Sligo Film Society Autumn/Winter ’23

From Thu. 21 Sep. 2023

We are delighted to announce the return of Sligo Film Society on Thursday evenings from 21 Sep. 2023.

Sligo film society will meet every Thursday at 8pm.

Admission €9 / €7 (conc.)

Tickets can be purchased on the door.


Thu. 21 Sep. 2023, 8pm 

Director: Charlotte Regan
Cast: Harris Dickinson, Lola Campbell, Alin Uzun
Film info: 84 minutes, United Kingdom, 2023, 12A (IFCO cert)

12-year-old Georgie is determined to fend for herself following the death of her mother. She lies to teachers and social workers in a bid to keep under the radar. Her estranged dad Jason suddenly arrives to look after her, upsetting this balance. Their relationship; initially hostile, soon becomes a reluctant reunion, proving to be exactly what they have both needed.


Thu. 28 Sep. 2023, 8pm 

Director: Emanuele Crialese
Cast: Penélope Cruz, Vincenzo Amato, Luana Giuliani
Film info: 99 minutes, Italy, France, 2022, TBC (IFCO), 12 (BBFC)

In 1970s Rome, Adriana (Luana Giuliani) is a teenage girl who identifies as a boy named Andrea. His family is in turmoil, as his strict entitled father pushes his loving and protective mother Clara (Penélope Cruz) into depression. In mixing genres and staging musical numbers, L’immensita becomes a freewheeling, effortless meditation on growing up, fitting in and breaking the mould.


Thu. 5 Oct. 2023, 8pm 

Director: Christian Petzold
Cast: Thomas Schubert, Paula Beer, Langston Uibel, Enno Trebs, Matthias Brandt
Film info: 103 minutes, Germany, 2023, Cert TBC

Writer Leon and photographer Felix travel to a holiday home on the Baltic coast for the summer – Leon needs to finish his second book, while Felix works on his portfolio, Their plans are upended when they arrive to find Nadja, an unexpected houseguest, already settled in. Initially irritated, the stand-offish Leon finds himself gradually intrigued by the fun-loving Nadja…

War Pony

Thu. 12 Oct. 2023, 8pm 

Director: Gina Gammell, Riley Keough
Cast: Iona Red Bear, LaDainian Crazy Thunder, Jojo Bapteise Whiting
Film info: 114 minutes, USA, 2022, 15A (IFCO), 15 (BBFC)

Intertwining the stories of two Lakota boys on the Pine Ridge Reservation, War Pony is a tender portrait of the difficulties faced by twenty-three-year-old Bill (Jojo Bapteise Whiting), who hustles for a better life through odd jobs and get-rich-quick schemes, and twelve-year-old Matho (LaDainian Crazy Thunder), who, in his over eagerness to gain his father's approval, desperately loses his way.

La Syndicaliste

Thu. 19 Oct. 2023, 8pm 

Director: Jean-Paul Salomé
Cast: Isabelle Huppert, Grégory Gadebois, François-Xavier Demaison, Marina Foïs
Film info: 122 mins. France / Germany. 15A (IFCO rating)

The true story of Irishwoman Maureen Kearney (Isabelle Huppert), the head union representative of Areva, a French multinational nuclear energy company with projects all over the world, who became a whistle-blower, denouncing top-secret deals that shook the French nuclear sector, is recounted in Jean-Paul Salomé’s gripping drama, based on the book La Syndicaliste by investigative journalist Caroline Michel-Aguirre. Steely in her resolve, yet isolated and vulnerable, Maureen was relentless in her fight against corrupt government ministers and industry leaders, bringing the scandal to light and defending the rights of more than 50,000 European workers. When she is violently assaulted in her own home, Maureen is treated with incredulity by the police, who ultimately accuse her of staging her own sexual assault, forcing her to defend herself at a humiliating trial. (Notes by David O’Mahony)

The Blue Caftan

Thu. 26 Oct. 2023, 8pm 

Director: Maryam Touzani
Cast: Lubna Azabal, Saleh Bakri, Ayoub Missioui
Film info: 122 minutes, France, Morocco, Belgium, 2022, CLUB

Halim (Saleh Bakri) has been married for a long time to Mina (Lubna Azabal), with whom he runs a traditional caftan store in the médina of Salé, in Morocco. As Mina’s health begins to fade, they employ a young man as an apprentice. The new arrival unknowingly upset a carefully balanced marriage designed to hide a secret.


