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Nov 2019

Tommy

Sat 9th Nov | 21:00 - 22:51
The Gate Cinema Cork City, The Gate Cinema, North Main Street
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No director other than Ken Russell (The Devils, Altered States) could have transitioned Pete Townshend's powerful rock opera to the big screen and, even then, no one could have envisaged that Tommy would be so gloriously over the top. With The Who vocalist Roger Daltrey in the titular role as the ‘deaf, dumb and blind kid’ pinball prodigy, and featuring such unforgettable moments as Elton John in gigantic bovver boots, Ann-Margaret rolling in baked beans, and Tina Turner as the…

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Papicha

Sat 9th Nov | 21:15 - 23:01
The Gate Cinema Cork City, The Gate Cinema, North Main Street
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Algeria, the 1990s. Nedjma (Lyna Khoudri) is a typical 18-year-old student, happy when partying with her friends, passionate about clothes and fashion. As civil war consumes her country, she is determined to live a normal life. Yet as dark conservative forces are taking hold and restrictive bans are being enforced, Nedjma becomes an unlikely freedom fighter when her lifestyle, and indeed her very life, is threatened. Featuring spirited performances from Khoudri and a terrific supporting cast, Mounia Meddour’s debut feature…

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International Shorts 3: Frustrated Desires

Sun 10th Nov | 11:15 - 12:45
The Gate Cinema Cork City, The Gate Cinema, North Main Street
Cork City, Cork T12 KN88 Ireland
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From the intimate to the ideological and the global, and those things that just cramp ones style. My Generation Ludovic Houplain / France / 2018 / 8 mins This apocalyptic and hypnotic road movie represents the ensemble of digital flows we constantly deal with. A flux that we believe we can master, while it perpetually escapes. Producers: H5 (Ludovic Houplain, Federico Matarazzo, Maxime Vandenabeele), Productions 50/50 (Mirwaïs Ahmadzaï) I Am TX Ryan Darbonne / USA / 2018 / 10 mins…

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Dark Suns (Soleil Noirs)

Sun 10th Nov | 11:30 - 14:04
The Gate Cinema Cork City, The Gate Cinema, North Main Street
Cork City, Cork T12 KN88 Ireland
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Julien Elie’s harrowing, honourable and timely documentary strives to give voice to the victims of Mexico’s drug cartels. Presented in austere monochrome, Dark Suns paints a picture of a lawless state where the murders of women, journalists and students are excused or unpunished. Suggesting cross-border collusion with the USA in a number of cases, Elie draws on testimony from investigators, families of the dead, priests, lawyers and activists who are bravely pursuing truth and justice despite putting their own lives…

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Irish Shorts 2: Daughters

Sun 10th Nov | 13:00 - 14:38
The Gate Cinema Cork City, The Gate Cinema, North Main Street
Cork City, Cork T12 KN88 Ireland
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At the heart of these dramas are daughters, daughters who are resourceful, tenacious, loyal, independent, absent, departed, misunderstood… Moth Allyn Quigley / Ireland / 2019 / 14 mins Set over the course of the night, a taxi driver returns to work after the death of his daughter, only to encounter the young boy who might be responsible. Producer: Simon James Doyle Young Mother John Robert Brown / Ireland, UK / 2019 / 13 mins A lone teenage girl roams the…

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Once in Trubchevsk (Odnazhdy v Trubchevske)

Sun 10th Nov | 13:30 - 14:51
The Gate Cinema Cork City, The Gate Cinema, North Main Street
Cork City, Cork T12 KN88 Ireland

Trubchevsk is a quiet Russian backwater where nothing much happens, a place where everybody knows everybody else’s business. Yet Anna (Kristina Schneider) has managed to keep her affair with her long-distance truck driver neighbour (Egor Barinov) secret, conspiring to meet while both are working away from home. In motorway hotels, the adulterous pair plot a future together, though whether either of them can commit to facing exposure of their relationship to their families and the wider community is doubtful. Measured…

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The August Virgin (La Virgen de Agosto)

Sun 10th Nov | 15:00 - 17:09
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Cork City, Cork T12 KN88 Ireland
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A dreamy tale of quiet introspection, The August Virgin is a gorgeous and understated drama which drifts through the malaise of the oppressive heat of Madrid in August. Eva is a lost soul caught in the empty city, braving the temperature as she interacts with acquaintances old and new, pursues love interests and contemplates her transient existence. Capturing her internal life in gentle, vivid detail, the film provides delicate moments of appreciation of Eva’s place in the world, taking pleasure…

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Song Without A Name

Sun 10th Nov | 15:15 - 16:52
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Peru, the 1980s. With the country going through political crises and a state of panic created by terrorist groups, Georgina (Pamela Mendoza) is a poor young woman about to have her first child. Yet after she gives birth at a clinic, the baby is whisked away and never returned; the clinic is fake. Georgina’s desperation leads her to the national newspaper, where sympathetic young journalist Pedro (Tommy Párraga) is keen to investigate her claims. Based on real events and shot…

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Wilcox

Sun 10th Nov | 15:45 - 16:51
The Gate Cinema Cork City, The Gate Cinema, North Main Street
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Denis Côté’s wordless, often dreamlike film follows Wilcox, a young man roaming through the wilderness, quietly searching for something. Is it the need for somewhere to settle down that drives him on, or the wish to be on his own, away from civilisation and all its distractions? Using naturalistic field recordings and reflective cinematography, Côté’s film offers no answers and shares no opinions, presenting a view of the loner which is rarely seen in cinema today, free from all the…

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Take Me Somewhere Nice

Sun 10th Nov | 17:30 - 19:01
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Alma (Sara Luna Zorić) is a teenager who has grown up in the Netherlands and has a close relationship with her divorced mother. When she hears her father has been taken to hospital in Bosnia, she is curious about a man she doesn’t know in a country she is keen to explore. She determinedly sets off on a mission, roping in her petty criminal cousin Emir (Ernad Prnjavorac) and his friend Denis (Lazar Dragojević) to be guides and protectors. Acknowledging…

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Sweetness in the Belly

Sun 10th Nov | 17:45 - 19:35
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Having grown up under the guardianship of a celebrated Sufi master after being abandoned by her wayward hippie parents, Lilly (Dakota Fanning) finds herself in Ethiopia and in love during the final years of Haile Selassie's reign. As revolutionary fervour erupts in violence, she ships to England, where her status as a white woman sees her favoured before black refugees, though her devout Muslim faith means she is still regarded an outsider. She contributes to building a growing community of…

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Family Romance, LLC

Sun 10th Nov | 18:15 - 19:44
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Inspired by an article in The New Yorker about a rent-a-relative business in Japan and featuring characteristic curiosity about the eccentricities of human behaviour, Werner Herzog’s disarmingly uplifting film blends his considerable ingenuity as both a narrative and documentary filmmaker to brood on loneliness, loss, fantasy and morality. It stars Yuichi Ishii, a real-life operative for Family Romance, who is employed to present himself to 12-year-old Mahiro Tanimoto as her father, a man she has never met. Herzog depicts their…

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Premature

Sun 10th Nov | 20:00 - 21:29
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Ayanna (Zora Howard), a Harlem teenager, has finished high school and is preparing to go to art college. She wants to make the most of a summer of freedom in the city, though when the slightly older aspiring composer Isaiah (Joshua Boone) catches her eye, she falls for him hard and fast. Ayanna is caught between wanting to keep her disapproving but devoted mother happy, and asserting her independence. Evocatively depicting a New York summer, Premature is a gorgeous slice…

