Evening Courses / Talks

Evening Course for Autumn 2014: South Facing, an exploration of films from Latin America

Tuesdays, Oct 7th – Nov 11th (18.30 – 21.30 approx.)

The past couple of decades have seen some dazzling work emerge from Latin America with directors such as Walter Salles, Lucrecia Martel, Alfonso Cuarón and others producing vital and stimulating stories, grounded in their locale but with a strong international appeal. This six-week course will examine a selection of titles from this period of resurgence from several different Latin American countries.

Opening with an introduction by film critic, writer and programmer, Demetrios Matheou, each subsequent evening will include a screening and a follow-up presentation by a film specialist. They will examine the features shown and their place within the broader cinematic landscape of that particular country.

The films showing during the course are: 

Tony Manero - Oct 7th

Strawberry and Chocolate - Oct 14th

City of God - Oct 21st

Whisky - Oct 28th

After Lucia - Nov 4th

La Antena - Nov 11th

Please note: order of screenings may vary slightly

PRICING
€65 (including tea/coffee) for complete course (Concessions €60). Booking is essential through Sharon Corrigan – please email scorrigan@irishfilm.ie, or call 01 679 5744. Tickets for films are not individually sold.

 

  • WHISKY (EVENING COURSE: SOUTH FACING)

    Despite a smaller production output, Uruguay has made a modest impact on the region’s resurgence, through the success of a couple of titles, including this Un Certain Regard winner at Cannes.

    Deadpan humour sets the tone of this gentle drama [...]

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  • STRAWBERRY AND CHOCOLATE (EVENING COURSE: SOUTH FACING)

    In this charming film set in Havana, Diego and David are sexual and political opposites who progress from mistrust to love, despite living in a culture in which homosexuality was deemed anti-authoritarian. 

    Film archivist, Norberto Rivero Sanz will discuss Tomás [...]

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  • TONY MANERO (EVENING COURSE: SOUTH FACING)

    Pablo Larraín populates a grim, sometimes brutal depiction of Pinochet’s Chile with a white-suited, Travolta-idolising aging dancer, Raúl Peralta, who has big dreams, but also a strong hold in the Santiago underworld. Brilliantly portrayed by Alfredo Castra, Raúl, ensures that nobody [...]

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  • AFTER LUCIA (EVENING COURSE: SOUTH FACING)

    When teen Ale moves with her father to Mexico City following the death of her mother, both try to find new ways of coping. Ale enters the tough world of a new school and initially manages to ignore her tormentors, [...]

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  • CITY OF GOD (EVENING COURSE: SOUTH FACING)

    The 1990s’ revival of Brazilian cinema, forefronted by Walter Salles, was characterised particularly by his drama, Central Station. Then in 2002 this film exploded onto screens. With its gritty account of drugtaking, gangs and violence among young men, director Fernando [...]

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  • LA ANTENA

    New Argentinian Cinema has won considerable audiences here, through the work of Trapero, Martell, Campanello and others. With the thriller and psychological drama the preferred genres, this exquisite black and white, near silent fantasy is worth a look. Telling a [...]

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