Sligo Film Society

From Thu. 12 Jan. - 2 Mar. 8pm

We are delighted to announce the return of Sligo Film Society on Thursday evenings from 12 Jan.

Sligo film society will meet every Thursday at 8pm.

Admission €8 / €6 (conc.)

Tickets can be purchased on the door.

Thu. 12 Jan.

Director: Marie Kreutzer
Cast: Vicky Krieps, Florian Teichtmeister, Colin Morgan
Film info: 113 minutes, Austria, France, Germany, 2022

Vienna 1877: Empress Elizabeth of Austria turns 40. Always famed for her beauty, Elizabeth finds herself battling between conforming as a mere “trophy” figure with a tiny waist (maintained by her tight corsets), or rebelling against expectations and pursuing the freedom she craves. Corsage is an unconventional costume drama, which presents an alternative, feminist view of this historical figure.

Thur. 19 Jan.

Director: Charlotte Wells
Cast: Paul Mescal, Frankie Corio
Film info: 102 mins. UK / USA. 2022. 15A.

11-year-old Sophie (Frankie Corio) and her father Calum (Paul Mescal) travel to a holiday resort in Turkey. As they lounge by the pool and explore the tourist sights, they record their trip on a camcorder. Twenty years later, an adult Sophie looks back on the holiday and her relationship with her father - both the fond memories and the things that have been lost forever.

No Bears
Thur. 26 Jan.

Director: Jafar Panahi
Cast: Jafar Panahi, Naser Hashemi, Reza Heydari, Mina Kavani
Film info: 106 mins. Iran. 2022. 12A (IFCO rating)

Director Jafar Panahi (playing a version of himself) is remotely directing a film from an Iranian village near the border with Turkey. As he grapples with pressure from his crew to sneak across the border, Panahi becomes unwittingly embroiled in a local dispute over a supposedly incriminating photograph he may have taken. No Bears is a humorous yet urgent film, completed shortly before Iranian authorities jailed Panahi for six years.

Thur. 2 Feb.

Director: Alejandro Loayza Grisi
Cast: Santos Choque, José Calcina, Luisa Quispe
FILM INFO: 87 minutes, UK, 2022, CLUB

Utama, ‘our home’ in Quechuan dialect, is a beautifully observed film set in the Bolivian highlands, during an uncommonly long drought. Faced with the erosion of their land and way of life, an elderly couple must choose to either endure or leave for the city. Profoundly elegant, Utama distinctly captures the plight of communities deeply affected by the climate crisis.

Thur. 9 Feb.

Director: Frank Berry
Cast: Letitia Wright, Josh O’Connor, Lorcan Cranitch, Denis Conway
Film info: 94 mins. Ireland / UK / US. 2022. 12A (IFCO rating)

Aisha Osagie is a young woman who fled Nigeria after members of her family were killed. Ending up in Ireland, she is placed in the direct provision system. She tries her best to eke out a living as she seeks asylum. In one accommodation centre, she befriends local security guard Conor. But as the two grow closer, Aisha struggles with the increasing precariousness of her life in Ireland.

The Rose Maker
Thur. 16 Feb.

Director: Pierre Pinaud
Cast: Catherine Frot, Melan Omerta, Fatsah Bouyahmed, Olivia Côte
Film info: 95 mins. France. 2020.

Eve was once a champion rose grower, but after years without a big success her business is on the verge of collapse. She reluctantly starts to consider selling to a successful competitor. In a last-ditch effort to save their livelihoods, Eve’s secretary Rosa brings on three inexperienced workers to help out. Despite her initial hostility to the idea, the new arrivals soon inspire Eve to give rose-designing one last shot…

This screening is presented with the support of the French Embassy and the Institut Français

Thur. 23 Feb.

Director: Carla Simón
Cast: Jordan Pujol Dolcet, Anna Otin, Xènia Roset, Albert Bosch
FILM INFO: 120 minutes, Spain, Italy, 2022.

For over eighty years the Solé family has farmed in Alcarràs, a small village in Spain’s Catalonia region. But as they prepare to spend the summer picking this year’s crop of peaches, they find themselves facing eviction and an uncertain future. Carla Simón’s follow-up to her stunning debut Summer 1993 won the top prize at the 2022 Berlin Film Festival.

The Ordinaries
Thur. 2 Mar.

Director: Sophie Linnenbaum
Cast: Fine Sendel, Jule Böwe, Henning Peker, Noah Tinwa, Sira Faal, Denise M’Baye
Film info: 120 minutes, Germany, 2022.

