WHAT'S ON - 11/2012

  • A BETTER LIFE

    What starts as a sweet love story between chef Yann (Guillaume Canet, also known as the director of films such as Tell No One and Little White Lies and waitress and single mother Nadia (Leïla Bekhti) soon turns into something [...]

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  • A SUMMER’S TALE

    Gaspard (Melvil Poupaud) is on holiday at the small seaside resort of Dinard, where he waits for the arrival of girlfriend Lena (Aurelia Nolin). In the interim, he befriends Margot (Amanda Langlet) and Solene (Gwenaëlle Simon), and is attracted to [...]

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  • A TALE OF SPRINGTIME

    Rohmer’s stated intention with Tales of the Four Seasons was to “focus on attractive, intelligent, self-absorbed if not entirely self-aware young women who present their dilemmas with clarity and elegance and express their feelings in inspired and witty dialogue.”

    In [...]

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  • A WINTER’S TALE

    An examination of love and the various forms it can take, A Winter’s Tale begins on the beach as hairdresser Félicie (Charlotte Véry) engages in a brief but all-consuming holiday romance with trainee chef Charles (Frédéric van den Driessche).

    Wanting [...]

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  • AFTERNOON TALK: IRELAND IN THE NEWSREELS

    The era of the cinema newsreel in the first half of the 20th century coincided with an era of seismic shifts in social and political life in Ireland. Dr. Ciara Chambers of the  University of Ulster, author of recent book [...]

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  • ALIYAH

    Aliyah is a slow-burning portrait of Jewish Alex (Pio Marmai), a low-level drug dealer caught between dreams of something better and the burdensome reality of family ties, especially elder brother Isaac (director Cedric Kahn in a rare acting role), who [...]

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  • ALPS + SHORT

    After his startling debut Dogtooth, Greek filmmaker Giorgos Lanthimos continues to shape a new kind of cinema in this conflation of dreamlike ritual and profound emotional underpinning. Careful with its secrets, the film unfurls a series of seemingly unconnected scenes, [...]

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  • AMOUR

    Director Michael Haneke explores the meaning of love in this deeply affecting character drama which deservedly won the 2012 Cannes Palme d’Or. Police break in to a central Paris apartment uncertain what awaits them, and the story behind these tragic [...]

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  • ANOTHER WOMAN’S LIFE

    Actress Juliette Binoche will be in attendance for the screening on November 24th and partake in a Q&A hosted by John Maguire.

    The feature directorial debut of actress Sylvie Testud (Lourdes) sees Juliette Binoche as Marie, a young woman who meets and [...]

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  • ARCHIVE AT LUNCHTIME: DOUBLE BILL (PROGS 1 & 2, NOV 2012)

    Join us for FREE screenings of films from the IFI Irish Film Archive. Simply collect your tickets at the IFI Box Office when visiting (online booking is not available).

    This month’s programme continues our celebration of the 50th anniversary of [...]

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  • ARCHIVE AT LUNCHTIME: DOUBLE BILL (PROGS 3 & 4, NOV 2012)

    Join us for FREE screenings of films from the IFI Irish Film Archive. Simply collect your tickets at the IFI Box Office when visiting (online booking is not available).

    This month’s programme continues our celebration of the 50th anniversary of [...]

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  • ARCHIVE AT LUNCHTIME: PROGRAMME 1 (NOV 2012)

    Join us for FREE screenings of films from the IFI Irish Film Archive. Simply collect your tickets at the IFI Box Office when visiting (online booking is not available).

    This month’s programme continues our celebration of the 50th anniversary [...]

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  • ARCHIVE AT LUNCHTIME: PROGRAMME 2 (NOV 2012)

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    This month’s programme continues our celebration of the 50th anniversary of [...]

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  • ARCHIVE AT LUNCHTIME: PROGRAMME 3 (NOV 2012)

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    This month’s programme continues our celebration of the 50th anniversary of [...]

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  • ARCHIVE AT LUNCHTIME: PROGRAMME 4 (NOV 2012)

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  • ARIA FOR AN ATHLETE

    Filip Bajon’s first full-length feature is a period biopic of legendary Polish wrestler Zbyszek Cyganiewicz (1879 –1967), portrayed in the film by Krzysztof Majchrzak. The young Zbyszko is first drawn to the sport when a travelling circus sets up in [...]

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  • ATOMIC AGE

    Update: we regret to inform that Director Héléna Klotz will no longer be able to attend this screening. Apologies for any inconvenience caused. 

    We first meet Parisian hipsters Victor (Eliott Paquet) and Rainer (Dominik Wojcik) drinking on a train taking them to [...]

