First look at the 2024 Spring Season

We might be drawing our Autumn/Winter season to a close tonight and bidding you all good tidings for the holiday season but we already have one eye on 2024.

Here’s a glimpse at some of the titles you can expect to see in our Spring season. More details to follow.

Check out the listings for the first eight screenings below.

Sligo Film Society, Jan – Mar 2024

Fallen Leaves
(written and directed by Aki Kaurismäki)
Ansa, a single woman, lives and works in a supermarket in Helsinki. One night she meets Holappa, an equally lonely and alcohol-dependent worker. Despite adversity and misunderstandings, they try to build a relationship. It won the Jury Prize in Cannes 2023.
The Old Oak
(directed by Ken Loach and written by Paul Laverty)
Pub landlord TJ Ballantyne, living in a previously thriving mining community in County Durham, struggles to hold onto his pub and keep it as the one remaining public space where people can meet in the town. Meanwhile, tensions rise when Syrian refugees are placed there, but Ballantyne strikes up a friendship with one of the refugees, Yara (Mari).
Anatomy of a Fall
The film is a gripping and enigmatic story about a writer named Sandra. Accused of killing her husband and put on trial for his death, she must face public scrutiny while defending and explaining herself to a world audience. Part true crime legal thriller and part family drama, Triet’s Palme d’Or winner is a thrilling story about perception, truth, and ambition.
May December
(Director Todd Haynes)
Twenty years after their notorious tabloid romance, a married couple buckle under the pressure when a Hollywood actress meets them to do research for a film about their past.
The Peasants
A late 19th century Polish village is a hotbed of gossip and ongoing feuds, held together by pride, tradition and a deep-rooted patriarchy. Jagna finds herself caught between the conflicting desires of the village’s richest farmer, his eldest son and other leading men of the community. Initially the film was shot with the actors, and then more than a hundred painters painted oil paintings based on the shots, which became frames in the film.
Tchaikovsky’s Wife
Antonina Miliukova is a beautiful and bright young woman, born in the aristocracy of 19th century Russia. She could have anything she'd want, and yet her only obsession is to marry Pyotr Tchaikovsky, with whom she falls in love from the very moment she hears his music. The only reason the composer will finally accept this union is to put an end to rumors about him.

20,000 Species of Bees
Eight-year-old Coco doesn’t identify with the male name Aitor she was assigned at birth. She would in fact prefer to be called Lucia. But her family, even her open-minded sculptress mother, are struggling to see Lucia for who she really is. Estibaliz Urresola Solaguren’s moving debut film approaches its young lead character’s story of self-discovery with great sensitivity and humanity.
The Taste of Things
1880s France. For over20 years skilled cook Eugénie(Juliette Binoche)has worked for gourmet chef Dodin (Benoît Magimel), with the two living under the same roof. As they reach middle-age, they can no longer deny that their professional relationship and shared passion for cooking has become something more. The Taste of Things is both a culinary and romantic delight