Tomorrow is the last day of the 67th Cork International Film Festival and there’s still time to catch Gala screenings, family films and an homage to a legendary filmmaker.
Read on to discover programme highlights for Sunday, 20th November, including our not-to-be-missed Family Gala: Roald Dahl’s Matilda the Musical, a great selection of Cork-themed shorts in IFI Local Films for Local People, and our Closing Gala: Sam Mendes’ beautiful celebration of cinema in Empire of Light. What better way to round off this year’s Festival.
Don’t forget, you can also watch brilliant films at home with our Online Programme, available until 11.59pm on Sunday 20th November.
ROALD DAHL’S MATILDA THE MUSICAL
Adapted from the Tony and Olivier award-winning musical, Matilda Wormwood (Alisha Weir) is a little girl with big curiosity, a sharp mind and a vivid imagination – and the worst parents in the world. Although her parents (Andrea Riseborough and Stephen Graham) enjoy trashy TV and dodgy money-making schemes, she enjoys losing herself in books and thinking up cheeky rebellions.
Upon meeting Miss Honey (Lashana Lynch), Matilda begins to create fantastical tales of her own. Taking a stand against her parents and head teacher Miss Trunchbull (Emma Thompson), Matilda changes the course of her life in a remarkable way.
Actor Alisha Weir, who plays Matilda, will be in attendance to introduce the screening.
The Everyman – Sun 20 – 13:30
CLOSING GALA: EMPIRE OF LIGHT
Empire of Light, set in a seaside town in the early 1980s, is a powerful and poignant story about human connection and the magic of cinema, directed by Academy Award®-winner Sam Mendes. With outstanding, unforgettable performances from Academy Award®-winning actors Olivia Colman and Colin Firth, Golden Globes Award®-nominated Toby Jones, and BAFTA® award-winning Micheal Ward, there is no better way to round off this year’s Festival than with this beautiful celebration of cinema.
“The ‘love letter to the movies’ genre is revived in this poignant, wonderfully acted drama about love, life and films” The Guardian
“It’s an achingly lovely film—the best Mendes has yet made.” Vanity Fair
Our Features Awards winners for 2022 – Gradam Spiorad ne Féile (Spirit of the Festival Award, sponsored by Gate Cinema); Gradam ne Féile do Scannáin Faisnéise (Award for Cinematic Documentary); and CIFF Youth Jury Award – will be announced as part of the Closing Gala.
The Everyman – Sun 20 – 17:30
Souleymane Cissé’s Yeelen (brightness or light in Bambara language) is a Malian classic of 1987 that has arguably been one of his most influential films. Imaginatively based upon African myths, it follows a young man who is trying to find allies to fight a powerful wizard…his own father.
In 1987, Cissé opened Cork International Film Festival with Yeelen, and this year, our International Feature Documentary programme will feature a documentary about him.
Gate Cinema – Sun 20 – 14:30
Cork-themed treasures from collections in the IFI Irish Film Archive, introduced by Sunniva O’Flynn, IFI Head of Irish Film Programming.
THE HEBREW LESSON Wolf Mankowitz | Ireland | 1972 | 30 mins
Originally screened at CIFF in 1972, set in the War of Independence when an IRA man encounters an elderly Jew at prayer in a synagogue
DUHALLOW HOME Colin Hill | Ireland | 1973 | 30 mins
A young woman returns to Ireland after a broken affair and is haunted by a terrifying memory. The film premiered at CIFF in 1973
Triskel – Sun 20 – 14:30
Werner Herzog’s extraordinary film career is chronicled by director, writer and journalist Thomas von Steinaecker, including Fitzcarraldo and unforgettable documentaries like Grizzly Man and Into the Inferno.
Among the classic stories told in the film is the love-hate relationship he had with actor Klaus Kinski and his pilgrimage to Paris. Furthermore, the film features interviews with directors, actors, friends, and family, as well as people who worked alongside and were inspired by Herzog. An appropriate homage to this important filmmaker on his 80th birthday.
Gate Cinema – Sun 20 – 12:00
FRI 18th – SUN 20th NOV
We’re delighted to offer a programme of film highlights online nationwide until 11.59pm, Sunday 20th November. Our digital programme comprises a selection of features and shorts that screened in cinema in the Festival, giving you a second chance to catch them (ROI only). They also include our award-winning short films for the 67th CIFF, definitely not to be missed!
Just like cinema screenings, online screenings have limited capacity so we recommend pre-booking.
image: 67th CIFF Grand Prix Documentary Short Award Winner Haulout, available in the International Shorts: Online Selection
CORK FILM TRAIL
Last chance! Don’t miss these incredible film costumes 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.
The stunning costumes from the Irish Costume Archive Project include costume designer Sandy Powell’s lavish creation for Olivia Colman’s character Queen Anne in The Favourite (pictured above left) at The River Lee Hotel, and the sparkling suit designed by costume designer Maggie Donnelly and worn by Richard Dormer as Terri Hooley in the biopic Good Vibrations at The Gate Cinema. Discover Cillian Murphy’s costume from The Wind That Shakes The Barley in Singer’s Corner with Paul Mescal’s and Daisy Edgar-Jones’ instantly recognisable outfits from the hit series in The Metropole Hotel.
On your phone? Follow the tour here 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.
JOIN US AT OUR FESTIVAL CLUB IN THE PAVILION
Soak up the Festival atmosphere and enjoy our refreshing, specially made Festival Cocktail ‘Guilty Pleasure’, 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.