The Model cinema, in partnership with Sligo Film Society, brings audiences the best in international and independent film. Membership and tickets for individual screenings are available on the door through Sligo Film Society prior to each screening.
All screenings commence at 8pm, unless otherwise stated.
Attendance at a single screening: Adult €8 or Concession €6 on the door.
Membership Season €80 Concession €60
Membership available before each screening

The Model Cinema is also proud to present our Secondary Schools Film Programme, a multi-cultural film programme which supports film in secondary school curricula. Screenings are presented in association with the Irish Film Institute. screenings at 11am, admission is €4 per student.

Additional screenings include:
"Out Of Place" on 25 Feb. (A Film by "Féile na Gréine")
"Wheres The Craic?" on 18 Feb. (A documentary on the Sligo music-scene)


2023 - Secondary School Film Programme


Thu., 26 Jan., 11 am (12+)

€4 per student

Delfín, an 11-year-old boy, lives alone with his father in the muddy outskirts of a Buenos Aires, and dreams of playing French horn in an orchestra. His life is though and far from charmed, but discovering a nearby town is forming a Children’s orchestra Delfín is determined to attend the auditions.  Supported by his ageing music teacher, who taught him to play the French horn, and his boss in the local bakery Delfín will do the impossible to show up for the audition. A weeklong tale of just how far a dream and determination will take you.


My Brothers and I

Thu., 23 Feb., 11 am (15+)

€4 per student

The youngest of four brothers, 14-year-old Nour helps care for his mother who is in a coma. Remembering her passion for Italian Opera, Nour plays it for her, all whilst beginning to develop a passion for the music. Despite rising tensions at home, Nour dreams of escape. A chance meeting with Opera singer Sarah offers the opportunity to explore new horizons and come into his own.


Mediterraneo: The Law of the Sea / Mediterráneo

Thu., 9 Mar. 2023, 11:30am (15+)

€4 per student

As he learns of the growing humanitarian crisis unfolding in the Mediterranean Sea, Spanish lifeguard Òscar Camps decides to head to the Greek island of Lesbos along with his reluctant colleague Gerard. Once on the island, they’re faced with the enormity of the situation. With limited resources, the pair struggle to do what they can to help the continued stream of people arriving, working against determined people smugglers and inert local coastguards.

Contains dramatised scenes of rescue from refugee crisis and one scene of childbirth.

2021 • Spain/Greece • Drama• 109 mins  Director: Marcel Barrena

2023 - Sligo Film Society

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.

Thurs. 13 Apr.
Japanese Film Festival screening

The Japanese Film Festival Ireland is co-organised by the Embassy of Japan, accessCINEMA and the Ireland Japan Association. A selection of the finest in contemporary Japanese cinema will be touring to various venues throughout Ireland during the month of April. Sligo Film Society is delighted to participate in this tour and will announce the title selected for this date in the near future.

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