Richard Linklater’s use of rotoscoping to create the hallucinatory near-future world is highly effective and beautiful to watch in this animated film. Keanu Reeves is an undercover cop investigating a new drug and losing his own identity in the process. [...]
Our evening course in March 2012 is Drawing Pictures: A Short Course on the History of Animation. This course traces a brief history of international animation, leading to an Irish animation event in April.
Celluloid depictions of the Holocaust have thus far tended to deal in moral absolutes, admittedly for understandable reasons. What’s refreshing, perhaps even provocative about Agnieszka Holland’s Oscar-nominated new film is that its chronicle of events in the Polish city of [...]
There will be a preview screening and Q&A with Werner Herzog via satellite on March 27th at 18.20.
Turkish maestro Nuri Bilge Ceylan’s most ambitious film to date imbues its ostensibly straightforward police procedural story with emotional resonance and philosophical curiosity. With two confessed killers in tow, a volatile provincial police officer joins a sceptical doctor and a [...]
Jean-Pierre and Luc Dardenne’s latest infuses its seemingly everyday drama with heart-catching emotion and moral substance. Eleven-year-old Cyril (Thomas Doret) is in a care home and absolutely intent on escaping to be reunited with his errant dad and the shiny [...]
A withdrawn factory girl (Antonia Campbell-Hughes) who’s prone to bouts of sleepwalking awakens in a forest, lying beside the corpse of a young woman. She becomes obsessed with the girl’s murder – her mother had met a similar fate decades [...]
Among the most significant new filmmakers to emerge on the global stage in the past decade, Italy’s Paolo Sorrentino (Il Divo) matches a strikingly absurdist visual language with a fondness for off-kilter, morally troubling subject matter. The challenge of tackling [...]
The ever-enterprising Michael Winterbottom tackles Thomas Hardy with a twist in this intriguing cross-cultural melodrama. Since the social strictures of Hardy’s time are no longer with us, and he already tackled a period adaptation in 1996’s Jude, Winterbottom moves his [...]
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