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The Unknown Saint (Le Miracle du Saint Inconnu)

Sun 10th Nov | 20:30 - 22:10
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In the arid desert of southern Morocco, a shifty thief (Younes Bouab) scurries up a hill, where he manages to bury a holdall just before cops arrive to arrest him. He returns after serving his time, distressed to find that a community has built up to serve pilgrims and the devout who have come to believe the spot where his loot lies is the burial place of a saint. The thief plots to retrieve his bounty, though unexpected obstacles get…

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Waiting for the Carnival (Estou Me Guardando Para Quando O Carnaval Chegar)

Sun 10th Nov | 20:45 - 22:11
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Toritama is a small town in the northeast of Brazil, part of a poor, neglected region known as the Argeste. Most of the population is self-employed producing jeans and it’s a place dominated by cramped factory units converted from domestic homes. Without union representation or much concern for working conditions, many devote long, unsociable hours to stitching and styling while looking forward to the only holiday of the year, an eight-day festival when the entire town heads to the beach.…

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Stars by the Pound

Mon 11th Nov | 10:30 - 11:55
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Lois has only one dream: becoming an astronaut. Although she’s gifted in physics, she has a big problem. Lois weighs over 200 pounds – a family trait she’s inescapably stuck with. Just when everything seems lost, Lois meets Amélie, Stannah, and Justine: three teenagers shattered, like her, by life’s tough breaks; yet ready for anything in order to leave with her for outer space. Along the way, they fight, bond and discover they’re not so different after all. It’s a…

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A Jar Full of Life

Mon 11th Nov | 11:00 - 12:29
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Marleen, a young woman in her early 20s still lives at home with her parents and has no goals or aspirations to speak of. Like a lot of people her age, she’s stuck in a rut that seems impossible to overcome. Ultimately, it takes a personal tragedy to shake her awake. Out of a sense of guilt and despair, Marleen embarks on an adventure. It’s the beginning of a storybook journey that’s just as funny as it is emotionally poignant.…

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Mike Wallace Is Here

Mon 11th Nov | 12:45 - 14:19
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While working for more than four decades on the celebrated CBS news magazine programme 60 Minutes, Mike Wallace was able to interrogate some of the most influential figures of the 20th century. He established a reputation as a journalist determined to hold the powerful to account, yet he was also a showman and his on-screen persona masked tragedy and torment in his private life. Avi Belkin’s appropriately unflinching portrait of Wallace charts the evolution of broadcast journalism and reminds us…

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Greed

Mon 11th Nov | 13:00 - 14:44
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Smarting from a calamitous appearance before a government committee, retail billionaire Sir Richard ‘Greedy’ McCreadie (Steve Coogan) turns his attention to planning lavish celebrations for his 60th birthday on the Greek island of Mykonos. Amidst gaudy super-rich trappings and tantrums, a parade of characters (including damaged family members, disaffected employees and Syrian refugees) expose the life of a man both celebrated as ‘the King of the High Street’ and deplored as ‘the unacceptable face of capitalism’. Bumbling writer Nick (David…

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What She Said: The Art of Pauline Kael

Mon 11th Nov | 13:15 - 14:50
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When Pauline Kael joined The New Yorker in 1968 her writing arguably became more influential than any producer or studio in encouraging the maverick filmmakers who defined the next decade of American cinema. Her reviews were combative and feisty, which meant that while she was adored by readers, she was often held in contempt by directors and publicists when she slated their films. Rob Garver’s captivating documentary brings Kael’s brilliant writing to life and celebrates perhaps the one true titan…

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Bellbird

Mon 11th Nov | 15:15 - 16:51
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Ross (Marshall Napier) is a third-generation dairy farmer in northern New Zealand, his taciturn, inward nature more evident when tragedy strikes his family. Recognising he is getting too old for farming, he expects his son Bruce (Cohen Holloway) to take on the land, though squeamish Bruce is more inclined to keep his job at the local dump, where he has found a knack of restoring abandoned treasures. Evocatively filmed in its rural locations, Hamish Bennett’s winning drama has wry observations…

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The Nightingale

Mon 11th Nov | 15:30 - 17:46
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Jennifer Kent follows up her terrifying debut The Babadook (2014) with a dark tale of revenge in colonial Australia. It follows Clare, a young Irish convict, as she tracks a British officer through the Tasmanian wilderness, intent on bloody and brutal retribution for the crimes that he and his men committed against her family. With astonishing, powerful performances from Ireland’s Aisling Franciosi as Clare, and newcomer Baykali Ganambarr as Aboriginal tracker Billy, The Nightingale is a tense, brooding thriller that…

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Sweetness in the Belly

Mon 11th Nov | 15:45 - 17:45
The Gate Cinema Cork City, The Gate Cinema, North Main Street
Cork City, Cork T12 KN88 Ireland
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Having grown up under the guardianship of a celebrated Sufi master after being abandoned by her wayward hippie parents, Lilly (Dakota Fanning) finds herself in Ethiopia and in love during the final years of Haile Selassie's reign. As revolutionary fervour erupts in violence, she ships to England, where her status as a white woman sees her favoured before black refugees, though her devout Muslim faith means she is still regarded an outsider. She contributes to building a growing community of…

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EUNIC Short Shorts from Europe

Mon 11th Nov | 18:00 - 19:33
The Gate Cinema Cork City, The Gate Cinema, North Main Street
Cork City, Cork T12 KN88 Ireland
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Cork Film Festival is proud to present EUNIC Short Shorts, films from the home countries of nine members of EUNIC Ireland (European Union National Institutes for Culture). Goethe-Institut presents Tutorial Dennis Todorovic / Germany / 2018 / 8 mins / Subtitled Embassy of Greece presents Fig Nicolas Kolovos / Greece / 2015 / 13 mins / Subtitled Instituto Cervantes / AECID present Una Casa En El Campo Chiqui Carabante / Spain / 2016 / 10 mins / Subtitled Istituto Italiano…

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Oleg

Mon 11th Nov | 18:15 - 20:03
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Oleg leaves his home in Latvia, his work visa acquired for a job as a butcher in a Belgian slaughterhouse. When Oleg is blamed for a workplace accident, he is left unemployed in an unfamiliar country. Faced with an uncertain future, Oleg meets Andrzej, a friendly, larger-than-life Polish wideboy, who offers Oleg a job and a place to stay. But soon it becomes apparent that Oleg’s future may not be so bright. The second feature from Juris Kursietis (Modris), Oleg…

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Bull

Mon 11th Nov | 18:30 - 20:11
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Kris (Amber Harvard) is a troubled, blank, 14-year-old girl growing up impoverished on the rural outskirts of Houston, Texas, separated from her mother who is serving time in a state penitentiary. Prone to aimless petty rebellion, Kris is forced to work for her neighbour Abe (Rob Morgan) who travels across the state trying to keep a foothold in the rodeo circuit, though he appears to be in denial about what his lifestyle is doing to his ageing body. Annie Silverstein’s…

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Marighella

Mon 11th Nov | 20:15 - 22:50
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Wagner Moura’s directorial debut is a ballsy, bloody and quite brilliant biopic focusing on the final year in the life of Carlos Marighella, the Marxist writer and guerrilla fighter who actively opposed Brazil’s ruthless military dictatorship during the 1960s. Seu Jorge delivers the acting performance of his career at the centre of this swaggering epic tale, presenting Marighella as a complex character, a doting father and affectionate comrade who eagerly takes up arms against violent oppressors. In the age of…

