18.20
The first feature from Lana and Lilly Wachowski is the noir-inflected story of Violet (Jennifer Tilly) and lover Corky (Gina Gershon), who hatch a plan to rob $2 million from the former’s boyfriend, Mafia money launderer Caesar (Joe Pantoliano). On its release, Bound received praise not just for its undoubted style, but also for its credible portrayal of gay female characters.
A LOVE DIVIDED (1999) – Feb 14th at 18.30 + Orla Brady intro
This Valentine’s Day offering tells the dramatic story of the marriage between Seán Cloney, a Catholic, and his wife Sheila, a Protestant, in 1950’s Ireland. The two vow to commit to each other above all else, but when Sheila refuses to send her children to the local Catholic school their love is put under impossible pressure as they both become unwitting pawns in an ecclesiastical power struggle which results in bitter sectarian conflict within the local community.
WEEKEND (2011) – Feb 14th at 20.50
Russell and Glen hook up on a Friday night. Russell is looking for love, but Glen has recently had his heart broken.Over the course of the weekend, despite their difficulties and differences, as well as other obstacles, the two become closer, reaching a level of emotional as well as physical intimacy in Andrew Haigh’s tender and touching debut.
Tickets are available now online, at the box office or on 01 679 3477.
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