In association with the Dublin International Film Festival, access>CINEMA is delighted to bring the film The Ordinaries to a number of venues outside of Dublin as part of this annual Festival Film Tour.
Have you ever felt like a supporting character in your own life? Sophie Linnenbaum’s daring and original film imagines what it would be like if you really were one. It tells of Paula - a supporting character in a movie - who dreams of having her own storyline by attending Main Character School and becoming a lead.
A clever satire about identity and exclusion, The Ordinaries sees a woman battling these themes playfully in a filmic meta world.

The Ordinaries will tour to venues outside Dublin during the Festival, in association with access>Cinema, and with the support of the Arts Council.

Thurs. 9 Mar.
Director: Jerzy Skolimowski
Cast: Isabelle Huppert, Sandra Drzymalska, Mateusz Kościukiewicz, Lorenzo Zurzolo
FILM INFO: 88 minutes, Poland, Italy, United Kingdom, 2022, Cert 15A

EO is a grey donkey, living in a travelling circus where he performs alongside his beloved owner Sandra. But when circumstances outside of his control separate him from his mistress and the only life he has ever known, EO begins an adventurous journey through the modern European countryside. Along the way he has many encounters and experiences …

Thurs. 16 Mar.
Director: Todd Field
Cast: Cate Blanchett, Nina Hoss, Noémie Merlant, Sophie Kauer, Mark Strong
Film info: 157 mins. USA. 2022. 15A (IFCO rating)

Composer and conductor Lydia Tár (Cate Blanchett) is a classical music superstar. Her acclaimed run as chief conductor of the Berlin Philharmonic is about to reach its crescendo with a performance of Mahler’s Fifth Symphony. But Tár also has a history of abusing her power. As investigations into Tár’s past behaviour begin, her professional and personal lives start spiralling out of control.

Holy Spider
Thurs. 23 Mar.
Director: Ali Abbasi
Cast: Zar Amir-Ebrahimi, Mehdi Bajestani, Arash Ashtiani, Forouzan Jamshidnejad
Film info: 117 mins. Germany / Denmark / France / Sweden. 2022. 16 (IFCO rating)

In the Iranian city of Mashhad, Saeed believes he is on a ‘holy quest’. By day, he is an unassuming family man. At night, he lures female sex workers to his apartment and murders them. As Saeed continues to escape arrest, journalist Rahimi arrives in the city. She’s determined to investigate the serial killer case, even if that means putting herself in danger.

Thurs. 30 Mar.
Director: Mario Martone
Cast: Pierfrancesco Favino; Francesco Di Leva; Tommaso Ragno
Film info: 2022 Italy, France 118 mins Cert: 15A. Language: Italian, Arabic

After spending 40 years between Lebanon and Egypt, entrepreneur Felice returns to his hometown of Naples, Italy. Here he meets Don Luigi, a priest who fights the Camorra and tries to give the young people a better future. Felice discovers again places and codes of the city, facing a past that eats him away.

Thurs. 6 Apr.
Director: Hirokazu Kore-eda
Cast: Song Kang-ho, Gang Dong-won, Lee Ji-eun, Bae Doona
FILM INFO: 129 minutes, South Korea, 2022, Cert TBC

After leaving her son in a Busan church’s “baby box”, young mother So-young has a change of heart. But her child has already been taken by a couple of makeshift “brokers”, who try to sell babies to wealthy couples for money, and are also unknowingly under surveillance by two detectives. When So-young confronts the brokers, things take an unexpected turn.

Plan 75
Thurs. 13 Apr.
Japanese Film Festival screening
Director: Chie Hayakawa
Cast: Stefanie Arianne, Chieko Baisho, Hayato Isomura
Film info: 113 mins, Japan, 2022

Plan 75 follows three characters in a near-future Japan where the government has introduced a ‘voluntary euthanasia’ scheme - the ‘Plan 75’ of the title - in a bid to combat the challenges posed by an ageing population. In her first feature, Chie Hayakawa builds on her own short from the anthology film Ten Years Japan (JFF 2019). This is a film that - through its sci-fi-tinged central conceit - deftly explores the dangers of neglecting a society’s senior citizens, while also proving a compelling and compassionate character-led drama.

Sligo Film Society is delighted to be part of The Japanese Film Festival ’23 which is co-organised by the Embassy of Japan, accessCINEMA and the Ireland Japan Association.

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