From Thu. 29 Sep. - 29 Dec. 8pm
We are delighted to announce the return of Sligo Film Society on Thursday evenings from 29 Sep.
Sligo film society will meet every Thursday.
Admission €8 / €6 (conc.)
Tickets can be purchased on the door.
Básculas Blanco, a Spanish company in a provincial Spanish town, awaits a committee visit to decide whether they merit a local Business Excellence award. Everything has to be perfect when the time comes. Under increasing pressure, the company's proprietor, Blanco pulls out all the stops to address and resolve issues with his employees, crossing every imaginable line in the process.
Director: Fernando León de Aranoa
Cast: Javier Bardem, Manolo Solo, Almudena Amor, Óscar de la Fuente, Sonia Almarcha
120 minutes, Spain, 2021, 15A, Comedy
A short-tempered father with a broken leg; a boisterous young boy and his older silent brother; a sick dog; and a mother trying to keep the peace. This is a family on a road trip somewhere in Iran. But where are they going and why? As they get closer to their destination, it emerges that this is no ordinary journey…
Director: Panah Panahi
Cast: Hassan Madjooni, Pantea Panahiha, Rayan Sarlak, Amin Simiar
94 minutes, Iran, 2021, 12A
Marianne Winckler (Juliette Binoche), a successful author, relocates to the city of Caen to write an exposé on low paying working conditions. Concealing her true identity, she finds punishing work as a cleaner on a hectic ferry route. As genuine friendships blossom with co-workers, inevitably, Marianne must answer for her duplicity. Is lying justifiable when the aims are considered laudable?
Director: Emmanuel Carrère
Cast: Hélène Lambert, Juliette Binoche, Louise Pociecka
107 minutes, France, 2021,12A
Surviving the horrors of the First World War and decorated for his bravery Siegfried Sassoon became a vocal critic of the war. One of the most celebrated poets of his era, his writing was inspired by his horrific experiences on the western front. His story is one of a conflicted man in a fractured world, searching for peace and self-acceptance.
Director: Terrence Davies
Cast: Jack Lowden, Peter Capaldi, Jeremy Irvine, Calam Lynch, Tom Blyth
137 minutes, UK, 2021, 12A
Thu. 27 Oct.
Róise, a woman still in mourning following the sudden death of her husband Frank, is initially annoyed by a mysterious dog shows up at her door. But a series of eerie coincidences soon has Róise convinced that the dog is Frank, reincarnated. This new canine companion helps Róise overcome her grief, but her cruel neighbour Donncha has some sinister plans for the doggo…
Director: Rachel Moriarty and Peter Murphy
Cast: Bríd Ní Neachtain, Cillian O'Gairbhi, Lorcan Cranitch, Ruadhán de Faoite
84 mins. Ireland. 2022. PG (IFCO rating), Irish language
Both Sides of the Blade
Thu. 10 Nov.
Radio presenter Sara and former rugby player Jean are happily married. Jean has had a stint in prison and has a troubled relationship with his teenage son, but his relationship with his wife is as passionate as ever. Their marriage is thrown into turmoil, however, when Francois – a figure from both their pasts – suddenly re-enters their lives.
Director: Claire Denis
Cast: Juliette Binoche, Vincent Lindon, Grégorie Colin
Film info: 116 mins. France. 2022. 16 (IFCO rating).
Thu. 17 Nov.
Chiara, the 15-year-old daughter of the affluent family, lives an idyllic life in a small town closely associated with criminal organisations.
When her father disappears, Chiara tries to find him, gradually discovering that her family’s ties to the local crime world are more troubling than she thought.
A Chiara is a compelling depiction of a young girl’s loss of innocence.
Director: Jonas Carpignano
FILM INFO: 122 minutes, Italy, France, 2021, 15A
Thu. 24 Nov.
Married filmmakers Chris and Tony travel to the Swedish island of Fårö, where Ingmar Bergman lived and filmed several iconic films. The beautiful island inspires Chris to start writing a screenplay. Her film follows former lovers Amy and Joseph, who are reunited at a wedding on Fårö after many years apart. But that story might reflect some of the cracks forming in Chris and Tony’s own relationship…
Director: Mia Hansen-Løve
Cast: Vicky Krieps, Tim Roth, Mia Wasikowska, Anders Danielsen Lie
Film info: 112 mins. France / Mexico / Brazil / Germany / Sweden (English language). 2021. 15A
Leave No Traces (Żeby nie było śladów)
Thu. 1 Dec.
Poland, 1983. 18-year-old Grzegorz Przemyk and his friend Jurek are arrested without cause by the local militia and brutally beaten. Grzegorz dies from his injuries.
Jurek is the only witness, and his account of his friend’s death soon captures the attention of local and international media. However, the oppressive regime is intent on covering up what actually happened.
Director: Jan P. Matuszynski
Cast: Tomasz Ziętek, Sandra Korzeniak, Mateusz Górski, Jacek Braciak
Film info: 160 minutes, Poland, France, Czechia, 2021, 15A
Moon, 66 Questions
Thu. 8 Dec.
After years abroad, Artemis returns to Athens to care for her father Paris when his health takes a sudden turn for the worse. The pair haven’t spoken for years after a deep rift formed in their relationship. As Artemis cares for the frail Paris, she begins to learn more about her father–including a well-kept secret that challenges her understanding of what unfolded years previously.
Director: Jacqueline Lentzou
Cast: Sofia Kokkali, Lazaros Georgakopoulos, Nikitas Tsakiroglou
Film info: 108mins.Greece / France. 2021.Club.
Brian and Charles
Thu. 15 Dec.
Brian; a lonely, luckless inventor decides to build a robot for company. Enter Charles - Brian’s extraordinary masterpiece, an artificially intelligent robot made from odds and ends, with a personality all of his own and a serious case of wander lust.
Brian and Charles is a heart-warming and entertaining tale about friendship, family, finding love, and letting go.
This screening will be in memory of the late John Gault – SFS committee member, film lover, and friend.
Director: Jim Archer
FILM INFO: 91 minutes, UK, 2022, PG