Dublin International Film Festival on Tour

Thu. 29 Feb. – Sat. 2 Mar. 2024

The Model is delighted to bring Ireland’s premier film event, dedicated to presenting the best in contemporary and classic world cinema to Sligo.

In partnership with Dublin International Film Festival and access>CINEMA we present a number of highlights from the festival as part of this annual Film Festival Tour.

The Festival Tour includes three highlights; French comedy drama Toni, starring Camille Cottin, West African folklore tale Mami Wata, along with a specifically curated Shorts Programme.

No need to book, just come along. Tickets will be available at the door.

Toni (Toni, en famille)

Thu. 29 Feb. 8pm
Sligo Film Society
€9 / €7 (conc)

Toni is raising her five children alone. A full-time job. She also sings at bars and had a hit single 20 years ago. Today, as her two eldest prepare to go to college, Toni wonders: what will she do when all of her offspring have left home?

Director: Nathan Ambrosioni
Cast: Camille Cottin, Léa Lopez, Thomas Gioria, Louise Labèque, Oscar Pauleau, Juliane Lepoureau
Info: 96 minutes, France, 2023

Mami Wata

Fri. 1 Mar. 8pm
Sligo Film Society
€9 / €7 (conc)

This genre-bending tale brings to life a futuristic fable that fuses spiritual beliefs with inter-generational tensions. Set in the matriarchal ocean village of Iyi, where West African water deity, Mami Wata, reigns via village leader Mama Efe, it uniquely brings to the screen a story of mythology, fantasy, and folklore. When the harmony of the village is threatened, two sisters must fight to restore order, as traditions of the past crash with calls from the future.

Director: C.J. Obasi
Cast: Evelyne Ily, Uzoamaka Aniunoh, Kelechi Udegbe, Emeka Amakeze, Rita Edochie, Tough Bone
Info: 107 minutes, Nigeria, 2022

Short Film Programme

Sat. 2 Mar. 5pm
Sligo Film Society
€9 / €7 (conc)

•   Grill / Jade Aksnes
•   The Old Young Crow / Liam LoPinto
•   I Promise You Paradise / Morad Mostafa
•   7 fois / Christine Wiederkehr
•   Expectations and Other Products / Dali Rust
•   Treasure by the River / Hanjie Bao, Manting Huang

Info: 98 minutes, Norway, Japan/USA, Egypt, Switzerland, Lithuania, China, 2023

The short film format has always been a crucial part of the festival, acting as both a showcase for future talent and as an art form in its own right. Dublin International Film Festival is proud to present a curated programme of Irish and international short films as part of the DIFF Tour 2024.


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