We Are Celebrating Our Tenth Season!

Happy New Year to you all. Wishing you a wonderful and film filled 2013. We are smiling as this is our tenth season. It feels like a bit of an achievement and we are proud!
So to continue the tradition we are offering another 3 films that we hope will interest you in different ways for different reasons.
As usual all films are screened in Desmond Complex at 8pm and are for 0ver 18s. We suggest you arrive a little earlier and enjoy a cuppa or a glass of wine. Entrance is 7 euros.

Samsara Fri 1st Feb 2013

Director:Ron Fricke, USA, 2011, 99 mins
Filmed over nearly five years in twenty-five countries on five continents, and shot on seventy-millimetre film, Samsara transports us to the varied worlds of sacred grounds, disaster zones, industrial complexes, and natural wonders. From the makers of Baraka and winner of the 2012 Film Critics Award for Best Documentary, Dublin International Film Festival.

Women on the 6th Floor, Fri 1st March 2013

Director: Philippe Le Guay, France,2010, 118 mins
In 1960s Paris, a conservative couple’s lives are turned upside down by two Spanish maids. Jean-Louis (Fabrice Luchini, Potiche) lives a bourgeois existence absorbed in his work, cohabitating peacefully with his neurotic socialite wife Suzanne (Sandrine Kiberlain, Mademoiselle Chambon) while their children are away at boarding school. The couple’s world is turned upside-down when they hire a Spanish maid Maria (Natalia Verbeke). Through Maria, Jean-Louis is introduced to an alternative reality just a few floors up on the building’s sixth floor, the servants’ quarters. He befriends a group of sassy Spanish maids (Carmen Maura, Lola Duenas, Berta Ojea, Nuria Sole, Concha Calan), refugees of the Franco regime, who teach him there’s more to life than stocks and bonds.

Barbara, Fri 5th April 2013

Director: Christian Pretzold, Germany, 2012, 105 mins

Winner of the Best Director prize at this year’s Berlin Film Festival, the latest film from Christian Petzold (Yella, Jerichow) is a simmering, impeccably crafted Cold War thriller, starring the gifted Nina Hoss-in her fifth lead role for the director-as a Berlin doctor banished to a rural East German hospital as punishment for applying for an exit visa. As her lover from the West carefully plots her escape, Barbara waits patiently and avoids friendships with her colleagues-except for Andre (Ronald Zehrfeld) the hospital’s head physician, who is warmly attentive to her. But even as she finds herself falling for him, Barbara still cannot be sure that Andre is not a spy. As her defensive wall slowly starts to crumble, she is eventually forced to make a profound decision about her future. A film of glancing moments and dangerous secrets, BARBARA paints a haunting picture of a woman being slowly crushed between the irreconcilable needs of desire and survival. Germany’s official Oscar submission for Best Foreign Language Film

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