The Irish Film Institute in association with Cork Film Festival presents:
The Cohens and Kellys
Harry A. Pollard | 1926 | 108mins Silent Film with Live Music SAT 18 | 1730 | TRISKEL
Cork Film Festival, in partnership with the IFI, is delighted to present The Cohens and Kellys (1926). This lively ethnic comedy of feuding Irish and Jewish families in 1920s New York is filled with stock characters played with great comic flair –the hard-working Jewish storekeeper (George Sidney), his anxious wife (Vera Gordon), the pugnacious Irish cop (Charlie Murray),and his feisty but warm-hearted wife (Cork-born Kate Price). Multiaward-winning accordionist Dermot Dunne and saxophonist Nick Roth, Artistic Director of the Yurodny Ensemble,will accompany the film with a score drawing lavishly on Irish and Jewish folk music traditions.
Event generously supported by Cork Film Festival Friends.
European Parliament LUX Film Prize
Since 2007, the European Parliament LUX FILM PRIZE casts an annual spotlight on films that go to the heart of European public debate. The Parliament believes that cinema can be an ideal vehicle for debate and reflection on Europe and its future. The films selected for the LUX FILM PRIZE competition help to air different views on some of the main social and political issues of the day and, as such, contribute to building a stronger European identity. They help celebrate the universal reach of European values, illustrate the diversity of European traditions and shed light on the process of European integration. The LUX FILM PRIZE has become a quality label backing European film productions. Its winning films have become hits within the EU and beyond. It has helped publicise films that might have otherwise been seen and discovered by few people and has put the spotlight on urgent topical issues.