On Sale Now: Opening Night Gala Screening of the Highly-Anticipated ‘Ordinary Love’
The much-anticipated drama ‘Ordinary Love’, starring Liam Neeson and Lesley Manville, will have its Irish premiere at the 64th Cork Film Festival’s Opening Gala on Thursday, 7 November.
Lisa Barros D’Sa and Glenn Leyburn’s follow up to the celebrated ‘Good Vibrations’ (CFF 2012) is this convincing, affecting love story and it is a filmmaking masterclass on every level.
Joan (Lesley Manville) and Tom (Liam Neeson) are a long-married couple settled in their ways, enjoying brisk walks at sunset and playful bickering. Then Joan discovers a lump in her breast, which starts a chain of events that threatens to change their relationship completely. The script – by Northern Irish playwright Owen McCafferty – is smart and beautifully observed, the direction is fittingly patient and unobtrusive, while the performances by the two lead actors are impeccable.
Thursday 7 November, 19:30 | The Everyman Theatre
Limited Availability – Book Your Tickets Now
On Sale Now: Closing Night Gala ‘The Other Lamb’
Direct from its world premiere at Toronto International Film Festival, the Irish premiere of new Irish-Belgian drama, ‘The Other Lamb’, will close the 64th Cork Film Festival on Sunday November 17.
Hidden away from civilisation, an all-female cult serves its spiritual leader, a man known as Shepherd (Michiel Huisman). Selah (Raffey Cassidy) has grown into a teenager as part of this self-sufficient community, but as she approaches adulthood, pervasive doubts about her faith inspire dark, bloody visions. As the Shepherd leads his flock on a journey to find a new paradisal retreat, Selah is shocked to learn what her role in the group is to become.
Written by fantasy author Catherine S McMullen, Małgorzata Szumowska’s (‘Body’, CFF 2015; ‘Mug’, CFF 2018) unsettling English-language debut is a haunting, visionary drama and a timely rage against patriarchy.
Sunday 17 November, 18:00 | The Everyman Theatre
Limited Availability – Book Your Tickets Now
On Sale Now: ‘Illuminate’ Film & Mental Health Programme
To mark World Mental Health Day today on October 10, we unveiled our unique film and mental health programme ‘Illuminate’ which will present a series of three specially curated film and discussion events, exploring mental health and wellbeing. Presented in association with Arts + Minds, HSE Cork Mental Health Service, First Fortnight and ESB Energy for Generations Fund, our unique ‘Illuminate’ Programme includes:
‘System Crasher’: a sensitive and moving portrait of a troubled, confrontational nine-year-old. Advocates from groups including CAMHS (Child and Adolescent Mental Health Services) and EPIC (Empowering People in Care) will discuss their reactions to the film, following the screening.
‘Ernie & Joe’: a powerful vérité documentary following Texan police officers with new approaches to helping people who suffer from mental illness. Followed by panel discussion with representatives from An Garda Síochána and the HSE, led by First Fortnight.
‘The Sweet Hereafter’, a special screening of Atom Egoyan’s Oscar-nominated reflection on grief, which will be introduced by Cork filmmaker, and CFF2018 Audience Award-winner, Carmel Winters.
Save the Date: Industry Days
Save the Date for Cork Film Festival’s Industry Days:
Thursday 14 – Saturday 16 November 2019
in Partnership with
Screen Ireland, Screen Skills Ireland, and Republic of Work
Our Industry Days provide invaluable opportunities for established and emerging filmmakers to connect and to explore all aspects of working within the film sector.
First Take: Thursday 14 November / €20
First Take is a training and development event for newly established film professionals, emerging filmmakers and film & media students.
Doc Day: Friday 15 November / €30
Doc Day informs, inspires and connects established and emerging directors, producers and writers with international filmmakers and sector leaders to further understand and develop opportunities in the documentary filmmaking landscape.
Focus: Filmmaker Forum: Saturday 16 November (Free but Ticketed)
After the success of its inaugural edition in 2018, Focus: Filmmaker Forum returns with this popular series of round-table sessions, aimed at guiding participants through the entire process of making their short or feature film.
Ticket Sales Open Tuesday 15 October, 7pm at corkfilmfest.org
On Sale Now: Schools Programme in 4 Venues
Tickets: €6 Per Student. Accompanying Teachers Go Free
Cork Film Festival has expanded its partnership with The Gate Cinema, Principal Venue Partner, and the IFI Education Department to offer second level students seven specially-selected titles to support school curricula across Junior Cycle and Senior Cycle in French, German, Spanish, Geography, as well as titles suitable for Transition Year students.
All seven titles are available now to book in The Gate Cinema Cork City, Midleton and Mallow, and newly in 2019, the Regal Cinema in Youghal, from Monday 11 to Thursday 14 November.
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