Thu. 2 Nov. 2023, 8pm 

Director: Lukas Dhont
Cast: Eden Dambrine, Gustav de Waele, Émilie Dequenne, Léa Drucker
Film info: 104 minutes, Belgium, Netherlands, France, 2022, Cert 15A

Thirteen-year-old Rémi and Léo are best friends, spending as much of their summer as possible with each other. But when the two boys start high school, their genuine and intense closeness is suddenly questioned and ridiculed by their peers. Léo starts to distance himself from his friend, leading to tragedy. The second film from Lukas Dhont (Girl) is unforgettably heart-breaking.


Thu. 9 Nov. 2023, 8pm 

Director: Cristian Mungiu
Cast: Eden Marin Grigore, Judith State, Macrina Bârlădeanu
Film info: 127 mins. Romania / France / Belgium / Sweden. 2022. 15A (IFCO) / 15 (BBFC)

When Matthias returns home to Transylvania, he attempts to reconnect with his family, and his former lover Csilla. Csilla helps manage the local commercial bakery, the town’s sole remaining employment hub. When the owners bring in two workers from Sri Lanka to fill staffing gaps, the local residents’ xenophobic beliefs reawaken - leading to a series of violent confrontations.

Love According to Dalva

Thu. 16 Nov. 2023, 8pm 

Director: Emmanuelle Nicot
Cast: Zelda Samson, Alexis Maneti, Fanta Guirassy
Film info: 83 mins. France. 2022. IFCO rating: 15A

After her abusive father is arrested,12-year-old Dalva is taken into care. As she acts more like an adult than a child, Dalva's social workers and new roommates find it difficult to connect with her. Gradually with their help, she accepts that her relationship with her father was not normal, allowing her to finally experience the joys of childhood she was previously denied.

The Eight Mountains (Le Otto Montagne)

Thu. 23 Nov. 2023, 8pm 

Directors: Felix van Groeningen, Charlotte Vandermeersch
Cast: Luca Marinelli, Alessandro Borghi
Film info: 147 minutes, Italy, Belgium, France, 2022, Cert 15A

Over one summer in a remote village in the Italian Alps, 12-year-old city boy Pietro meets and befriends Bruno, the only remaining local child.

 The strong bond that the pair form becomes a close friendship that will last over the future decades, with the two returning to the mountains every summer to reconnect, no matter how their lives are unfolding.

Return to Seoul

Thu. 30 Nov. 2023, 8pm 

Director: Davy Chou
Cast: Park Ji-min, Oh Kwang-rok, Guka Han
Film info: 119 mins. Cambodia / France / Germany / South Korea. 2022. 15A (IFCO rating)

Born in Korea but raised by her adoptive parents in France, 25-year-old Freddie is at an uncertain time in her life when she impulsively travels to her birth country. She discovers there’s an agency that works to connect adopted children with their biological parents. Mere days later, Freddie meets her birth father. However, she quickly discovers her own crisis of identity won’t be so easily resolved…

Typist, Artist, Pirate King

Thu. 7 Dec. 2023, 8pm 

Director: Carol Morley
Cast: Monica Dolan, Kelly Macdonald, Gina McKee
Film info: 106 minutes, UK, 2023, CLUB

From acclaimed British filmmaker, Carol Morley, inspired by the extensive archive of forgotten artist Audrey Amiss, Typist, Artist, Pirate King is a dark, funny road movie. Using Amiss’s diaries, letters and art, the film weaves real events into an imagined journey as Audrey goes on a road trip with her nurse Sandra travelling to a gallery to exhibit her art.

Past Lives

Thu. 14 Dec. 2023, 8pm 

Director: Celine Song
Cast: Greta Lee, Teo Yoo, John Magaro
Film info: 105 minutes, USA, 2023, Cert 12A

Nora and Hae Sung, classmates at primary school in Seoul, have their deep friendship ended abruptly when Nora’s family emigrates.Two decades later, they meet in New York and over one week address notions of chance and circumstance and the choices people make that create a life. Past Lives is an authentically beautiful romantic debut feature from playwright Celine Song.

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