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Free Radicals

Mon 11th Nov | 20:45 - 22:25
The Gate Cinema Cork City, The Gate Cinema, North Main Street
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Appearance John Woodman / UK / 2019 / 8 mins Just as a tree grows from its roots in the earth towards the sky, an image seems to 'grow' very gradually from the bottom centre of the frame upwards, as the mist clears and the image reveals itself, presenting a reflexive and phenomenological encounter for the viewer. Producer: John Woodman Two Vasilios Papaioannu / USA / 2018 / 8 mins / Subtitled / Colour and Black & White The conversation—between…

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Citizen K

Mon 11th Nov | 21:00 - 23:05
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Mikhail Khodorkovsky was once believed to be the wealthiest man in Russia. He came to prominence in the 1990s – the era of the oligarch – when he was one of a gang of opportunists exploiting the chaos of the transition from Communism to become extremely rich. Political influence followed, but so did corruption allegations and enmity, Vladimir Putin eventually ensuring that Khodorkovsky would spend years in prison. Oscar-winning documentarian Alex Gibney interrogates Khodorkovsky, as well as some of his…

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A Colony

Tue 12th Nov | 10:30 - 12:12
The Gate Cinema Cork City, The Gate Cinema, North Main Street
Cork City, Cork T12 KN88 Ireland
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SCHOOL SCREENING This year’s French-language film choice is a remarkable coming-of-age tale that explores themes of loneliness and connection. We follow the daily life of 12-year-old Mylia and the prejudices of her high school in Centre-du-Québec. Everything feels make-or-break for her, whether it’s nervously joining in with a group of drunk teens dancing at a house party or working up the courage to defend her new friend Jimmy. The eternal choice in navigating high school politics – to conform or…

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2040

Tue 12th Nov | 11:00 - 12:37
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SCHOOL SCREENING An untypically upbeat documentary about climate change which focuses on positive changes that can be made to create a better world in 2040, when the filmmaker’s daughter will be 25. Damon embarked on a global journey to meet innovators and changemakers in the areas of economics, technology, civil society, agriculture, education and sustainability. Drawing on their expertise, he sought to identify the best solutions, available to us now, that would help improve the health of our planet and…

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Citizen K

Tue 12th Nov | 12:15 - 14:20
The Gate Cinema Cork City, The Gate Cinema, North Main Street
Cork City, Cork T12 KN88 Ireland
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Mikhail Khodorkovsky was once believed to be the wealthiest man in Russia. He came to prominence in the 1990s – the era of the oligarch – when he was one of a gang of opportunists exploiting the chaos of the transition from Communism to become extremely rich. Political influence followed, but so did corruption allegations and enmity, Vladimir Putin eventually ensuring that Khodorkovsky would spend years in prison. Oscar-winning documentarian Alex Gibney interrogates Khodorkovsky, as well as some of his…

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Ernie & Joe

Tue 12th Nov | 13:00 - 14:37
The Gate Cinema Cork City, The Gate Cinema, North Main Street
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Ernie & Joe is an intimately and effectively crafted vérité documentary, following two Texas police officers administering new approaches in dealing with the mentally ill; challenging the typical methods of attending to these often vulnerable members of society. Weaving the officers’ encounters with those experiencing mental health crisis with their own personal lives, the film observes their humane approach to those they meet in the line of duty, whilst giving insight to the strain of their vocation. A masterful social…

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Come to Daddy

Tue 12th Nov | 13:15 - 14:49
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Norval Greenwood (Elijah Wood) – a privileged, awkwardly hipsterish mammy's boy in his thirties – receives a letter from his estranged father, whom he hasn't seen since childhood. Norval makes the journey to his father's beautiful, remote waterside cabin, only to discover his hopes of reconnecting with his dad are fainter than he envisaged. Before long, his visit begins a nightmarish descent. Darkly hilarious, and packed with moments that will make you both laugh out loud and wince, Ant Timpson's…

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Alice

Tue 12th Nov | 15:00 - 16:43
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Alice (a revelatory performance from Emilie Piponnier) lives a comfortable domestic life in Paris with her writer husband François (Benjamin Bourgois) and their young son. Her bubble is burst when François disappears and she discovers she can’t withdraw money from the bank. Her husband has spent their savings on call girls, leaving her unable to pay her mortgage. Determined to care for her child and keep a roof over their heads, Alice is drawn into the world of high-end prostitution.…

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The Realm (El Reino)

Tue 12th Nov | 15:30 - 17:42
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Manuel Lopez-Vidal (Antonio de la Torre) is a regional Spanish politician whose loyalty to his party has been rewarded with a place at the table and an extravagant lifestyle. When a newspaper threatens to expose the party’s corruption, Manuel finds himself the scapegoat. Faced with destruction, he fights back by whistleblowing to the press. A clever, twisting plot and rapid-fire dialogue create a rollercoaster ride in which the political old school is pitted against a young pretender brought in to…

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A Dog Barking at the Moon

Tue 12th Nov | 15:30 - 17:17
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Xiaoyu is a Chinese national living in the USA. Pregnant with her US boyfriend’s child, she returns home to find her mother, Jiumei, still venomously bitter that her husband is secretly gay, and content to take out her ire on her daughter whilst directing all her attention towards a cult-like religious sect. Director Xiang Zi’s beautiful debut feature shines a light on contemporary Chinese society, skipping back and forth through time to piece together the cracks in a family relationship,…

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Adam

Tue 12th Nov | 17:45 - 19:23
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Samia (Nisrin Erradi) is young, pregnant and has nowhere to sleep. She wanders the streets of Casablanca, knocking on doors in search of work, though she finds even courtesy and kindness are scarce. She meets Abla (Lubna Azabal), a reticent woman running a humble bakery. Encouraged by her luminous eight-year-old daughter Warda (Douae Belkhaouda) and pricked by conscience, Abla offers Samia temporary refuge. As the two women gradually learn more about each other, guarded suspicion gives way to respect. Propelled…

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Krabi, 2562

Tue 12th Nov | 18:00 - 19:34
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After the weirdness of The Sky Trembles and the Earth is Afraid and the Two Eyes Are Not Brothers (2015), Krabi, 2562 sees a lightness and playfulness wedded to Ben Rivers’ usual attributes. Thai director Anocha Suwichakornpong’s striking debut Mundane History (2009) moved easily from the domestic to the cosmic and here, among this film’s multiple narratives, the film glides through earnest tourists, mythology, prehistoric presences and vanishing location scouts from commercial shoots. As tantalisingly elusive as the film remains…

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God Exists, Her Name is Petruyna (Gospod postoi, imeto i’ e Petrunija)

Tue 12th Nov | 18:15 - 19:55
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Petrunya (a fine performance by Zorica Nusheva) is a woman in her 30s, still living with her parents in a small Macedonian town, unemployed despite a first-class degree in history. Returning from another humiliating, unsuccessful job interview, she stumbles across a crowd of young men diving for the holy cross that the priest has thrown into the icy river, a tradition to mark Epiphany. When Petrunya takes the plunge and retrieves the cross herself, she sparks public outcry and a…

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The Painted Bird

Tue 12th Nov | 20:15 - 23:04
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Eastern Europe is in the final throes of World War II. A boy is dispatched by his Jewish parents to an elderly relative in an effort to escape persecution. Following a tragedy, the boy is forced to wander through the desecrated countryside, encountering villagers and soldiers whose own lives have been brutally altered, intent on revisiting this brutality on the child. A cinematic masterpiece – shot in crisp black and white 35mm – Václav Marhoul's The Painted Bird does far…

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Where Does A Body End?

