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FOCUS ON LENNY ABRAHAMSON

To celebrate the release of his new film, What Richard Did, on October 5th, the IFI presents this retrospective of Lenny Abrahamson’s previous work, including a rare opportunity to see his 2007 RTÉ television series, Prosperity. Despite a relatively small body of work, Abrahamson has established himself as one of the most interesting of current Irish filmmakers, and a director of international acclaim. 

October 6th – 14th

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. 

Update: The IFI is delighted to announce that Mendel Walzman, a short film by Lenny Abrahamson filmed in the IFI buildings in 1987 will be screened as part of  this retrospective. Mendel Walzman will be shown before the screening of Garage on Sunday October 7th at 1pm.

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), tickets for this event are FREE but require booking so please call the IFI Box Office on 01 679 3477 or email boxoffice@irishfilm to book tickets. 

Introduction by Kevin Coyne and film notes by Tony Tracy.

Programme

  • WHAT RICHARD DID
    • Friday 5th October 2012
      14.30|16.30|18.30|20.30
    • Saturday 6th October 2012
      15.10|17.00|19.00|21.00
    • Sunday 7th October 2012
      15.00|17.00|19.00|21.00
    • Monday 8th October 2012
      14.30|16.30|18.30|20.30
    • Tuesday 9th October 2012
      14.30|16.30|18.30|20.30
    • Wednesday 10th October 2012
      14.30|16.30|18.30|20.30
    • Thursday 11th October 2012
      14.30|16.30|18.30|20.30
    • Friday 12th October 2012
      14.30|16.30|18.30|20.30
    • Saturday 13th October 2012
      15.00|17.00|19.00|21.00
    • Sunday 14th October 2012
      14.30|16.30|18.30|20.30
    • Monday 15th October 2012
      14.30|16.30|18.30|20.30
    • Tuesday 16th October 2012
      13.00|15.00|17.00|21.00
    • Wednesday 17th October 2012
      14.30|16.30|18.30|20.30
    • Thursday 18th October 2012
      14.30|16.30|18.30|20.30
    • Friday 19th October 2012
      20.40
    • Saturday 20th October 2012
      16.20
    • Sunday 21st October 2012
      14.10 |16.10
    • Monday 22nd October 2012
      20.40
    • Tuesday 23rd October 2012
      16.20
    • Wednesday 24th October 2012
      14.00
    • Thursday 25th October 2012
      13.30|18.30
  • ADAM AND PAUL + 3JOES
    • Saturday 6th October 2012
      13.00
  • Public Interview with Lenny Abrahamson
    • Saturday 6th October 2012
      16.30
  • GARAGE + MENDEL WALTZMAN
    • Sunday 7th October 2012
      13.00
  • PROSPERITY (Parts 1 & 2)
    • Saturday 13th October 2012
      13.00
  • PROSPERITY (Parts 3 & 4)
    • Sunday 14th October 2012
      14.00

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