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  • AUGUSTINE

    When 19-year-old servant Augustine (Soko, also appearing in this year’s programme in Bye Bye Blondie) suffers a grand mal seizure while working, she is immediately sent to Paris’ Salpetriere psychiatric hospital, where she is diagnosed as suffering from hysteria, by [...]

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  • AUTUMN TALE

    Autumn Tale turns Rohmer’s attention from young love to middle-aged love, as sought for by the prickly Magali (Béatrice Romand), a winemaker and widow. Lonely but unsure of where to even begin such a search, she refuses an offer from [...]

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  • BARAKA

    EXCLUSIVELY AT IFI

    Two decades before Samsara, director-cameraman Ron Fricke made a previous global odyssey with this equally spectacular offering, whose title comes from a Sufi word meaning ‘the essence of life from which the evolutionary process unfolds’.

    All human [...]

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  • BEASTS OF THE SOUTHERN WILD

    Originating from a play by Lucy Alibar about a boy who feels as though the world is collapsing as his father is dying, Benh Zeitlin’s Beasts of the Southern Wild is narrated by Hushpuppy, a 6-year-old girl played with warrior [...]

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  • BETTY BLUE

    We regret to announce that due to unforseen circumstances, Béatrice Dalle will not be in attendance that this screening as published. We apologise for any inconvenience caused.

    Showing here in the director’s cut, Jean-Jacques Beineix’s epic tale of amour fou [...]

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  • BLACK THURSDAY

    Antoni Krauze, an alumnus of the renowned National Film School in Łódź alongside Andrzej Wajda and Roman Polanski, here takes a multi-stranded approach to the Polish 1970 protests which ended with the slaughter of at least some 40 Gdynia shipyard [...]

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  • BYE BYE BLONDIE

    We regret to announce that due to unforseen circumstances, Béatrice Dalle will not be in attendance that this screening as published. We apologise for any inconvenience caused.

    Director Virginie Despentes’ follow-up to her controversial debut Baise-moi is a much more [...]

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  • CAMILLE REWINDS

    Winner of the Prix SACD in Directors’ Fortnight at Cannes, writer-director Noémie Lvovsky also takes the lead in this enjoyable comedy, which echoes Francis Ford Coppola’s Peggy Sue Got Married in its tale of an unhappy middle-aged woman who inexplicably [...]

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  • DANTON

    Although a period drama about one of the leaders of the French Revolution may seem an unlikely match for a director as thoroughly Polish as Andrzej Wajda, the film was in fact adapted from a play by Polish writer Stanisława [...]

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  • DEATH OF A SUPERHERO

    There will be a Q&A with director Ian Fitzgibbon hosted by Newstalk’s Philip Molloy following the 18.20 screening of his film on November 30th.

    Shown to fantastic audience response as the Closing Gala of this year’s Jameson Dublin International Film [...]

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  • ELENA

    The latest from Andrei Zvyagintsev, esteemed director of The Return, lucidly examines the simmering resentments created by Russia’s economic deregulation. The deliberately paced opening allows us ample time to soak in the designer environs of an upmarket Moscow apartment, where [...]

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  • FAREWELL, MY QUEEN

    Director Benoit Jacquot will be in attendance at the screening on November 23rd and will participate in a Q&A hosted by Conor Horgan. 

    This event is organised in partnership with the Screen Directors Guild of Ireland (SDGI).

    Based on the novel by [...]

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  • FEAST YOUR EYES: JULIE & JULIA

    We are pleased to have food writer and eating enthusiast Aoife McElwain as our guest to introduce this screening. Aoife is a food blogger (I Can Has Cook) and writes for The Irish Independent’s Weekend Magazine, the movie Bites [...]

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  • GINGER & ROSA

    The latest from the ever-enterprising Sally Potter takes us to the London of her adolescence in this striking coming-of-age drama, which considers what it was like to grow up in 1962 with the world seemingly in danger of imminent nuclear [...]

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  • GRANNY’S FUNERAL

    Premiered in Directors’ Fortnight at Cannes, director Bruno Podalydès’ new film treats the topics of infidelity and death with a light touch that provides genuine laughter throughout. Denis Podalydès (who co-wrote the script with his director brother) plays Armand, a [...]

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  • HIDDEN

     

    Dr Douglas Smith, Head of French and Francophone Studies, UCD School of Languages and Literatures will introduce this screening.

    Directed by Michael Haneke, whose new film Love opens this year’s Festival, Hidden is an intense and unsettling meditation on [...]

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  • IFI & EXPERIMENTAL FILM CLUB

    The IFI and Experimental Film Club present In Back of the Real curated by guest, filmmaker Tadhg O’Sullivan. O’Sullivan will present What Remains, his new film co-directed with Pat Collins (Silence). To contextualise this work in progress, he has curated [...]