Tue 12th Nov | 20:30 - 22:33
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Bursting out of the ‘no wave’ scene with a ferocity unlike anything previously witnessed, New York's Swans immediately gained a reputation as live force to be reckoned with, often playing at near-impenetrable volumes. Led by vocalist, songwriter and multi-instrumentalist Michael Gira, the band carved their way through the underground music scene with ten stunning albums before disbanding in 1997. Using hitherto-unseen archive footage, and interviews with band members and friends, Marco Porsia's film revisits this important band's intense career, and…

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A White, White, Day (Hvítur, Hvítur Dagur)

Tue 12th Nov | 20:45 - 22:34
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In a remote Icelandic town, reticent former policeman Ingimundur (Ingvar E Sigurðsson) passes his time visiting his old colleagues at the station, renovating a house and doting on his granddaughter Salka (Ída Mekkín Hlynsdóttir). These are all distractions from the heartache that haunts him following the tragic death of his beloved wife. Looking though some old mementos, his latent detective instincts kick in and he starts to suspect that his wife had been unfaithful to him. He becomes consumed in…

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Everybody Knows

Wed 13th Nov | 10:30 - 12:42
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SCHOOL SCREENING This tense psychological drama starring Penelope Cruz and Javier Bardem explores the complex relationships within a close-knit community. Laura and her two children travel from Argentina to Spain to attend her sister’s wedding. The joyful reunion soon turns tragic when her older daughter gets kidnapped, revealing a dark web of hidden secrets. Signs suggest that the abduction may be an inside job, done by people who know certain family secrets. Everyone starts to suspect everyone else - even…

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Float Like A Butterfly

Wed 13th Nov | 11:00 - 12:41
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SCHOOL SCREENING A powerful and timely story of a girl's fight for freedom and belonging. In a gender-reversal of classic film Billy Elliot, 15-year-old Frances has to fight for the right to fight back. Raised in roadside camps in rural Ireland, Frances wants to champion her people inside the boxing ring and out, like her idol Muhammad Ali. But society is determined to break her spirit and destroy her way of life. And her father, once her greatest ally, is…

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International Shorts 4: A Place in the World

Wed 13th Nov | 12:45 - 14:32
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People looking for meaning, for somewhere to belong, or just something that expresses who they are. As It Is On Earth (Cosi in terra) Pier Lorenzo Pisano / Italy / 2018 / 14 mins / Subtitled Two souls trying to mend a wound in a torn town. Producer: Elisabetta Bruscolini Au Revoir Paris Coralie Majouga / France / 2018 / 23 mins / Subtitled Their father has decided to move back to Africa, so Mathis and Antoine go to Paris…

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Premature

Wed 13th Nov | 13:00 - 14:29
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Ayanna (Zora Howard), a Harlem teenager, has finished high school and is preparing to go to art college. She wants to make the most of a summer of freedom in the city, though when the slightly older aspiring composer Isaiah (Joshua Boone) catches her eye, she falls for him hard and fast. Ayanna is caught between wanting to keep her disapproving but devoted mother happy, and asserting her independence. Evocatively depicting a New York summer, Premature is a gorgeous slice…

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Papicha

Wed 13th Nov | 13:15 - 15:01
The Gate Cinema Cork City, The Gate Cinema, North Main Street
Cork City, Cork T12 KN88 Ireland
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Algeria, the 1990s. Nedjma (Lyna Khoudri) is a typical 18-year-old student, happy when partying with her friends, passionate about clothes and fashion. As civil war consumes her country, she is determined to live a normal life. Yet as dark conservative forces are taking hold and restrictive bans are being enforced, Nedjma becomes an unlikely freedom fighter when her lifestyle, and indeed her very life, is threatened. Featuring spirited performances from Khoudri and a terrific supporting cast, Mounia Meddour’s debut feature…

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Bull

Wed 13th Nov | 15:15 - 16:56
The Gate Cinema Cork City, The Gate Cinema, North Main Street
Cork City, Cork T12 KN88 Ireland
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Kris (Amber Harvard) is a troubled, blank, 14-year-old girl growing up impoverished on the rural outskirts of Houston, Texas, separated from her mother who is serving time in a state penitentiary. Prone to aimless petty rebellion, Kris is forced to work for her neighbour Abe (Rob Morgan) who travels across the state trying to keep a foothold in the rodeo circuit, though he appears to be in denial about what his lifestyle is doing to his ageing body. Annie Silverstein’s…

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Irish Shorts 3: Friends, Families & Other Strangers

Wed 13th Nov | 15:30 - 16:58
The Gate Cinema Cork City, The Gate Cinema, North Main Street
Cork City, Cork T12 KN88 Ireland
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Hellos, goodbyes and reconciliations… Evergreen Dominic Curran / Northern Ireland / 2019 / 16 mins Nathan begrudgingly visits his infirm childhood friend Edgar, but their lives have diverged beyond any personal history. Producer: Ryan Early In the Narrow Shade of a Pen Taro Madden / Ireland / 2018 / 15 mins George is mourning a death that did not come to pass, and Lucianne's bemused sympathy makes some sense of this. Producers: Taro Madden, Loïc Monks Just Fine Ciarán Hickey…

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A White, White, Day

Wed 13th Nov | 15:45 - 17:34
The Gate Cinema Cork City, The Gate Cinema, North Main Street
Cork City, Cork T12 KN88 Ireland
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In a remote Icelandic town, reticent former policeman Ingimundur (Ingvar E Sigurðsson) passes his time visiting his old colleagues at the station, renovating a house and doting on his granddaughter Salka (Ída Mekkín Hlynsdóttir). These are all distractions from the heartache that haunts him following the tragic death of his beloved wife. Looking though some old mementos, his latent detective instincts kick in and he starts to suspect that his wife had been unfaithful to him. He becomes consumed in…

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Abou Leila

Wed 13th Nov | 17:45 - 20:05
The Gate Cinema Cork City, The Gate Cinema, North Main Street
Cork City, Cork T12 KN88 Ireland
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Civil war consumes Algeria in 1994. Lofti (Lyès Salem) and S (Slimane Benouari), two friends from childhood, hit the road out of Algiers on the trail of Abou Leila, a terrorist on the run. Yet the further they get from the city, the more apparent the fragility of S’s mental state becomes, as does Lofti’s ulterior motive of protecting his friend from witnessing further bloodshed. As their quest brings them deep into the Sahara, the duo’s nightmares become more surreal,…

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The Evening Redness in the South

Wed 13th Nov | 18:00 - 19:09
The Gate Cinema Cork City, The Gate Cinema, North Main Street
Cork City, Cork T12 KN88 Ireland
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Colin Hickey’s ravishing, poetic feature is dialogue-free, gives a platform to an impressive cast of unknown talent, and was filmed entirely in Co. Cork. Amidst images of men at work on building sites, mist rolling over the countryside, gloriously vivid skylines and tenderly reconstructed memories, a narrative of sorts is played out, as the life and loves of an unnamed protagonist (portrayed by Louis Jacob with compelling screen presence) are hinted at. The Evening Redness in the South is a…

