Announcing 2023 Spring Season – Part 1

Happy New Year from SFS!

We’re back next Thursday, Jan 12th.

The first 8 titles of the spring season have been confirmed  from January and runs from January 12th to March 2nd –  see summary below.

Looking forward to seeing you again next week!

Sligo Film Society, Jan – Mar 2023

Thurs. 12 Jan.

113 minutes, Austria, France, Germany, 2022
Director: Marie Kreutzer
Cast: Vicky Krieps, Florian Teichtmeister, Colin Morgan

Vienna 1877: Empress Elizabeth of Austria turns 40. Always famed for her beauty, Elizabeth finds herself battling between conforming as a mere “trophy” figure with a tiny waist (maintained by her tight corsets), or rebelling against expectations and pursuing the freedom she craves. Corsage is an unconventional costume drama, which presents an alternative, feminist view of this historical figure.

Thurs. 19 Jan.

102 mins. UK / USA. 2022. 15A.
Director: Charlotte Wells
Cast: Paul Mescal, Frankie Corio

11-year-old Sophie (Frankie Corio) and her father Calum (Paul Mescal) travel to a holiday resort in Turkey. As they lounge by the pool and explore the tourist sights, they record their trip on a camcorder. Twenty years later, an adult Sophie looks back on the holiday and her relationship with her father – both the fond memories and the things that have been lost forever.


Thurs. 26 Jan.


No Bears
 106 mins. Iran. 2022. 12A (IFCO rating)
Director: Jafar Panahi
Cast: Jafar Panahi, Naser Hashemi, Reza Heydari, Mina Kavani

Director Jafar Panahi (playing a version of himself) is remotely directing a film from an Iranian village near the border with Turkey. As he grapples with pressure from his crew to sneak across the border, Panahi becomes unwittingly embroiled in a local dispute over a supposedly incriminating photograph he may have taken. No Bears is a humorous yet urgent film, completed shortly before Iranian authorities jailed Panahi for six years.

Thurs. 2 Feb.


87 minutes, UK, 2022, CLUB
Director: Alejandro Loayza Grisi
Cast: Santos Choque, José Calcina, Luisa Quispe

Utama, ‘our home’ in Quechuan dialect, is a beautifully observed film set in the Bolivian highlands, during an uncommonly long drought. Faced with the erosion of their land and way of life, an elderly couple must choose to either endure or leave for the city. Profoundly elegant, Utama distinctly captures the plight of communities deeply affected by the climate crisis.


Thurs. 9 Feb.


Title: Aisha
94 mins. Ireland / UK / US. 2022. 12A (IFCO rating)
Director: Frank Berry
Cast: Letitia Wright, Josh O’Connor, Lorcan Cranitch, Denis Conway

Aisha Osagie is a young woman who fled Nigeria after members of her family were killed. Ending up in Ireland, she is placed in the direct provision system. She tries her best to eke out a living as she seeks asylum. In one accommodation centre, she befriends local security guard Conor. But as the two grow closer, Aisha struggles with the increasing precariousness of her life in Ireland.

Thurs. 16 Feb.

The Rose Maker
95 mins. France. 2020.
Director: Pierre Pinaud
Cast: Catherine Frot, Melan Omerta, Fatsah Bouyahmed, Olivia Côte

Eve was once a champion rose grower, but after years without a big success her business is on the verge of collapse. She reluctantly starts to consider selling to a successful competitor. In a last-ditch effort to save their livelihoods, Eve’s secretary Rosa brings on three inexperienced workers to help out. Despite her initial hostility to the idea, the new arrivals soon inspire Eve to give rose-designing one last shot…
This screening is presented with the support of the French Embassy and the Institut Français


Thurs. 23 Feb.


120 minutes, Spain, Italy, 2022.
Director: Carla Simón
Cast: Jordan Pujol Dolcet, Anna Otin, Xènia Roset, Albert Bosch

For over eighty years the Solé family has farmed in Alcarràs, a small village in Spain’s Catalonia region. But as they prepare to spend the summer picking this year’s crop of peaches, they find themselves facing eviction and an uncertain future. Carla Simón’s follow-up to her stunning debut Summer 1993 won the top prize at the 2022 Berlin Film Festival.

Thurs. 2 Mar.

The Ordinaries
120 minutes, Germany, 2022
Director: Sophie Linnenbaum
Cast: Fine Sendel, Jule Böwe, Henning Peker, Noah Tinwa, Sira Faal, Denise M’Baye

In association with the Dublin International Film Festival, access>CINEMA is delighted to bring the
film The Ordinaries to a number of venues outside of Dublin as part of this annual Festival Film Tour. Have you ever felt like a supporting character in your own life? Sophie Linnenbaum’s daring and original film imagines what it would be like if you really were one. It tells of Paula – a supporting character in a movie – who dreams of having her own storyline by attending Main Character School and becoming a lead.
A clever satire about identity and exclusion, The Ordinaries sees a woman battling these themes playfully in a filmic meta world.

The Ordinaries will tour to venues outside Dublin during the Festival, in association with access:Cinema, and with the support of the Arts Council.