ARTHOUSE Autumn/Winter 2021
Perfumes Les parfums
Showing Tuesday 2nd, November @ 8:15pm
100 Minutes, France, 2019, Cert: TBA
Director: Grégory Magne
Cast: Emmanuelle Devos, Grégory Montel, Zelie Rixhon
Trailer: PERFUMES TRAILER
Guillaume is a divorced, private chauffeur, desperately trying to make ends meet so that he can afford a larger apartment, in the hopes of winning joint custody of his daughter. He is assigned a demanding new client, Anne, a once-famous professional “nose” in the world of perfume design.
When Guillaume proves himself to be no pushover in the face of Anne’s normal diva-like behaviour, she begins to soften towards him and this odd couple’s initial fractious meetings quickly develop into a mutual respect. Can Guillaume help Anne overcome her own anxieties and relaunch her career?
Featuring winning performances from the always reliable Devos and Call My Agent!’s Montel, this French comedy-drama is charming, elegant and refreshing.
Edinburgh International Film Festival 2020
French Film Festival UK 2020
“★ ★ ★ ★ What really sets Perfumes apart, however, is the creative friction between two excellent actors. … Montel is perfect at frazzle-haired confusion and sat-upon pathos. An ornament of her industry for 25 years, Devos once again shows an ability to work fragility in with domineering standoffishness. The two work together like a dream.” - Donald Clarke, The Irish Times
“★ ★ ★ ★ Gregory Magne's French comedy-drama is quietly delightful.” - Ed Potton, The Times UK
The Collini Case Der Fall Collini
Showing Tuesday 9th,November @ 8:15pm
123 Minutes, Germany, 2019, Cert: TBA
Director: Marco Kreuzpaintner
Language: German / Italian / Latin
Cast: Elyas M'Barek, Alexandra Maria Lara, Heiner Lauterbach,
Trailer: THE COLLINI CASE TRAILER
2001, Fabrizio Collini (Franco Nero), a retired Italian worker, who had been living in Germany for 35 years, kills an elderly wealthy industrialist well known throughout the country. Collini's defense has been assigned to a public defender, the young lawyer Caspar Leinen (Elayas M'Barek), at his first major trial. However, Caspar had been a protegee of the murdered person, who he considered as a kind of father.
Riders of Justice Retfærdighedens ryttere
Showing Tuesday 16th,November @ 8:15PM
116 Minutes, Denmark, Sweden, Finland, 2020, Cert: 16
Director: Anders Thomas Jensen
Language: Danish / Arabic
Cast: Mads Mikkelsen, Nikolaj Lie Kaas, Andrea Heick Gadeberg,
Trailer: RISE OF JUSTICE TRAILER
Markus (Mads Mikkelsen) returns home to care for his daughter when his wife dies in a tragic train accident. However, when a survivor of the wreck surfaces and claims foul play, Markus suspects his wife was murdered and embarks on a mission to find those responsible.
Showing Tuesday 23rd,November @ 8:15pm
90 Minutes, Ireland, 2020, Cert: 12A
Director: Tom Sullivan
Language: Irish Gaelic / English
Cast: Dónall Ó Héalai, Saise Ní Chuinn, Dara Devaney,
Trailer: Arracht Trailer
1845. The Great Hunger begins. Colmán Sharkey (Dónall Ó Héalai) is a fisherman living on the shores of Connemara.
In an attempt to advocate for his starving community, Colmán visits his Landlord (Michael McElhatton) to plead for clemency in the face of continued tax hikes.
After a violent altercation forces him on the run, he fleas to an island cave, living in isolation for many years.
Starving, grieving, on the verge of giving up he meets Kitty, a sick young girl (Saise Ní Chuinn) and a life-saving friendship develops.
He teaches Kitty to fish and they find a way to live together. But the past is never far and a ruthless bounty hunter is continues to search for Colmán Sharkey…
Dublin International Film Festival 2020
Glasgow Film Festival 2020
Winner - Discovery Award, Actor, Dónall Ó Héalai: Dublin International Film Festival 2020
Winner - Best Irish Film Joanna Scanlan: Dublin Film Critics Award, Dublin International Film Festival 2020
Winner - Audience Award: Glasgow Film Festival 2020
Winner - Best Sound: Irish Film and Television Awards 2020
Winner - Best Orginal Music, Kila and Macalla Teoranta: Irish Film and Television Awards 2020
‘’★★★★ Featuring beautifully balanced compositions by the cinematographer Kate McCullough – putting shape on chaos…A powerful Irish film claims its place in a great tradition‘’
‘’A striking feature debut…this tough little drama/thriller benefits from an unusual setting and a flinty approach.’’
Showing Tuesday 30th, November @ 8:15pm
92 Minutes, United Kingdom, United States, 2021, Cert: 15A
Director: Michael Sarnoski
Cast: Nicolas Cage, Alex Wolff, Adam Arkin
Trailer: PIG TRAILER
Nicolas Cage stars in this highly anticipated new thriller alongside Alex Wolff ( HEREDITARY) and Adam Arkin (SONS OF ANARCHY).
A reclusive truffle hunter (Cage) who lives alone in the wilderness must return to his past in Portland in search of his beloved foraging pig after she is kidnapped.
Invisible Life A Vida Invisível
Showing Tuesday 7th, December @ 8:15pm
139 Minutes, Brazil, Germany, 2019, Cert:TBC
Director: Karim Aïnouz
Language: Portuguese / Greek
Cast: Julia Stockler, Carol Duarte, Flávia Gusmão,
Trailer: INVISIBLE LIFE TRAILER
Rio de Janeiro, 1950. Eurídice, 18, and Guida, 20, are two inseparable sisters living at home with their conservative parents. Although immersed in a traditional life, each one nourishes a dream: Eurídice of becoming a renowned pianist, Guida of finding true love.
In a dramatic turn, they are separated by their father and forced to live apart. They take control of their separate destinies, while never giving up hope of finding each other.
Winner of the Un Certain Regard prize at Cannes Film Festival 2019.
Brazil's entry for the Oscars 2020 International Film.
I'm Your Man Ich bin dein Mensch
Showing Tuesday 14th, December @ 8:15pm
108 Minutes, Germany, 2021, Cert:TBC
Director: Maria Schrader
Cast: Maren Eggert, Dan Stevens, Sandra Hüller,
Trailer: I'M YOUR MAN TRAILER
Alma is a scientist at Berlin’s famous Pergamon Museum. In an attempt to secure funding for her latest research, she reluctantly agrees to evaluate a new line of humanoid cyborgs. But Alma has taken on more than she bargained for – the process requires her to live for three weeks with Tom, a robot programmed to be her ideal life partner!
Actress-turned-director Maria Schrader has crafted a playful comedy, which cleverly explores themes of love, relationships, humanity and identity. Featuring outstanding performances from Maren Eggert, who won the Silver Bear Prize at this year’s Berlin Film Festival for her role, and a surprising Dan Stevens (Downton Abbey) speaking fluent German, I’m Your Man is an unlikely, but thoroughly enjoyable sci-fi rom-com.
Berlin International Film Festival 2021
Toronto International Film Festival 2021
Winner - Silver Bear for Best Leading Performance, Berlin International Film Festival 2021
★ ★ ★ ★ “The film makes you think but has a light touch and lots of humour.”
- Áine O’Connor, The Sunday Independent
★ ★ ★ ★ “There’s unexpected depth to this smart, Berlin-set relationship comedy.”
- Wendy Ide, The Observer