• Arthouse Season

     

    Tuesday Night ARTHOUSE March 1st to April 5th 2022

    All films showing at 8:30pm unless otherwise advertised


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    Petite Maman

    Showing Tuesday 1st,March @ 8:30pm

    72 Minutes, France, 2021, Cert: PG

    Director: Céline Sciamma

    Language: French

    Cast: Joséphine Sanz, Gabrielle Sanz, Nina Meurisse

    Trailer: Petite Maman

    Director Céline Sciamma (Portrait of A Lady on Fire2019) latest is a delicate, wonderfully beguiling tale about the power of memory and imagination. Following her grandmother’s death, eight-year-old Nelly (Joséphine Sanz) is helping her parents clean out her mother’s childhood home. She explores the house and the surrounding woods where her mum, used to play. After her mother suddenly leaves, Nelly befriends a girl (Gabrielle Sanz) of her own age in the woods, with whom she finds she has a remarkable amount in common.

     Realised entirely from a child’s perspective and underscored with wonderfully evocative autumnal cinematography, Sciamma gently conjures a mysterious story about childhood and loss. Weaving together an enchanting and moving depiction of love and acceptance.

    Festivals:

    Berlin International Film Festival, 2021

    Toronto International Film Festival, 2021

    New York Film Festival, 2021

    BFI London Film Festival, 2021

    Awards:

    Winner, Audience Award, Céline Sciamma, San Sebastián International Film Festival 2021

    Quotes:

    ★★★★ “…Doubles and duplicates abound in Céline Sciamma’s delightful magic-realist fable.” - Tara Brady, The Irish Times.

     ★★★★★ “..simple, elegant and very moving.” – Peter Bradshaw, The Guardian.

     


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    Hope    Håp

    Showing Tuesday 8th,March @ 8:30pm

    130 minutes, Norway, Sweden, Denmark, 2019, Cert: 15A

    Director: Maria Sødahl

    Language: Norwegian / Swedish / English

    Cast: Andrea Bræin Hovig, Stellan Skarsgård, Elli Rhiannon Müller Osborne

    Trailer: Hope (Hap)

    Featuring an outstanding cast, HOPE is the stunning new film from acclaimed director Maria Sødahl. Based on the Directors own personal experiences this powerful, emotional drama follow’s life partners Anja and Tomas who have slowly grown apart over the years. Distracted by their creative careers and large family of biological and step-children, their relationship has grown distant.

    When Anja receives a life-changing diagnosis their modern life breaks down and exposes neglect, resentment, grief and fear. The two are forced on a challenging, hopeful journey in which they re-discover themselves and each other.

    With a visceral, astoundingly raw performance from Andrea Bræin Hovig as the bewildered, frenetic Anja, Hope is a real and surprisingly, wonderful love story. 

    Festivals:

    Dublin International Film Festival 2021

    Berlin International Film Festival 2020

    Toronto International Film Festival 2019

     Awards:

    Winner - Label Europa Cinemas; Berlin International Film Festival 2020

    Quotes:

    ‘’…it’s the integrity of the performances by Hovig and Skarsgard that keeps the classy drama so engrossing, with the director making neither character entirely saint or sinner but giving them both infinite shadings in between.”

    David Rooney, The Hollywood Reporter

    ‘’Maria Sødahl’s considers the extreme emotions provoked by a medical emergency with an impressive force of clarity’’

    - Derek Smith, Slant Magazine

      


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    C’mon C’mon

    Showing Tuesday 15th,March @ 8:30pm

    109 minutes, USA, 2021, Cert: 15A

    Director: Mike Mills

    Language: English

    Cast: Joaquin Phoenix , Gaby Hoffmann, Woody Norman

    Trailer: C'Mon C'mom

    Johnny (Joaquin Phoenix) is a good-natured radio journalist, estranged from his sister and suffering from emotional arrested development. Working on a project that keeps him on the road, he travels across the U.S. interviewing children about their hopes and fears for the future.Due to an extreme personal crisis his sister, Viv (Gaby Hoffmann), asks him to look after her 8-year-old son, Jesse (Woody Norman).Johnny and his youngnephew are thrown together, forging a a delicate but transformative relationship, as they set out on a journey from Los Angeles to New York to New Orleans. This is a delicate, moving story from writer-director Mike Mills about family dynamics, the connections between us all and the past and the future.

     Festivals:

    Telluride Film Festival 2021

    New York Film Festival 2021

     Quotes:

    ‘’★★★★ Phoenix is as understated as his Joker was large;he has to be to keep pace with Norman’s subtle performance. Cinematographer Robbie Ryan’s lush monochrome photography brings an authentic gloss to material that explores intergenerational bonding without manufacturing anything like a Hollywood ending…heartfelt… ‘’

    - Tara Brady, The Irish Times

    ‘’Going into C’mon C’mon, you may think you know exactly what it’s going to be. Coming out, you’ll probably see that you were mostly right, but that you also got a million little firefly flashes of feeling you weren’t expecting. And that right there is the Mike Mills touch’’- Stephanie Zacharek, Time Magazine


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    The Souvenir Part 11

    Showing Tuesday 22nd,March @ 8:30pm

    107 Minutes, United Kingdom 2022 Cert: 15A

    Director: Joanna Hogg

    Language: English

    Cast: Tilda Swinton, Honoe Swinton Byrne, James Spencer Ashworth

    Trailer: The Souvenir Part 11

    In the aftermath of her tumultuous relationship with a charismatic and manipulative older man, Julie (Honor Swinton Byrne) begins to untangle her fraught love for him in making her graduation film, sorting fact from his elaborately constructed fiction. Joanna Hogg’s shimmering story of first love and a young woman’s formative years, The Souvenir Part II is a portrait of the artist that transcends the halting particulars of everyday life — a singular, alchemic mix of memoir and fantasy. With an outstanding cast that also includes Richard Ayoade, Charlie Heaton, Joe Alwyn and Tilda Swinton, the critically acclaimed sequel to The Souvenir is a truly unmissable cinematic event. 



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    Belle

    Showing Tuesday 29th, March @ 8:30pm

    121 Minutes,  Cert:PG

    Director: Mamoru Hosoda

    Language: Japanese

    Cast: Kylie McNeill; Manny Jacinto; Hunter Schafer

    Trailer: Belle

    Suzu is a 17-year-old high school student living in a rural village with her father. For years, she has only been a shadow of herself. One day, she enters “U,” a virtual world of 5 billion members on the internet. There, she is not Suzu anymore but Belle, a world-famous singer. She soon meets with a mysterious creature. Together, they embark on a journey of adventures, challenges and love, in their quest of becoming who they truly are.

     The film comes from Studio Chizu and Mamoru Hosoda, the Academy Award nominated director of Wolf Children and Mirai. 



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    Parallel Mothers

    Showing Tuesday 5th, April @ 8:30pm

    122 Minutes, Spain, 2019, Cert:15A

    Director: Pedro Almodóvar

    Language: Spanish

    Cast: Penélope Cruz, Rossy de Palma Julieta Serrano Milena Smit, Aitana Sánchez-Gijón and Israel Elejalde

    Trailer: Parallel Mothers

    Two women, Janis and Ana, meet in a hospital where they are about to give birth. Both are single and became pregnant by accident. Janis, middle-aged, has no regrets and is exultant. The other, Ana, an adolescent, is scared and repentant. Janis tries to encourage her as they move like sleepwalkers through the hospital corridors. The few words they exchange in these hours will create a very close link between them, which by chance will develop and complicate, changing their lives in a decisive way.