We’re thrilled to share our lineup of fun, light-hearted – and some darkly comic – films showing at the 68th Festival this November.
From a biographical sports story about an infamously terrible American Samoa soccer team, starring Michael Fassbender, to a delightful treat from the master of Finnish dark comedies, there will be plenty of films to tickle your funny bone. Get your popcorn ready and prepare for a feel-good cinema experience at Cork International Film Festival.
Yorgos Lanthimos (The Favourite, CIFF2018) expands his gloriously bizarre vision with this incredible tale about the fantastical evolution of Bella Baxter (a hilarious performance by Emma Stone). Produced by Ireland’s award-winning Element Pictures and courtesy of Searchlight Pictures. Almost sold out – book now before you miss out. (7.30pm, Thu 9th Nov, Cork Opera House)
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Michael Fassbender stars as Dutch coach Thomas Rogern who tries to turn the American Samoan soccer team from losers into winners in this biographical sports comedy drama directed by Taika Watiti (Jojo Rabbit CIFF2019). (8pm, Mon 13th Nov, The Everyman)
Yet another delightful treat from the master of Finnish dark comedies, this is a story of two solitary people from Helsinki fighting against loneliness. (8.30pm, Sun 12th Nov, The Everyman)
Shortlisted for the 2024 LUX Audience Award. Screening as a part of Super Cine Saturday.
Set in 1970s America, this warm comedy-drama by Alexander Payne plays out on the campus of a New England prep school where a grumpy professor spends Christmas babysitting a group of students, starring Paul Giamatti. (6pm, Sun 26th Nov, Triskel)
Two bank representatives travel the deserts of Morocco to recover loan payments from poor villagers in the form of goats and carpets in this road-movie comedy from Faouzi Bensaïdi that blends humour and mysticism. (12.30pm, Sat 18th Nov, Triskel)
Three kids embark on a quest to unlock the parental controls on their games console in this adventure tale for grown-ups everywhere. Directed by Weston Razooli. (5.30pm, Sun 19th Nov, Triskel)
A series of vignettes situated in an apartment in Vilnius conceives a charming portrayal of the complexities of desire and love. Directed by by Tomas Vengris with an international cast, including Conversations with Friends Cork actor Alison Oliver (8pm, Sat 18th Nov, The Everyman)
Directed by David Pujol, in 1970s Spain, talented chef Fernando arrives at ‘The Surreal’ beach bar, Cadaqués, home to artist Salvador Dalí – and their paths cross to create a new culinary genius. Deliciously fun! (5pm, Fri 10th Nov, The Everyman)
Followed by: a local, seasonal, after hours pop-up supper at The Farmgate Café, English Market.
A delightful comedy from Frauke Finsterwalder about a relationship between Empress Sisi and her new lady-in-waiting Countess Irma. Set on Corfu, the Empress spends her summer away from the restrictions of the Austrian court. (5pm, Wed 15th Nov, The Everyman)
A black humour vision of Central Europe is a background of the darkly humorous story directed by Tomáš Klein about complicated relationship between father and son. (5.30pm, Fri 10th Nov, Triskel)