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  • IFI FAMILY: ERNEST AND CELESTINE

    This screening will be introduced by Head of IFI Education, Alicia McGivern.

    The IFI French Film Festival 2012 joins the monthly IFI Family programme with an exclusive screening of this delightfully old-fashioned animation based on the popular children’s picture [...]

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  • IN A RUSH

    Actress Alice de Lencquesaing will be in attendance at this screening and will participate in a Q&A hosted by Margaret Corkery.

    This event is organised in partnership with the Screen Directors Guild of Ireland (SDGI).

    Actor-turned-director Louis-Do de Lencquesaing’s first feature centres [...]

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  • IRELAND ON SUNDAY: BLOOD OF THE TRAVELLERS

    Ireland on Sunday is our monthly showcase for new Irish film.

    This month we re-visit the provocative IFTA-award-winning Blood of the Travellers which follows former Olympian Francie Barrett as he explores the history and genetic identity of the Travellers in Ireland. The film’s analysis of Irish [...]

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  • LAURENCE ANYWAYS

    Shown in Un Certain Regard at Cannes, where it won Best Actress for Suzanne Clément, 23-year-old writer-director Xavier Dolan’s third film shows a confidence and ambition unrivalled among his contemporaries. Laurence (Melvil Poupaud) is in an exceptionally close and loving relationship with Fred (Suzanne Clément) [...]

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  • LAWRENCE OF ARABIA

    In celebration of the film’s 50th anniversary, this new digital print from the original 70mm negative allows us a fresh look at the most intelligent epic ever to grace the screen. You can’t help but marvel that a 227-minute film [...]

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  • LOUVRE CITY

    Rachael Thomas, Senior Curator with the Irish Museum of Modern Art will introduce the screening.

    Documentary filmmaker Nicolas Philibert (Être et avoir) shows audiences what happens behind the scenes at arguably the  world’s most famous museum following renovation work in [...]

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  • LOVE

    One expects a new film from Michael Haneke to be a sober and harrowing piece, and while this holds true of Palme d’Or–winning Love, it is also uncommonly gentle, intensely moving, and almost unbearably poignant. Retired music teachers Georges (Jean-Louis Trintignant) [...]

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  • LOVE CRIME

    The final film from director Alain Corneau (Tous les matins du monde), recently treated to an American remake courtesy of Brian De Palma, Love Crime is a thriller set in the world of corporate power games and boardroom humiliation. When ruthless executive Christine (Kristin Scott [...]

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  • MONTHLY MUST-SEE CINEMA: THE RADHARC SQUAD

    In something of a departure, this month we screen a new documentary in this slot, one which celebrates a seminal piece of Irish film history. The Radharc Squad, produced by Tyrone Productions, tells the story of a group of Catholic [...]

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  • MORE

    The first feature from Barbet Schroeder, founder of Les Films du Losange, follows graduate Stefan (Klaus Grünberg) as he hitch-hikes from Germany to Paris on the first step of a voyage of self-discovery. Once there, he meets free-spirited American Estelle [...]

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  • POLISH ANIMATION

    Kinopolis is proud to present a selection of recent award-winning animation shorts. Ewa Borysewicz’s Who Would Have Thought? is the story of a man gone missing in unclear circumstances, leaving behind others to solve the mystery. In Paweł Dębski’s Lumberjack, [...]

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  • ROSE

    The screening will be followed by a Q&A with actor Marian Dziędziel.

    Winner of a number of major categories at this year’s Polish Film Awards, including Best Film and Best Director, the third feature from director Wojciech Smarzowski (The Wedding, [...]

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  • RUST AND BONE

    Ever-enterprising French writer-director Jacques Audiard follows his brilliant crime picture A Prophet with his rather particular take on a modern love story, handled in characteristically abrasive and original fashion.

    After high-profile assignments for Christopher Nolan in Hollywood, leading lady Marion [...]

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  • SIGHTSEERS

    If the confrontational Kill List placed Ben Wheatley among British cinema’s most incendiary new talents, this latest exercise in ultra-black comedy and squirm-inducing social observation certainly confirms it. If the idea of blending, say, Mike Leigh’s Nuts in May with [...]

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  • SISTER

    Franco-Swiss filmmaker Ursula Meier’s gritty new film is a stylistic volte-face from her magical debut Home, but displays a consistent focus on the conflicted workings of the family. In a story unfolding on and below the alpine ski slopes, that [...]

