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Things to Come

Things to Come

Mon 23 Jan

★★★★ The Guardian
★★★★ The Telegraph

In one of Isabelle Huppert finest performances, Things To Come, portrays the sudden change in Philosophy teacher Nathalie’s comfortable life. In her sixties, Nathalie must contend with the sudden crises of being alone. Soberly Nathalie draws on the reserves of strength she has accumulated over years of contemplation to deal with the barrage of crises now facing her.

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American Honey

American Honey

Mon 30 Jan

★★★★ the Guardian
★★★★ Rolling Stone

Dumpster diving for food with her young siblings, 18 year Texan, Star catches the eye of Jake (Shia LaBeouf).  After a brief,  intense flirtation in a supermarket, Jake offers Star an out from her abusive, poverty ridden homelife, the oppurtunity to join him and his motley crew on the road.

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I, Daniel Blake

I, Daniel Blake

Mon 6 Feb

★★★★★ The Guardian
★★★★ The Irish Times

Newcastle carpenter Daniel Blake (Dave Johns) is recovering from a recent heart attack. He finds himself fighting a welfare system where his benefits will be taken away unless he looks for work, despite doctor’s orders preventing him from working if he does find a job.

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Memories

Memories

Mon 13 Feb

Following an accident at home 85 year old Madeleine’s adult sons decide to place her in a retirement home against her wishes. The film focuses on her special bond with grandson Romain who visits her often. One night Madeleine runs away from the retirement home to revisit her memories and remember her life , secretly contacting Romain who follows her.

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Brief Encounter

Brief Encounter

Tue 14 Feb

★★★★★ The Guardian
★★★★ Empire

Bored suburban housewife Laura has a chance encounter with Alec, a doctor, at a train station. Enjoying each other’s company they arrange to meet again. As their friendship grows they find that their feelings are turning in to something romantic.

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Lost In Translation

Lost In Translation

Tue 14 Feb

★★★★ Rolling Stone
★★★★★ Empire

Ageing American actor Bob (Bill Murray) and newly married graduate Charlotte (Scarlett Johansson) cross paths in their hotel in Tokyo. A late night encounter in the hotel bar sees them embark on a fleeting friendship fueled by their mutual loneliness.

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To Kill A Mockingbird

To Kill A Mockingbird

Sun 19 Feb

★★★★★ Empire

Set in an era of racial tension and segregation in Southern America, this classic film focuses on the moral understanding of 6 year old narrator Scout. Scout’s father, respected lawyer Atticus Finch, takes on the case of black man Tom Robinson who is falsely accused of raping a white girl. As the trial continues Scout learns about the dangers and prevalence of racism.

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ADIFF Screening: All of a Sudden

ADIFF Screening: All of a Sudden

Mon 20 Feb

The Audi Dublin International Film Festival is back once again featuring the very best in Irish and international film.

Expertly combining suspense, social satire, and psychological study, and aided by strong and nuanced performances, All of a Sudden is an elegant examination of guilt and innocence.

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ADIFF Screening: Sanctuary

ADIFF Screening: Sanctuary

Mon 20 Feb

The Audi Dublin International Film Festival is back once again featuring the very best in Irish and international film.

Larry and Sophie are in love. They bribe the feckless Tom to book them into a hotel for an afternoon tryst and look forward to getting to know each other, like countless couples before them.

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La La Land

La La Land

Mon 27 Feb

★★★★★ The Guardian
★★★★★ The Telegraph

Written and directed by Academy Award nominee Damien Chazelle, La La land stars Emma Stone and Ryan Gosling as Mia and Sebastian, two struggling artists who fall in love as they struggle to make ends meet in modern day LA. As their success begins to grow the dreams they have worked hard to realise begin to tear them apart.

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Zarafa : IFI Education Programme

Zarafa : IFI Education Programme

Mon 6 Mar

Primary School Event:
Senior Infants - 6th Class
Age Guidance: 6yrs+

Study Guide available for Teachers

This beautiful, hand-drawn animation re-imagines the true story of how the first giraffe traveled from Africa to 19th Century Paris.

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The Innocents

The Innocents

Mon 6 Mar

★★★★ The Guardian
★★★★ Empire

In 1945’s Poland, Mathilde, a young French Red Cross doctor comes to the aid of a group of Polish nuns, many of whom are in the advance state of pregnancy, after their vows were violated by Russian soldiers. Anne Fontaine’s assured and sensitive drama is based on real events, and is an emotional layered, tender and insightful drama about faith and trauma.

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The King’s Speech: IFI Education Programme

The King’s Speech: IFI Education Programme

Mon 13 Mar

Secondary School Event:
Senior Cycle English & Transition Year
Age Guidance: 12A

Comparative Study option.
Colin Firth is the reluctant monarch, King George VI, who overcomes his speech disability with the assistance of an alternative speech therapist.

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Paterson

Paterson

Mon 13 Mar

★★★★ The Guardian
★★★★★ The Telegraph
★★★★ Time Out

The charming new film from independent American director Jim Jarmusch (Only Lovers Left Alive, Broken Flowers) observes a week in the life of working-class bus driver Paterson (Adam Driver), as he tries to connect his everyday routines and relationships with the creativity he shows in the poetry that he writes.

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The Olive Tree/El olivo: IFI Education Programme

The Olive Tree/El olivo: IFI Education Programme

Mon 20 Mar

Secondary School Event:
Senior Cycle Spanish & Transition Year
Age Guidance: 15yrs+

Study Guide available for Teachers

Alma’s grandfather is on hunger strike, and has not spoken since her father sold the family’s ancient olive tree. Alma believes the only way he can be saved is if they find the tree.

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The Olive Tree

The Olive Tree

Mon 20 Mar

From the pen of Paul Laverty, comes a heartfelt and warm family drama about reconciliation and hope.

The Olive Tree is a film about hope and honoring past generations and a belief in the strength of familial bonds

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My Revolution/Ma revolution: IFI Education Programme

My Revolution/Ma revolution: IFI Education Programme

Mon 27 Mar

Secondary School Event:
Senior Cycle French & Transition Year
Age Guidance: 15yrs+

Study Guide available for Teachers

The Arab Spring of 2011 was sparked by the Jasmine Revolution of Tunisia. Marwenn travels to Tunisia on a journey of self-discovery in this charming and humorous film.