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Culture Cinema Spring / Summer 2019

Spring/Summer 2019 Culture Cinema Programme

Culture Cinema night in association with Access Cinema, Dublin, takes place on the last Thursday of every month re-commencing on the 28th February. All screenings start at 8pm.
 ACCESS CINEMA is the resource organisation for regional cultural cinema exhibition in Ireland giving local people an opportunity to see minority interest films. Listings are subject to change.
Admission for each screening is €5. BOX OFFICE 066 9478956.
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 C'est La Vie! Still 4C’est La Vie! Thursday 28th February 8pm
Directors: Olivier Nakache, Éric Toledano   CAST: Jean-Pierre Bacri, Gilles Lellouche, Jean-Paul Rouve, Eye HaidaraFILM
INFO: 117 minutes, France, 2017, CLUBVeteran wedding planner Max is organising a lavish wedding in a 17th century chateau. It’s no small task, with dozens of people to manage, unreliable electricity, a last-minute musician change, and a demanding groom. Soon, everything is going very wrong indeed. Can Max and his team fix everything while the wedding is in full swing and without the guests noticing?“
This is an expertly assembled, tartly played and hugely enjoyable romp from directors Eric Toledano and Olivier Nakache, whose Intouchables became a monster hit a few years ago.” – The Hollywood Reporter
“Co-directors and screenwriters Eric Toledano and Olivier Nakache (Intouchables) pull another magical trick out of the hat with a ruthlessly-plotted breeze of ensemble good humour.” – Screen International
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 ColdWar_Still07Cold War Thursday 28th March 8pm

Director: Pawel Pawlikowski

CAST: Joanna Kulig, Tomasz Kot, Borys Szyc, Cedric Kahn

FILM INFO: 88 minutes, Poland, UK, France, 2018, TBC

 The new film from Pawel Pawlikowski, the director of the Academy Award-winning Ida, follows the passionate romance between musician Wiktor and beautiful young woman Zula, who meet in a post-war Poland. Told over 15 years and shot in stunning black and white, Cold War won the Best Director prize at this year’s Cannes Film Festival.

Awards  Winner – Best Director, Cannes Film Festival 2018

★★★★★ ”… mysterious, musically glorious and visually ravishing …” – The Guardian, Cannes Film Festival 2018

 ★★★★★ “Working in much the same visual aesthetic as Ida, Pawlikowski gives us a musical romance that works …” – The Irish Times, Cannes Film Festival 2018

 

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The Guilty  Thursday 18th April 8pm

Director:  Gustav Möller

Cast: Jakob Cedergren, Jessica Dinnage, Johan Olsen

FILM INFO: 85 mins, Denmark, 2018, Club

Demoted to deskwork and awaiting a disciplinary hearing, Agent Asger is working the night shift in an emergency call room. When he receives a call from a woman who has been abducted his resolve and arrogance are tested as it becomes a race against time to locate her.  Taking place in real time and in a single location nothing is quite as it seems in this claustrophobic thriller.  Using sound as the primary storytelling tool and with a powerful central performance from Jakob Cedergren, The Guilty is a visceral viewing experience.

With a terse 85-minute running time, The Guilty illustrates Möller’s confidence with the craft of film-making -Fionnuala Halligan, ScreenDaily

★★★★★  …..So taut, you almost forget to breathe -Wendy Ide, The Guardian

With its single setting and real-time story, “The Guilty” is a brilliant genre exercise, a cinematic study in tension. -Brian Tallerico, Rogeregbert.com

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Rosie 1Rosie Thursday 30th May 8pm

Director: Paddy Breathnach

Cast: Sarah Greene, Moe Dunford, Natalia Kostrzewa

FILM INFO: 86 minutes, Ireland, 2018, 12A

Trailer: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=sqEc-cRsFxM

From the pen of Roddy Doyle and directed by Paddy Breathnach (Viva), Rosie is the story of a family without a home. Rosie (Sarah Greene) a mother of four, alongside her partner John Paul, do everything in their power to protect their children and maintain their dignity as the Irish housing crisis threatens their families safety and unity.

With grace and tenderness, Rosie balances the care of her four children alongside the increasingly futile and frustrating search for a new home. Set over an intense 36 hours, Rosie struggles to hold her family close, as she perseveres against a crisis not of her making.

Festivals:

TIFF (Toronto International Film Festival) 2018 & London Film Festival 2018

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Just to Be Sure 1Just to Be Sure Thursday 27th June 8pm

Director:  Carine Tardieu

Cast: Francois Damiens, Cecile De France, Guy Marchand, Andre Wilms, Alice de Lencquesaing

FILM INFO: 100 mins France, 2017, Club

When Erwin (Francois Damiens), a bomb disposal expert in his mid-forties, accidentally discovers that his father is not his biological father his world is turned upside down.  As well as tracing his dad he has to juggle his daughters unplanned pregnancy and his aspiring relationship with the sparky local veterinarian Anna (Cecile De France), whom, it turns out may or may not be his sister!

With strong performances from all the cast this is a joyful tale with some moments that touch on the farcical and others that are genuinly touching.  Director Carine Tardieu delivers a warm poignant human comedy about the challenges of being a parent and having one!

 

Festivals:  Cannes Film festival 2017

Quotes:

Just to Be Sure is the kind of intelligent and rather artful French comedy that doesn’t come around so often nowadays. Tardieu juggles lots of heavy issues with a supremely light touch, making us laugh about what would normally be a series of tragic events… -Jordan Mintzer, The Hollywood Reporter

maintaining a tone of witty naturalism that accommodates some touching moments as well as the broader humor…. –Denis Harvey, Variety

 …a heart-warming comedy that throws a small batch of fantastic lines at us in every scene, which did not fail to hit home in the cinema of the Théâtre Croisette (Cannes).  Bénédicte Prot CineEuropa

Presented with the support of the French Embassy and the Institut Français.

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