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  • STEP UP TO THE PLATE

    Paul Lacoste’s impressive documentary is set over the course of a year in the Bras family’s three-Michelin-starred restaurant in the south of France. Father Michel, typically exacting, has decided to hand over the reins to his son Sébastien, but struggles to cede control to [...]

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  • SUPERSTAR

    Kad Merad (Welcome To The Sticks), in an idea coincidentally used by Woody Allen in the recent To Rome With Love, plays Martin, an entirely ordinary man who suddenly and inexplicably finds himself a household name, unable to step out in public without being [...]

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  • THE BIG NIGHT

    Winner of the Special Jury Prize in this year’s Un Certain Regard at Cannes, the new film from the directors of Aaltra and Mammuth is a typically oddball comedy starring Benoît Poelvoorde as aging punk NOT and Albert Dupontel as [...]

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  • THE CRITICAL TAKE (NOV 2012)

    This month, The Critical Take (the IFI’s FREE monthly film club) will discuss new films from three of the most highly regarded directors working today: Jacques Audiard, Paul Thomas Anderson and Michael Haneke.

    Audiards’s Rust and Bone (screening November [...]

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  • THE DARK HOUSE

    The screening will be followed by a Q&A with actor Arkadiusz Jakubik.

    Wojciech Smarzowski’s second feature was a significant step forward from his debut The Wedding, and pointed towards the techniques he would use to such strong effect in the [...]

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  • THE HUNT

    He’s played a Viking warrior in Valhalla Rising, a revolutionary physician in A Royal Affair and even set about 007’s gentlemanly parts in Casino Royale; clearly, there are few limits to Mads Mikkelsen’s abilities, and winning the Best Actor Award [...]

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  • THE INVISIBLES

    Brian Finnegan, Editor of GCN will introduce this screening. 

    In this intriguing documentary, filmmaker Sébastien Lifshitz focuses on eleven gay men and women over the age of 70 as they talk about their lives, thus painting a fascinating portrait of the development of [...]

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  • THE LADY VANISHES + DONALD SPOTO TALK

    On the occasion of publication of his new book, The Redgraves: A Family Epic, we are delighted to welcome noted biographer Donald Spoto to the IFI for this screening, which will be followed by a presentation from the author. Subjects [...]

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  • THE MASTER

    Following the elemental There Will be Blood was always going to be a challenge for writer-director Paul Thomas Anderson, so this latest drama operates on a more intimate scale, yet with hardly less expressive intensity.

    America, post-WWII, and traumatised ex-sailor [...]

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  • THE MOLE

    The screening will be followed by a Q&A with actor Wojciech Pszoniak.

    Formerly a maker of documentaries (including a piece on Polish immigrants to Ireland, Bye, Bye Dublin!), Rafael Lewandowski’s first feature is a carefully-observed study of the lingering effects [...]

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  • THE SHINING

    IFI CLASSIC

    Undervalued on its 1980 release, since regarded as a masterpiece of screen terror, Stanley Kubrick’s The Shining first played U.S. cinemas in a version 24 minutes longer than the subsequent European cut. Every home video release has followed [...]

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  • THE WEDDING

    Blushing bride Kasia (Tamara Arciuch) is relieved when her wedding passes with only minor hitches – such as the best man dropping the rings – but the celebrations have only just begun; before the party is over, the happy couple [...]

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  • THREE WORLDS

    Actor Reda Kateb regrettably has had to cancel his appearance at the IFI on Nov 19th due to filming commitments. The screening will go ahead as normal. Apologies for any inconvenience.

    This event is organised in partnership with the Screen [...]

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  • WHAT’S IN A NAME?

    In the tradition of Le Dîner de cons and Polanski’s Carnage, What’s in a Name? is an adaptation of a comic play to the cinema. When two couples meet for dinner, talk turns to possible names for the soon-to-arrive child of [...]

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  • WILD STRAWBERRIES: THE BEST EXOTIC MARIGOLD HOTEL

    Wild Strawberries is our bimonthly film club for over 55s.

    Brighten up those November days in the company of this lively group of British retirees who move to a newly-restored hotel in Jaipur, Rajasthan. Convinced by the promotional brochures that [...]

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  • YOU AIN’T SEEN NOTHIN’ YET

    Veteran Alain Resnais returns with this cheekily-titled film, reportedly his last, proving that at 89 he can still be as fresh and innovative as any tyro. Following the death of a famous theatre director, members of his company (including Mathieu [...]

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  • YOU WILL BE MY SON

    Niels Arestrup (A Prophet) plays distinguished vintner Paul de Marseul, reaching the end of his career and concerned about his successor, especially pressing given the terminal illness of his right-hand man François (Patrick Chesnais). Despite his son Martin (Loràn Deutsch) [...]

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