Closing Night Gala: ‘The Other Lamb’
Malgorzata Szumowska’s (‘Body’, CFF 2015; ‘Mug’, CFF 2018) unsettling English-language debut ‘The Other Lamb’ is a haunting and a timely rage against patriarchy, written by fantasy author Catherine S McMullen.
Hidden away from civilisation, an all-female religious 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. Visually striking and with compelling performances by Huisman, Cassidy and Denise Gough, the film’s poetical aesthetics cast an intoxicating spell.
We are delighted to welcome Raffey Cassidy to this Irish Premiere.
Limited tickets still available.
18:00 | Sunday 17th November | The Everyman Theatre
Family Friendly Shorts
Our Family Friendly Shorts are the perfect way to entertain the young and young at heart!
Come and see 70 minutes of pure joy for all the family, with lots of characters for little ones to enjoy, including a little bird who wants to befriend two pelicans and share in the plump fish they flaunt; a forest creature’s quiet life turned upside down when her new neighbour attempts to win her affection; one little girl’s search for the thing that makes her special; an animated film that tells the story of a whale who helps other sea animals free themselves of plastic; Adelia who sees the beauty of the natural world through the lens of a child while everyone is glued to their technological devices; an enchanting tale about remembering those who are no longer with us; a wannabe mobster who loses his most prized marble to the school bully; and finally a slapstick comedy about an unhappy young girl whose life is turned upside-down when she finds a mysterious runaway with psychic powers in her back garden.
Classic Highlight: Jeanne Dielman, 23 Quai du Commerce, 1080 Bruxelles
Widely hailed as a masterpiece of modern cinema, Chantal Akerman’s ‘Jeanne Dielman, 23 quai du Commerce, 1080 Bruxelles’ follows three days in the life of widowed housewife Jeanne.
In a career-defining performance from Delphine Seyrig, Jeanne carries out her daily routine with familiarity and precision: she cleans the apartment, prepares meals for her son and has intercourse with male callers for money. Akerman takes neorealism to its extreme so that when tiny cracks begin to appear in Jeanne’s life, their disruption is altogether devastating.
12:00 | Sunday 17th November | The Gate Cinema
Best of Cork Shorts
Join us for: a mini-documentary on the Cork Cancer Care Centre and their mission to deliver ‘Blankets of Hope’ to cancer patients around Ireland; a family drama between three estranged siblings who are forced to reconnect when a tragedy occurs in their family; a daughter who, after caring for her elderly father for years, is unable to deal with his passing and begins to see him everywhere; an elderly woman who struggles after a violent break-in that has robbed her of her husband and her peace of mind; a compelling horror that explores the fragility of mental health during pregnancy; a young female patient who has escaped a psychiatric hospital in the 1970s and rings home from a telephone box but her parents are waiting for the call; an exploration of what do we see when we look at people; and finally, a lady of a certain age who is always unlucky in love.
13:00 | Sunday 17th November | The Everyman Theatre
CFF19 Awards Ceremony
Join Master of Ceremonies Dave MacArdle (Red FM) to celebrate excellence in filmmaking and to discover the winners of Cork Film Festival’s prestigious Awards.
For over 60 years Cork Film Festival has celebrated excellence in filmmaking, championing new and emerging voices, as well as established filmmakers, through its prestigious Awards. Join us this Sunday when the winners of the Cork Film Festival Awards are revealed.
Free but Ticketed – Advance Booking Advised.
16:00 | Sunday 17th November | Triskel
FINAL CHANCE to catch Festival features you may have missed, with our ‘Second Chance to See’ screenings this Sunday: