We are delighted to unveil the final films in our Spring season… well mostly. In what is now a common post-pandemic feature of programming, we break down our season into two parts so as to take advantage of the latest releases as they become available to us. However at the time of publishing, we are awaiting further information on two titles.
To see what to expect for the remainder of our screenings which will bring us up to Easter, read on!
It’s been a joy to see both new faces and returning stalwarts in the audience these past weeks, we do hope you’ll continue to join us as we have some big hitters coming your way…
Sligo Film Society, Mar – Apr 2023
Thurs. 9 Mar.
88 mins | Poland, Italy, United Kingdom | 2022 | 15A
Director: Jerzy Skolimowski
Cast: Isabelle Huppert, Sandra Drzymalska, Mateusz Kościukiewicz, Lorenzo Zurzolo
EO is a grey donkey, living in a travelling circus where he performs alongside his beloved owner Sandra. But when circumstances outside of his control separate him from his mistress and the only life he has ever known, EO begins an adventurous journey through the modern European countryside. Along the way he has many encounters and experiences …
Thurs. 16 Mar.
157 mins | USA | 2022 | 15A
Director: Todd Field
Cast: Cate Blanchett, Nina Hoss, Noémie Merlant, Sophie Kauer, Mark Strong
Composer and conductor Lydia Tár (Cate Blanchett) is a classical music superstar. Her acclaimed run as chief conductor of the Berlin Philharmonic is about to reach its crescendo with a performance of Mahler’s Fifth Symphony. But Tár also has a history of abusing her power. As investigations into Tár’s past behaviour begin, her professional and personal lives start spiralling out of control.
Thurs. 23 Mar.
117 mins | Germany, Denmark, France, Sweden | 2022 | 16
Director: Ali Abbasi
Cast: Zar Amir-Ebrahimi, Mehdi Bajestani, Arash Ashtiani, Forouzan Jamshidnejad
In the Iranian city of Mashhad, Saeed believes he is on a ‘holy quest’. By day, he is an unassuming family man. At night, he lures female sex workers to his apartment and murders them. As Saeed continues to escape arrest, journalist Rahimi arrives in the city. She’s determined to investigate the serial killer case, even if that means putting herself in danger.
Thurs. 30 Mar.
118 mins | Italy, France | 2022 | 15A
Director: Mario Martone
Cast: Pierfrancesco Favino; Francesco Di Leva; Tommaso Ragno
After spending 40 years between Lebanon and Egypt, entrepreneur Felice returns to his hometown of Naples, Italy. Here he meets Don Luigi, a priest who fights the Camorra and tries to give the young people a better future. Felice discovers again places and codes of the city, facing a past that eats him away.
Thurs. 6 Apr.
129 mins | South Korea | 2022 | Cert TBC
Director: Hirokazu Kore-eda
Cast: Song Kang-ho, Gang Dong-won, Lee Ji-eun, Bae Doona
After leaving her son in a Busan church’s “baby box”, young mother So-young has a change of heart. But her child has already been taken by a couple of makeshift “brokers” – Sang-hyun and Dong-soo – who try to sell babies to wealthy couples for money, and are also unknowingly under surveillance by two detectives. When So-young confronts the brokers, things take an unexpected turn, and she joins them on a road-trip to find the most suitable adoptive parents for her son.
Thurs. 13 April.
This screening will be presented as part of the Japanese Film Festival