Sligo Film Society continues it’s Autumn/Winter programme weekly on Thursdays at The Model and we can now unveil the final six films which complete the programme for this year.
We have more great heartwarming tales which contrast against topical dramas.
Check out the listings for the final six screenings below.
Sligo Film Society, Nov – Dec 2023
Thurs. 09 Nov: R.M.N
127mins | Romania, France, Belgium, Sweden | 2022 | 15A
Director: Cristian Mungiu
Cast: Marin Grigore, Judith State, Macrina Bârlădeanu
When Matthias returns home to Transylvania, he attempts to reconnect with his family, and his former lover Csilla. Csilla helps manage the local commercial bakery, the town’s sole remaining employment hub. When the owners bring in two workers from Sri Lanka to fill staffing gaps, the local residents’ xenophobic beliefs reawaken – leading to a series of violent confrontations.
Watch R.M.N. trailer
Thurs. 16 Nov: Love According to Dalva
83 mins | France | 2022 | 15A
Director: Emmanuelle Nicot
Cast: Zelda Samson, Alexis Manenti, Fanta Guirassy
After her abusive father is arrested,12-year-old Dalva is taken into care. As she acts more like an adult than a child, Dalva’s social workers and new roommates find it difficult to connect with her. Gradually with their help, she accepts that her relationship with her father was not normal, allowing her to finally experience the joys of childhood she was previously denied.
Watch Love According to Dalva Trailer
Thurs. 23 Nov: The Eight Mountains
147 mins | Italy, Belguim, France | 2022 | 15A
Director: Felix van Groeningen, Charlotte Vandermeersch
Cast: Luca Marinelli, Alessandro Borghi
Over one summer in a remote village in the Italian Alps, 12-year-old city boy Pietro meets and befriends Bruno, the only remaining local child.
The strong bond that the pair form becomes a close friendship that will last over the future decades, with the two returning to the mountains every summer to reconnect, no matter how their lives are unfolding.
Watch The Eight Mountains trailer
Thurs 30 Nov: Return to Seoul
119 mins | Cambodia, France, Germany, South Korea | 2022 | 15A
Director: Davy Chou
Cast: Park Ji-min, Oh Kwang-rok, Guka Han
Born in Korea but raised by her adoptive parents in France, 25-year-old Freddie is at an uncertain time in her life when she impulsively travels to her birth country. She discovers there’s an agency that works to connect adopted children with their biological parents. Mere days later, Freddie meets her birth father. However, she quickly discovers her own crisis of identity won’t be so easily resolved…
Watch Return to Seoul Trailer
Thurs. 7 Dec: Typist, Artist, Pirate King
108 mins | United Kingdom | 2022 | 15A
Director: Carol Morley
Cast: Monica Dolan, Kelly Macdonald, Gina McKee
Directed and written by acclaimed British auteur Carol Morley, this film shines a light on an obscure female outsider artist through an imagined road trip across a modern yet quasi-mythic England.
Watch Typist, Artist Pirate King Trailer
Thurs. 14 Dec: Past Lives
105 mins | USA | 2023 | 12A
Director: Celine Song
Cast: Greta Lee, Teo Yoo, John Magaro
Nora and Hae Sung, classmates at primary school in Seoul, have their deep friendship ended abruptly when Nora’s family emigrates.
Two decades later, they meet in New York and over one week address notions of chance and circumstance and the choices people make that create a life.
Past Lives is an authentically beautiful romantic debut feature from playwright Celine Song.
Watch Past Lives Trair