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Scheme Birds

Wed 13th Nov | 18:15 - 19:43
The Gate Cinema Cork City, The Gate Cinema, North Main Street
Cork City, Cork T12 KN88 Ireland
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Gemma is a teenager living on a housing scheme in Motherwell, an area deprived since the demise of the local steel industry. Rattling around a concrete maze, Gemma and her friends can imagine escaping by getting ‘locked up or knocked up’. There is a pervasive air of desperation and violence, though she has some fun with her doting grandfather, who keeps pigeons and teaches boxing, and clearly loves her boyfriend Pat, though he is a jailbird who few approve of.…

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So Long, My Son (Di Jiu Tian Chang)

Wed 13th Nov | 20:00 - 22:55
The Gate Cinema Cork City, The Gate Cinema, North Main Street
Cork City, Cork T12 KN88 Ireland
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Wang Xiaoshuai’s family epic spans three decades of Chinese history, charting years of social and political change in the country through the experience of a couple who have to endure the pain of having witnessed their son die at a young age. It is a deeply moving and intense melodrama, featuring an entertaining, recurring cast of characters passing through the times. As social commentary, So Long, My Son is stunning in its sweep and ambition, presenting contrasts between urban and…

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Here for Life

Wed 13th Nov | 20:45 - 22:12
The Gate Cinema Cork City, The Gate Cinema, North Main Street
Cork City, Cork T12 KN88 Ireland
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The resilient stories of ten London residents form the basis of this collaborative project directed by artist and filmmaker Andrea Luka Zimmerman and Adrian Jackson, founder of Cardboard Citizens, a theatre project that aims to change the lives of homeless people through the performing arts. The subjects congregate at Nomadic Community Garden in Shoreditch, East London, where they tell stories, eat, dance and bicker, eventually producing provocative performance pieces of their own. Collectively, they resist the gentrification and the erosion…

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Fire Will Come

Wed 13th Nov | 21:00 - 22:25
The Gate Cinema Cork City, The Gate Cinema, North Main Street
Cork City, Cork T12 KN88 Ireland
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Amador (Amador Arias) returns to the lush mountain greenery of his birthplace in Galicia, an autonomous region in the north-west of Spain, having spent two years in prison for setting fire to a local hillside. He is reunited with his elderly mother Benedicta (Benedicta Sanchez) and sets to work on their meagre farmstead, while trying to ignore the suspicious glares and judgemental whispers that follow him around his village. The community appears to be waiting for something to happen ……

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This Crazy Heart

Thu 14th Nov | 10:30 - 12:14
The Gate Cinema Cork City, The Gate Cinema, North Main Street
Cork City, Cork T12 KN88 Ireland
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SCHOOL SCREENING 30-something Lenny is living the fast life when his father attempts to enlist him as a bigger brother figure to 15-year-old David. Lenny helps David with the things he wants to experience at least once before it’s too late: Go shopping for cool clothes, steal a car, things like that. A friendship results that’s so serious, so intense, so wild, as if there’s no tomorrow – which may be true. This box office hit gives German language students…

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A Colony

Thu 14th Nov | 11:00 - 12:42
The Gate Cinema Cork City, The Gate Cinema, North Main Street
Cork City, Cork T12 KN88 Ireland
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SCHOOL SCREENING This year’s French-language film choice is a remarkable coming-of-age tale that explores themes of loneliness and connection. We follow the daily life of 12-year-old Mylia and the prejudices of her high school in Centre-du-Québec. Everything feels make-or-break for her, whether it’s nervously joining in with a group of drunk teens dancing at a house party or working up the courage to defend her new friend Jimmy. The eternal choice in navigating high school politics – to conform or…

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The Evening Redness in the South

Thu 14th Nov | 12:45 - 13:54
The Gate Cinema Cork City, The Gate Cinema, North Main Street
Cork City, Cork T12 KN88 Ireland
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Colin Hickey’s ravishing, poetic feature is dialogue-free, gives a platform to an impressive cast of unknown talent, and was filmed entirely in Co. Cork. Amidst images of men at work on building sites, mist rolling over the countryside, gloriously vivid skylines and tenderly reconstructed memories, a narrative of sorts is played out, as the life and loves of an unnamed protagonist (portrayed by Louis Jacob with compelling screen presence) are hinted at. The Evening Redness in the South is a…

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So Long, My Son

Thu 14th Nov | 13:00 - 15:55
The Gate Cinema Cork City, The Gate Cinema, North Main Street
Cork City, Cork T12 KN88 Ireland
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Wang Xiaoshuai’s family epic spans three decades of Chinese history, charting years of social and political change in the country through the experience of a couple who have to endure the pain of having witnessed their son die at a young age. It is a deeply moving and intense melodrama, featuring an entertaining, recurring cast of characters passing through the times. As social commentary, So Long, My Son is stunning in its sweep and ambition, presenting contrasts between urban and…

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International Shorts 5: Documentary Shorts

Thu 14th Nov | 13:15 - 14:56
The Gate Cinema Cork City, The Gate Cinema, North Main Street
Cork City, Cork T12 KN88 Ireland
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Boundary-pushing documentary approaches covering communication, communing with nature and rituals. RIAFN Hannes Lang / Germany / 2019 / 30 mins ‘RIAFN’ is a cinematic journey into the soundscape of the Alps, between artistic ideal and documentary realism. Producer: Hannes Lang Wild Berries Marianna Vas, Hedda Bednarszky, Romulus Balazs / Romania, Portugal, Hungary / 2018 / 19 mins The sensory journey of a solitary boy immersed in his own slowly disintegrating world. Producers: Cristina Hoffman, Tiago Matos, Noémi Veronika Szakonyi Horse…

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Knives and Skin

Thu 14th Nov | 15:15 - 17:06
The Gate Cinema Cork City, The Gate Cinema, North Main Street
Cork City, Cork T12 KN88 Ireland
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Knives & Skin is a weird and wonderful contemporary noir presenting a strange, spooky and surrealist take on Americana and small-town eccentricities. In the aftermath of the disappearance of a local teen, the community deals with her loss in progressively bizarre and curious ways. With clear nods to Lynchian macabre, their coping mechanisms manifest in an increasingly absurdist manner as the mystery unravels. In this highly constructed world, every detail is intricately composed and every oddity savoured. A truly compelling…

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A Mother (Äiti)

Thu 14th Nov | 16:00 - 17:31
The Gate Cinema Cork City, The Gate Cinema, North Main Street
Cork City, Cork T12 KN88 Ireland
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Released on parole after a lengthy time in prison, Eeva’s first instinct is to track down her estranged daughter, who was a child when she was sentenced. Returning to the small town where she previously resided, Eeva finds many there who are affronted by her presence. Only Kalle, who runs a cleaning company, is willing to give her a break. Jaana Saarinen’s unflattering role as the obdurate and reticent Eeva turns what is on the surface a straightforward tale of…

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Irish Shorts 4: Finding Their Place

Thu 14th Nov | 17:00 - 18:32
The Gate Cinema Cork City, The Gate Cinema, North Main Street
Cork City, Cork T12 KN88 Ireland
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Characters seeking acceptance, vindication, assurance or literally accommodation. Kelly Solène Guichard / Northern Ireland / 2019 / 13 mins A heart-warming story exploring the themes of sisterhood and gender. Producers: Katy Jackson, John Leslie No Place Laura Kavanagh / UK, Ireland / 2019 / 7 mins Angela and her two kids find themselves on the verge of homelessness. An increasingly desperate situation leads Angela to commit an uncharacteristic act placing the family's future in jeopardy. Producers: Laura Kavanagh, Barry Ward,…

