We will return to the big screen shortly for our First Friday screenings as usual.
First off we start with the film Force Majeure. This was a film that just lost out on being shown last season, however it stuck with us and we decided to include it this season instead. This dark comedy looks at the consequences for a family of one man’s reaction during an avalanche. Our second film stars the wonderful Charlotte Rampling and Tom Courtenay as a couple ready to celebrate their 45th wedding anniversary but an unexpected blast from the past causes a lot of reflection. And we conclude in April with the Estonian film Tangerines which provides a powerful reflection on war and peace.
All films are shown at Desmond Complex, start at 8pm, cost €7 entry and are over 18s only. We have refreshments available so you are welcome to arrive a little earlier to relax over a cuppa or glass of wine. The venue is wheelchair accessible and has an audio loop.
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Here is some further information on the upcoming films.
FORCE MAJEURE. Friday 5th January 2016. 8pm
Director: Ruben Ostlund. Sweden. 2014. 120 mins. Lauguage : English, Swedish, Norweigan, French.
This dark comedy brings us on the journey of family on a ski holiday in the French Alps who find themselves faced with an avalanche during lunch one day. In the aftermath, their dynamic has been shaken to its core, with a question mark hanging over their patriarch in particular.
45 YEARS. Friday 4th March 2016. 8pm
Director: Andrew Haigh. UK. 2014. 93 mins. Language: English.
Kate is in the middle of preparations for her 45thwedding anniversary when her husband Geoff suddenly receives news which pulls him back into the past. Fifty years ago his then girlfriend had a fatal accident in the Swiss Alps.Now, finally, her body has been found,frozen in ice and time. Kate and Geoff are both shocked but are unable to share their insecurity with each other. He retreats ever more into a distant world of memories whilst Kate endeavours to suppress her burgeoning jealousy and anxiety with pragmatism. She needs to concentrate on selecting the music and menu for the party and taking care of the other arrangements. Outwardly, everything is business as usual. But the camera cautiously
registers how a well-tuned coexistence is going out
of kilter. Whether over a shared breakfast or a lonely wander through the town, Kate feels more and more like a stranger in her own life. 45 Years tells the story of two people who, caught up in unexpected emotions, are forced to bolster themselves against unfamiliar feelings and, in doing so, have the rug pulled out from under their feet. After 45 years, which feeling will prevail on the couple’s big day? – Berlin Film Festival 2015
TANGERINES. Friday 1st April 2016. 8pm
Director: Zaza Urushadze. Estonia/Georgia. 2013. 89 mins. Language: Estonian, Russian.
Set during the brutal 1992 Georgian-Abkhazian conflict, Zaza
Urushadze’s anti-war story roots inself in the neutral viewpoint of
elderly Estonian farmer Ivo (Lembit Ulfsak).
After a shootout between Georgian soldiers and Checen
mercenaries near the local tangerine orchard, Ivo finds himself
nursing two wounded men from opposite sides in his small house.
As both men get better and Ivo remains stoically neutral, refusing
to allow bloodshed under his own roof, the stage is set for a
brilliant examination of conflict and humanity.
Strong performances and an atmospheric soundtrack add to this
simple yet tense and emotionally-powerful piece