Cannes Film Festivals Best Actor Winner on screen this week

Presented in collaboration with the Irish Film Institute & The Model Cinema, welcomes March with a variety of enthralling cinematic experiences and exceptional performances, from winners of The Cannes Film Festival to Oscar nominees.

The spring season continues this week with a Danish spine-tingling thriller, ‘The Hunt’. Thomas Vinterberg directs this powerful and unsettling film that is complemented by an utterly compelling storyline set against a backdrop of insatiably good cinematography. The emotive lead role has won Mads Mikkelsen best actor at The Cannes Film Festival, an extremely talented actor still best known as the Bond villain in ‘Casino Royal’. Mikkelsen plays a popular teacher working as a kindergarten assistant, recently divorced and a cheerful participant in the local annual deer hunt, until a serious accusation is made against him and the situation violently escalates out of control.

Later in the month, The Model will screen, ‘The Sessions’, Helen Hunt is nominated for an Oscar for Best Supporting Actress for her role as a fearless sex therapist in this touching witty true-life story of the writer, Mark O’Brien (played by John Hawkes, who was brilliant as the freakish leader of a cult in last year’s, ‘Martha Marcy May Marlene’).

To celebrate St. Patrick’s day The Model will screen, Dreamtime, Revisited, a documentary by Dónal Ó Céilleachair and Julius Ziz is a “walkabout in dreamtime Ireland” inspired by the works of Irish writer, poet and philosopher, John Moriarty considered by many “as a major writer, comparable to Yeats, Joyce and Beckett. Scored by a beautiful soundtrack composed by Peadar Ó Riada.

The Model Cinema programme is available to view online on The Model website, > or by calling the box office on 071-9141405. Screening Times: Wednesday and Thursday at 8pm, with Sunday matinee at 3pm.

Admission: Full Price – €8/ Student& Concession Price – €6/ Online Price: €7. Present your cinema ticket at Slice Café at The Model and gain a 10% discount on your purchase