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The Yellow Bittern

Thu 14th Nov | 18:00 - 19:48
The Gate Cinema Cork City, The Gate Cinema, North Main Street
Cork City, Cork T12 KN88 Ireland
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To mark the tenth anniversary of its original release, Cork Film Festival presents a special screening of The Yellow Bittern, Alan Gilsenan’s remarkable documentary biopic of Liam Clancy. Recounting his life in his own words, Clancy’s personal reflections are insightful and inspirational, constructing a revealing portrait of great candour and honesty. Like his musical work, the film is lyrical and poetic, and a fitting tribute to this great man at the end of his life. RG After the screening, actor…

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The Street

Thu 14th Nov | 18:30 - 20:04
The Gate Cinema Cork City, The Gate Cinema, North Main Street
Cork City, Cork T12 KN88 Ireland
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A film about love and loss, and a community unravelled by gentrification. Hoxton Street has long been a stronghold of working-class East London – a tight-knit community lined with family-run establishments, many of which have been in existence for over a century. But as property prices reach unprecedented levels, a wave of gentrification and development has quickly turned the area into a middle-class sanctuary, with local businesses closing and becoming generic hipster haunts, inciting anger in local residents, adding to…

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A Hidden Life

Thu 14th Nov | 19:30 - 22:23
The Gate Cinema Cork City, The Gate Cinema, North Main Street
Cork City, Cork T12 KN88 Ireland
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A virtuous voice-over rages against God, sweeping shots depict a vivid country idyll and illustrate man’s lowly place in nature, and quick edits measure out a harrowing story in precious, incidental moments. Based on real events, Terrence Malick’s latest epic deploys a trademark style and probes familiar themes of faith and conscience in eulogising the barely acknowledged heroism of Franz Jägerstätter, an Austrian farmer from the bucolic village of St Radegund, a family man and devout Christian who refused to…

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Collective (Collectiv)

Thu 14th Nov | 20:45 - 22:34
The Gate Cinema Cork City, The Gate Cinema, North Main Street
Cork City, Cork T12 KN88 Ireland
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Hingeing its narrative on a tragic nightclub fire in Bucharest in 2015, Collective establishes itself as an exposé of malpractice and the mistreatment of the fire’s victims, before remarkably unfurling in real time, shadowing journalists, activists, whistleblowers and survivors in their quest for justice. Astutely observing the integrity of these players whilst exposing the immorality of bureaucratic corruption, the film implicates the Romanian health department, government and mafia, whilst ominously foreshadowing the rise of the right wing. Riveting, harrowing and…

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Africa

Thu 14th Nov | 21:00 - 22:22
The Gate Cinema Cork City, The Gate Cinema, North Main Street
Cork City, Cork T12 KN88 Ireland
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Meir (Meir Gerner) is a retired engineer living in the village of Nirit, close to the border of the West Bank. He is quietly devastated when he is told that he no longer has the responsibility for organising the hometown festival, a duty he has carried out for 30 years. The news starts a keen search for purpose that threatens to become a desperate downward spiral. With a documentary feel enhanced by the casting of the director’s own family in…

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The Painted Bird

Fri 15th Nov | 12:00 - 14:49
The Gate Cinema Cork City, The Gate Cinema, North Main Street
Cork City, Cork T12 KN88 Ireland
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Eastern Europe is in the final throes of World War II. A boy is dispatched by his Jewish parents to an elderly relative in an effort to escape persecution. Following a tragedy, the boy is forced to wander through the desecrated countryside, encountering villagers and soldiers whose own lives have been brutally altered, intent on revisiting this brutality on the child. A cinematic masterpiece – shot in crisp black and white 35mm – Václav Marhoul's The Painted Bird does far…

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The Whistlers (La Gomera)

Fri 15th Nov | 13:00 - 14:37
The Gate Cinema Cork City, The Gate Cinema, North Main Street
Cork City, Cork T12 KN88 Ireland
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Cristi (Vlad Ivanov) is a corrupt Bucharest policeman in hock to local gangsters. In over his head and subject to their whims, he is bought to La Gomera in the Canary Islands to be taught the local (and apparently genuine) tradition of silbo whistling, a whistled version of Spanish, so he can communicate with the bad guys without his police bosses catching on. Here begins a spiralling tale involving a parade of untrustworthy characters, an alluring femme fatale, sporadic violence…

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International Shorts 6: Memory Room

Fri 15th Nov | 13:15 - 14:45
The Gate Cinema Cork City, The Gate Cinema, North Main Street
Cork City, Cork T12 KN88 Ireland
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Bold, daring, innovative: Artist film and experimental work exploring time, space, and meditations on memory. tx-reverse Virgil Widrich, Martin Reinhart / Austria / 2019 / 5 mins We sit in the cinema and watch something about people like us. But do the characters know that we are eavesdropping? Producer: Virgil Widrich The Animal that I Therefore Am (L’animal que donc je suis) Bea de Visser / The Netherlands / 2019 / 11 mins / Subtitled What does an animal see…

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A Mother (Äiti)

Fri 15th Nov | 15:30 - 17:01
The Gate Cinema Cork City, The Gate Cinema, North Main Street
Cork City, Cork T12 KN88 Ireland
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Released on parole after a lengthy time in prison, Eeva’s first instinct is to track down her estranged daughter, who was a child when she was sentenced. Returning to the small town where she previously resided, Eeva finds many there who are affronted by her presence. Only Kalle, who runs a cleaning company, is willing to give her a break. Jaana Saarinen’s unflattering role as the obdurate and reticent Eeva turns what is on the surface a straightforward tale of…

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And with a Smile, The Revolution

Fri 15th Nov | 15:45 - 17:12
The Gate Cinema Cork City, The Gate Cinema, North Main Street
Cork City, Cork T12 KN88 Ireland
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The idea of Catalan self-determination has been building for the past decade, culminating in the independence referendum of 2017. Capturing the weeks leading up to the referendum date of October 1, beginning with its approval by the Catalan parliament on September 6, Alexandre Chartrand’s documentary makes no claim for dispassionate objectivity. It does, however, capture the resolute focus, energy and, above all, joy of the campaign, maintained in the face of arrests and imposed pay freezes. And who could find…

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Irish Shorts 5: It’s No Longer a Journey Down the Road

Fri 15th Nov | 16:00 - 17:34
The Gate Cinema Cork City, The Gate Cinema, North Main Street
Cork City, Cork T12 KN88 Ireland
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Twists and turns on life’s highway. Unexpected events, strange journeys and eerie encounters. Lovestruck Eli Dolliver / Ireland / 2019 / 9 mins A lady of a certain age is always unlucky in love. Producer: Ellen Whelan Kathleen Liam O’Neill / Ireland / 2019 / 18 mins A writer waits for inspiration. It finally comes courtesy of a dispossessed woman who he invites into his home. Producers: Annabel König, Liam O'Neill Streets of Fury Aidan McAteer / Ireland / 2019…

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The Miracle of the Sargasso Sea (To thávma tis thálassas ton Sargassón)

Fri 15th Nov | 18:00 - 20:01
The Gate Cinema Cork City, The Gate Cinema, North Main Street
Cork City, Cork T12 KN88 Ireland
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Ambitious police captain Elisabeth (Angeliki Papoulia) is drowning in drink and the mundane small-town community where she was forcibly transferred. Rita (Youla Boudali) guts eels for a living whilst attempting to fade into the background, unlike her flamboyant, nightclub-owning brother. But a mysterious death soon upends both their lives and the community, forcing the two women together. Featuring an incendiary performance from Papoulia, in a script co-written by Boudali, this taut thriller intricately weaves both the mystery and the mysterious.…

