WHAT'S ON - 05/01/2013

  • ARCHIVE AT LUNCHTIME: DOUBLE BILL (JAN 2013)

    Join us for FREE screenings of films from the IFI Irish Film Archive. Simply collect your tickets at the IFI Box Office. 

    We kick off 2013 with a powerful programme exploring alternative perspectives on family values.  

    PROGRAMME 1: THE FAMILY                 Bob Quinn’s [...]

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    BOOK NOW Times: 13.10

  • BLACKMAIL (SILENT)

    A major landmark for Hitchcock, for British cinema, and indeed for world cinema, a bold early demonstration of the expressive possibilities of synchronised sound. In fact the film exists in two versions, the silent one as originally planned, and [...]

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    BOOK NOW Times: 16.30

  • CHINATOWN

    IFI CLASSIC (EXCLUSIVE)

    While water features prominently in a number of Polanski films, particularly Knife in the Water (1962), Repulsion (1965) and Cul-de-sac (1966), nowhere is it more significant than in the deservedly acclaimed Chinatown.

    Set in 1937 and following [...]

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    BOOK NOW Times: 18.00

  • DOWNHILL

    Ivor Novello, fresh from the success of The Lodger, stars in a variant of the same ‘wrong man’ story: as a student who is unjustly expelled from school and cuts himself off from his family, exploring various exotic layers of [...]

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    BOOK NOW Times: 14.00

  • FALSE TRAIL

    Although it is a belated sequel to 1996’s Jägarna, False Trail works perfectly well as a standalone film in the current booming genre of ‘Nordic noir’. When a young woman goes missing in a small village in the Norrland region, [...]

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    BOOK NOW Times: 18.30

  • FIRST FORTNIGHT: TARNATION

    Praised as “a film of remarkable power” by esteemed U.S. film critic Roger Ebert, Jonathan Caouette’s Tarnation is a documentary on growing up with a mother with schizophrenia and has earned huge acclaim since its release in 2003.

    Culled together from [...]

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    BOOK NOW Times: 16.10

  • HORS SATAN

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    A striking portrait of a rural outsider who holds a potent sway over others, this latest from controversial French auteur Bruno Dumont is an exploration of the spiritual forces which surround us – be they sacred or [...]

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    BOOK NOW Times: 16.10|20.50

  • KNIFE IN THE WATER

    Propelled by suspense, intrigue and Krzysztof Komeda’s unsurpassable jazz score, Knife in the Water, Polanski’s feature debut, was nominated for an Academy Award for Best Foreign Language Film in 1963, losing out only to Fellini’s . As well as marking [...]

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    BOOK NOW Times: 14.10

  • MIDNIGHT’S CHILDREN

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    From Deepa Mehta, director of the ‘Elements Trilogy’ (Fire (1996), Earth (1998), and Water (2005)) comes this adaptation of Salman Rushdie’s much-loved 1980 masterpiece of post-colonial literature and magical realism, and winner of the ‘Booker of Bookers’ [...]

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    BOOK NOW Times: 20.20

  • SAFETY NOT GUARANTEED

    Quirky, touching, and highly entertaining, Safety Not Guaranteed takes its title from the text of a mysterious personal ad seeking a companion for time travel (applicants are further warned, “Must bring your own weapons. I have only done this once [...]

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    BOOK NOW Times: 14.10

  • THE IMPOSSIBLE

    Exactly what happened to one Spanish family during the tsunami which hit the Thai coastline on St. Stephen’s Day, 2004 is brought to the screen with staggering intensity in this extraordinary celluloid achievement. Director J.A. Bayona showed promise with his previous [...]

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    BOOK NOW Times: 18.30|20.50


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