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CIFF Film Club: ‘Solo’ + Q&A

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  • Tickets: €10 each or €40 for a Season Pass to all 5 CIFF Film Club Screenings
  • Date: Tue, 16th Jun 2020
  • Time: 19:00 - 21:15
  • Duration: 84 mins + Q&A

CIFF Film Club

We’ve teamed up with The Gate Cinemas to bring you a new home cinema Festival experience, the CIFF Film Club. As Ireland’s first and largest film festival, CIFF presents premieres of the latest Irish and international films in Cork and champions the magic of the shared cinematic experience. After 65 years, we’re still innovating and reimagining new ways to bring you the best cultural films and a Festival experience. The CIFF Film Club offers film lovers a new way to enjoy a curated programme of Festival films on our new online platform, powered by Eventive, with a final homecoming screening back in The Gate Cinema Cork City on August 11th. CIFF Film Club offers a specially selected summer series of fortnightly screenings of new Irish and international features, documentaries and classics, with exclusive interviews and Q&As with filmmakers.

Tickets are €10 each or €40 for a Season Pass to all 5 screenings.  CIFF Friends 2019 can avail of a 20% discount. Sign up for your CIFF2020 Friend Membership to receive complimentary access to all CIFF Film Club screenings!



Martín Perino is a young Argentinian piano virtuoso and composer. He is also a patient of El Borda, the largest and most controversial psychiatric hospital in Latin America. A child prodigy and the most promising talent of his generation, Martin is now trying to find a way to overcome his illness, drawing strength from his own fragility, to perform his latest composition. ‘Solo’ is the first feature documentary by French director Artemio Benki. Garnering festival awards since its premiere last year, it was most recently awarded the New Talent Award at DocsBarcelona.

This screening will be followed by a Q&A with CIFF Director of Programming Anna Kopecká, ‘Solo’ Producer Petra Oplatkova, Co-Producer Arash T. Riahi and David Keegan, Co-Founder and CEO of First Fortnight, a charity which challenges mental health prejudice through arts and cultural action.

Director: Artemio Benki

Year: 2019

Duration: 84 mins + Q&A

Country: Argentina, Czech Republic, France and Austria

Category: International Documentary


Tickets: €10 each or €40 for a Season Pass to all 5 CIFF Film Club Screenings

Catch up: If you miss the screening + Q&A from 7pm, don’t worry – they will be available on the platform for 24 hours.