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Swallow

Fri 15th Nov | 18:30 - 20:04
The Gate Cinema Cork City, The Gate Cinema, North Main Street
Cork City, Cork T12 KN88 Ireland
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Hunter (an award-winning performance from Haley Bennett) has a seemingly idyllic life. She stays at home in her perfect house, wishing to be the perfect wife and daughter-in-law for her new husband and his wealthy parents. When Hunter discovers she is pregnant, control of her own life is taken over by her new family. Then, one day, Hunter swallows a glass marble, soon to be followed by even more dangerous objects … Carlo Mirabella-Davis’ debut feature is an intricate mix…

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Disco

Fri 15th Nov | 18:45 - 20:19
The Gate Cinema Cork City, The Gate Cinema, North Main Street
Cork City, Cork T12 KN88 Ireland
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Mirjam (Josefine Frida Pettersen) is a 19-year-old dancing champion, a beautiful, confident young woman with the world at her feet. She’s also a devout believer and the leader of the youth group of a hip evangelical movement called The Freedom, where her stepdad Per (Nicolai Cleve Broch) is a charismatic pastor. All seems rosy for Mirjam, though she has to confront the doubts and demons she is struggling to supress. Addressing issues of faith and communication in the modern world,…

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To Live to Sing (Huo zhe chang zhe)

Fri 15th Nov | 21:00 - 22:40
The Gate Cinema Cork City, The Gate Cinema, North Main Street
Cork City, Cork T12 KN88 Ireland
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Zhao Li is the hard-headed manager of a small Sichuan opera troupe living together in a small theatre in a run-down area of Chengdu, China. On hearing that the theatre is due for demolition, Zhao Li frantically searches for a new place to perform whilst hiding the news from her troupe for fear of them disbanding. As things become fraught, Zhao Li's real life and the opera begin to merge. Shining a spotlight on how China's urban regeneration affects tradition…

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Fourteen

Fri 15th Nov | 21:15 - 22:49
The Gate Cinema Cork City, The Gate Cinema, North Main Street
Cork City, Cork T12 KN88 Ireland
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Mara (Tallie Medel) is an aspiring writer, has found a job she likes working with pre-school kids, and is actively looking for a relationship. Her best friend Jo (Norma Kuhling) is flaky and wayward, always ready to exploit the safety net Mara’s friendship provides for her. Their long-standing relationship is tested as their lives seem set on differing courses. Respected critic and cinephile Dan Sallitt has crafted a rare, affecting portrait of a spiky female friendship that is evocatively filmed…

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Atlantis

Fri 15th Nov | 21:15 - 23:03
The Gate Cinema Cork City, The Gate Cinema, North Main Street
Cork City, Cork T12 KN88 Ireland
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Set six years in the future, following a brutal war in which the Ukraine has been reduced to a barren wasteland, Atlantis follows former soldier Serhiy, who works as a smelter whilst struggling to cope with life outside of the warzone, his PTSD making it impossible for him to adjust. Following the closure of the smelting factory, Serhiy comes into contact with Katya, a volunteer dedicated to exhuming the corpses of war victims. Shot with stunning precision cinematography by the…

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Irish Shorts 6: Documentary Shorts

Sat 16th Nov | 12:30 - 14:14
The Gate Cinema Cork City, The Gate Cinema, North Main Street
Cork City, Cork T12 KN88 Ireland
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Compelling and colourful stories involving personal obstacles, global issues, community testimonies as well as people just doing what they do. Blankets of Hope: Cork Cancer Care Centre Edvinas Maciulevicius / Ireland / 2019 / 4 mins This mini-documentary looks at the Cork Cancer Care Centre and their mission to deliver 'Blankets of Hope' to cancer patients around Ireland. Producer: Daniel Fleming Outside the Box Janet Grainger / Ireland / 2019 / 5 mins Who do we see when we look…

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Lunana: A Yak in the Classroom

Sat 16th Nov | 13:00 - 14:49
The Gate Cinema Cork City, The Gate Cinema, North Main Street
Cork City, Cork T12 KN88 Ireland
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Ugyen is a disillusioned teacher in Bhutan, desperate to escape the country to fulfil his ambitions of becoming a singer. Yet his supervisors commit him to work in Lunana, a village in the Himalayas accessible only after an eight-day trek. Initially daunted by the remoteness and lack of resources, Ugyen soon learns about the villagers, the charming children he teaches and the value of yak dung. Shot on location in the world’s most remote school, Pawo Choyning Dorji’s delightful family…

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143 Sahara Street (143 rue du désert)

Sat 16th Nov | 13:30 - 15:10
The Gate Cinema Cork City, The Gate Cinema, North Main Street
Cork City, Cork T12 KN88 Ireland
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Malika is the ageing proprietor of a small café along the trans-Sahara highway in Algeria. It is a 20-metre-square hut in the middle of nowhere, where she lives with her beloved cat Mimi and serves coffee and eggs to truckers and travellers. Malika listens to stories from her clientele, and her maternal presence seems to encourage open discussions about religion, the economy, politics and family. She listens benevolently, never shy to interject with learned wisdom. Hassen Ferhani’s gripping, poetic documentary…

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Eyes Wide Shut

Sat 16th Nov | 15:00 - 17:39
The Gate Cinema Cork City, The Gate Cinema, North Main Street
Cork City, Cork T12 KN88 Ireland
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In 1999 the world mourned the loss of Stanley Kubrick, arguably the greatest auteur filmmaker of the 20th century. That summer saw the release of Kubrick's final film, Eyes Wide Shut, a psychosexual drama starring Tom Cruise and Nicole Kidman as Bill and Alice Harford, a couple whose relationship is strained following the admission by Alice that she harboured desires outside of their marriage. Now, 20 years since its original release, the film has lost none of its subversive power…

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Sole

Sat 16th Nov | 15:30
The Gate Cinema Cork City, The Gate Cinema, North Main Street
Cork City, Cork T12 KN88 Ireland
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Ermanno (Claudio Segaluscio) and Lena (Sandra Drzymalska) are strangers barely out of their teens, bought together in desperation. Lena is seven months pregnant and has travelled from her native Poland to Italy to sell her baby. Ermanno is a blank, feckless drifter charged with posing as the baby’s father until its birth. As cold and calculating as they appear, it’s not long before they reveal conflicting emotions and their grim situation might just inspire real purpose in their lives. This…

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Mother

Sat 16th Nov | 16:00 - 17:22
The Gate Cinema Cork City, The Gate Cinema, North Main Street
Cork City, Cork T12 KN88 Ireland
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Pomm, a care worker of rare nobility, is the beating heart of this remarkably moving documentary. She is employed at a facility in Thailand specialising in looking after Europeans with Alzheimer’s, so consumed by her job that she has to spend time away from her own children. Meanwhile, a family from Switzerland travel to Thailand with their mother, Maya, who has developed Alzheimer’s in her 50s. Granted extraordinary access to these striking characters, sometimes in painfully intimate moments, Kristof Bilsen…

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Saint Frances

Sat 16th Nov | 18:00 - 19:46
The Gate Cinema Cork City, The Gate Cinema, North Main Street
Cork City, Cork T12 KN88 Ireland
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Saint Frances is a compassionate and charming comedy-drama – which provides a departure from prototypical female characterizations on film – and an unlikely analysis of being a mother (or choosing not to be). Facing an unplanned pregnancy and in search of a new job, Bridget is forced to begin nannying for precocious six-year-old Frances, forming an unexpected bond with the child and forging a dynamic that delivers clarity to Bridget’s notions of the self. Non-judgemental in its portrayal of femininity,…

