Upcoming screenings: Poor Things and The Zone of Interest

Sligo Film Society are delighted to announce that the critically-acclaimed films Poor Things and The Zone of Interest will screen during our next programme at The Model.

While the remainder of our Spring season is still undergoing the final touches, audiences can mark in their diaries the following dates:

14th March – Poor Things

21st March – The Zone of Interest

While both films are vastly different in topic, tone and style they each share an uncompromising commitment to inventive and fearless filmmaking.

Wildly imaginative and exhilaratingly over the top, Poor Things is a bizarre, brilliant tour de force for director Yorgos Lanthimos and star Emma Stone. Co-produced by Dublin-based Element Pictures and loosely adapted from Alasdair Gray’s novel of the same name, it premiered at at the 80th Venice International Film Festival in September 2023, where it won the Golden Lion.

Poor Things is the incredible tale and fantastical evolution of Bella Baxter (Stone), a young woman brought back to life by the brilliant and unorthodox scientist Dr. Godwin Baxter (Willem Dafoe).  Free from the prejudices of her times, Bella grows steadfast in her purpose to stand for equality and liberation. 


The Zone of Interest is the chilling portrait of the real-life Höss family: Rudolf Höss (Christian Friedel), a longtime Nazi and S.S. member who was one of the commandants of Auschwitz; his wife, Hedwig (Sandra Hüller), nicknamed Hedy; and their three daughters and two sons, ranging from an adolescent to an infant.

The film coldly follows the family’s domestic life as they strive to build a dream life for their themselves in a house and garden next to the camp. Filmed on location near the original and derelict former residence of the Höss family which was situated just outside the perimeter of the the Aushwitz extermination camp.

Ten years in the making, The Zone of Interest is director Jonathan Glazer’s fourth feature, for which he won the Grand Prix and FIPRESCI Prize at Cannes 2023. The film holds the distinction of being nominated for both the Best Picture and Best International Picture at this years Oscars.

We hope you can join us for both these screenings of two essential and unforgettable films.