Forget about the stormy weather and immerse yourself in world-class cinema at CIFF.
Tomorrow we have award-winning features, experimental film, Irish documentary and a folk horror tale among our broad range of features and shorts premieres, along with more special guests.
Read on for some of the highlights for tomorrow, Tuesday 15th November.
All Festival tickets and passes (including our 5 Film Cinema Pass) are on sale now.
SELLING FAST – ALCARRÁS
The gorgeous Alcarrás is not only an incredible work you can see at this year’s Cork International Film Festival, but is also Spain’s submission for the 2023 Oscars®.
This spanish drama follows the Solé family, who have been tending the peach orchard in the little traditional Catalan village of Alcarrás for generations. This large happy family is making a living from picking peaches every summer, however, the new owner decides to replace the trees with solar panels. This moving, intimate and authentic personal portrait of a tight-knit family facing an uncertain future won director Carla Simon The Golden Bear at the Berlinale in 2022.
“Sometimes the film is so unhurried that it seems like it will last forever, but — as at the end of any magical summer — it ultimately leaves you wondering where all of the time went.” IndieWire
Winner of Best Film at the Berlin International Film Festival
Winner of the Greenpeace Award at the San Sebastian International Film Festival
Gate Cinema – Tue 15 – 20:00
NOT TO BE MISSED – MARIANNE KEATING AT SIRIUS
Two of them – Meet Fire with Fire and A Beautiful Dream – explore the Irish War of Independence through archival footage. The third film, Landlessness (2017–’22), focuses on the migration of Irish indentured labourers to Jamaica (then a British colony) between 1835 and 1842.
Sirius Arts Centre, Cobh – Tue 15 – 15:00
SPECIAL GUESTS AT CIFF
Game of Truth + Q&A with Ciarán MacAirt
In the more-than 20 years since the Good Friday Agreement brought peace to Northern Ireland, the festering sores caused by state collusion still cause rancour in both communities.
The recent successful civil action by the family of Loughlin Maginn, who was shot dead in 1989 by the UDA, was a reminder as to how thorny these cases can be.
Game of Truth (Ar Lorg na Fírinne) identifies the architect of this policy and examines five such cases, some well known, others less so.
Activist Ciarán MacAirt will participate in a post-screening discussion.
Triskel – Tue 15 – 20:15
Enys Men + Q&A with Director Mark Jenkin & Mary Woodvine
Following the success of his first feature, the hand-processed 16mm, ‘fishermen-vs-blow-ins’ drama Bait, director Mark Jenkin returns to the screen with a tale that switches the social commentary for the supernatural.
It is 1973, and a wildlife volunteer (Mary Woodvine) is studying a particular flower unique to a small island off the Cornish coast, daily noting its condition with ritualistic detail, until a series of occurrences cause her to question her surroundings and her sanity. It’s Jeanne Dielman meets Nigel Kneale, and a thoroughly cerebral folk horror.
Director Mark Jenkin and actor Mary Woodvine will be in attendance at this screening and will participate in a Q&A.
Gate Cinema – Tue 15 – 20:30
Bright and a little bit stubborn, Wadjda is a 10-year-old girl living with her mother in Riyadh. She desperately wants to get a bike so that she can cycle with her best friend Abdullah. But she is a girl and girls can’t ride bikes in Saudi Arabia.
Will she manage to get the funds and support she needs to follow her dream? This heart-warming award-winning drama was a directorial debut for Haiffa al-Mansour that brought her much praise from audiences around the world.
Wadjda screens as part of our Wild Child Retrospective.
Triskel – Tue 15 – 14:00
Escalante Meza brings us into the heart of the mountains and tropical forests of Costa Rica to tell a western like story about the fight of ageing widower Domingo against unscrupulous developers.
Loner Domingo has lived in this remote misty area his whole life and now all he knows – his land and memories attached to it – are being threatened by thugs sent to the village by developers who plan to build a highway. As a real western hero Domingo decides to fight for what he believes is right.
Gate Cinema – Tue 15 – 15:00
CORK FILM TRAIL
During the Festival, take a wander through the streets of Cork City on our ever popular Cork Film Trail, which features stunning film and TV costumes across four locations: The River Lee Hotel, The Metropole Hotel, Gate Cinema and Singer’s Corner.
Fancy testing your film knowledge? Take part in our free Cork Film Trail Pub Quiz, happening this Wednesday, 16th November in Bodega from 7.30pm. You can enter as a team or join a table of like minded cinephiles, full details and booking are available here. If you can’t make the pub quiz, why not enter our Trail competition to win a hamper of goodies from CIFF and Murphy’s.
Follow the tour here on your phone and tune in to our accompanying podcasts all while soaking up the Festival atmosphere in the city and enjoying the finest hospitality Cork has to offer.
Soak up the atmosphere at our Festival Club in the beautiful, cinematic surroundings of The Pavilion, Carey’s Lane, Cork, every night during the Festival from 9.30pm. Hosted by The Pavilion and sponsored by our official Drinks Partner, Murphy’s.