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The Sound of Silence

Sat 16th Nov | 18:15 - 19:54
The Gate Cinema Cork City, The Gate Cinema, North Main Street
Cork City, Cork T12 KN88 Ireland
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What if simply changing your toaster could alleviate all your mental ailments? Peter Lucian (Peter Sarsgaard) is a ‘house tuner’, a scientist claiming he can introduce harmony into the lives of his customers by identifying and eliminating conflicting sonic frequencies from their environments. Then Peter meets Ellen (Rashida Jones) and his theories fail to help her exhaustion, causing Peter to question his work and search meticulously for what went wrong. Michael Tyburski’s debut film presents an intricate study into the…

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The Father

Sat 16th Nov | 18:30 - 20:00
The Gate Cinema Cork City, The Gate Cinema, North Main Street
Cork City, Cork T12 KN88 Ireland

Pavel (Ivan Barnev) is a professional photographer under pressure who uses the demands of his job as an excuse when he turns up late at his mother’s funeral. His artist father Vasil (Ivan Savov) is unimpressed, though it is clear their relationship has long been strained and Pavel does not expect his father’s approval. Yet when Vasil is convinced his dead wife is trying to communicate with him through a neighbour’s mobile phone, Pavel is torn between humouring his mourning…

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The Wild Goose Lake (Nan Fang Che Zhan De Ju Hu)

Sat 16th Nov | 20:45 - 22:38
The Gate Cinema Cork City, The Gate Cinema, North Main Street
Cork City, Cork T12 KN88 Ireland
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Zhou Zenong (Hu Ge) meets the mysterious, beautiful Liu Aiai (Gwei Lun-mei) in a dark underpass. Liu conveys the message that there is a price on Zhou’s head after a cop was shot and killed in a chase following a gang brawl. Zhou has the notion that, if he is to go down for murder, his wife might be able to benefit from a reward, while Liu sees an opportunity to escape her seedy circumstances. A feverish cat and mouse…

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Greener Grass

Sat 16th Nov | 20:45 - 22:26
The Gate Cinema Cork City, The Gate Cinema, North Main Street
Cork City, Cork T12 KN88 Ireland
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As she dutifully witnesses her child attempting to play football, Lisa Wetbottom (Dawn Luebbe) notes that her fellow soccer mom Jill Davies (Jocelyn DeBoer) has a new baby. ‘Do you want her? She’s great!’ Jill proffers, proceeding to hand over the child to her friend. So begins this electrifying absurdist comedy, a weird and wonderful dayglo portrait of fear and self-loathing in American suburbia. Comedians DeBoer and Luebbe collaborate to deliver one of the most distinctive debut features of the…

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Just Don’t Think I’ll Scream (Ne croyez surtout pas que je hurle)

Sat 16th Nov | 21:00 - 22:15
The Gate Cinema Cork City, The Gate Cinema, North Main Street
Cork City, Cork T12 KN88 Ireland
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Film, declares Frank Beauvais, is an aesthetic rampart against a vile world. From the 400 or so films the filmmaker and cinephile watched in a seven-month period, he selected the mosaic that comprises this electrifying found-footage film. An omnivorous viewer, Beauvais deploys a dizzying array of startling and searing images to make sense of such tumultuous events as the dramatic death of his emotionally distant father, the Nice and Florida terror attacks, and the devastating news of both Michael Cimino…

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Family Friendly Shorts

Sun 17th Nov | 11:45 - 12:55
The Gate Cinema Cork City, The Gate Cinema, North Main Street
Cork City, Cork T12 KN88 Ireland
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Birds of a Feather Bianca Nall / Australia / 2018 / 8 mins A little bird wants to befriend two pelicans and share in the plump fish they flaunt. Producer: Jed Cahill Daffodils Aisling O Connor / Ireland / 2019 / 3 mins A forest creature’s quiet life is turned upside down when her new neighbour attempts to win her affection. Producer: Richard McEnteggart What’s My Superpower? Justin Heymans / Canada / 2019 / 10 mins One little girl’s search…

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Jeanne Dielman, 23 quai du Commerce, 1080 Bruxelles

Sun 17th Nov | 12:00 - 15:20
The Gate Cinema Cork City, The Gate Cinema, North Main Street
Cork City, Cork T12 KN88 Ireland
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Jeanne Dielman, a widowed housewife, carries out her daily routine with familiarity and precision: she cleans the apartment, goes shopping for provisions, prepares meals for her son and has intercourse with male callers for money. Widely hailed as a masterpiece of modern cinema, Chantal Akerman's film follows three days in the life of Jeanne (a career-defining performance from Delphine Seyrig), taking neorealism to its extreme so that when tiny cracks begin to appear in her life, their disruption is altogether…

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Portrait of a Lady on Fire (Portrait de la jeune fille en feu)

Sun 17th Nov | 12:15 - 14:15
The Gate Cinema Cork City, The Gate Cinema, North Main Street
Cork City, Cork T12 KN88 Ireland
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Brittany, the 1770s. Marianna (Noémie Merlant) is a jobbing artist commissioned to paint the wedding portrait of Héloïse (Adèle Haenel), the daughter of a French countess. Marianna’s challenge is that Héloïse refuses to pose, objecting to the arranged marriage she is being forced into. As Marianna observes the defiant Héloïse while painting her in private, she becomes increasingly captivated by her subject. Every frame of Céline Sciamma’s achingly beautiful 18th-century love story is immaculate, the lead performances are beguiling and…

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Atlantis

Sun 17th Nov | 14:15 - 16:03
The Gate Cinema Cork City, The Gate Cinema, North Main Street
Cork City, Cork T12 KN88 Ireland
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Set six years in the future, following a brutal war in which the Ukraine has been reduced to a barren wasteland, Atlantis follows former soldier Serhiy, who works as a smelter whilst struggling to cope with life outside of the warzone, his PTSD making it impossible for him to adjust. Following the closure of the smelting factory, Serhiy comes into contact with Katya, a volunteer dedicated to exhuming the corpses of war victims. Shot with stunning precision cinematography by the…

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Greener Grass

Sun 17th Nov | 15:00 - 16:41
The Gate Cinema Cork City, The Gate Cinema, North Main Street
Cork City, Cork T12 KN88 Ireland
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As she dutifully witnesses her child attempting to play football, Lisa Wetbottom (Dawn Luebbe) notes that her fellow soccer mom Jill Davies (Jocelyn DeBoer) has a new baby. ‘Do you want her? She’s great!’ Jill proffers, proceeding to hand over the child to her friend. So begins this electrifying absurdist comedy, a weird and wonderful dayglo portrait of fear and self-loathing in American suburbia. Comedians DeBoer and Luebbe collaborate to deliver one of the most distinctive debut features of the…

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Disco

Sun 17th Nov | 16:00 - 17:34
The Gate Cinema Cork City, The Gate Cinema, North Main Street
Cork City, Cork T12 KN88 Ireland
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Mirjam (Josefine Frida Pettersen) is a 19-year-old dancing champion, a beautiful, confident young woman with the world at her feet. She’s also a devout believer and the leader of the youth group of a hip evangelical movement called The Freedom, where her stepdad Per (Nicolai Cleve Broch) is a charismatic pastor. All seems rosy for Mirjam, though she has to confront the doubts and demons she is struggling to supress. Addressing issues of faith and communication in the modern world,…

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