Season 19 is on the way and it’s all very classic!

Another season, another great 3 films to pass the dark nights. And we have a very classic feeling to this season. We kick off with a classic coming of age Irish drama. Followed by a classic black and white love story. And we finish the year with 2 classic French ladies.   We are still screening in Desmond Complex, at 8pm and entry if €7. The venue is wheelchair accessible and there is an audio loop. Refreshments available. Over 18s only.


Handsome Devil. Friday 6th October. 8pm

Director: John Butler. 95 mins. Ireland 2016. Language: English

In this funny and observant coming of age tale from Irish novelist and filmmaker John Butler , bullied outsider Ned and macho athlete Conor are forced to share a bedroom at their rugby-mad boarding school. Their unlikely friendship takes them both bysurprise as they bond over music and begin practicing guitar together. After their supportive English teacher encourages them to enter a local talent competition,Conor faces increasing pressure to choose between manly athletic pursuits and his new love of music. Meanwhile Ned has to decide whether to betray his new friend’s trust to save his own skin. Ultimately, each learns the importance of bravery, loyalty,and finding one’s own voice.

Audi Dublin International Film Festival 2017

The Happiest Day In The Life Of Olli Maki. Friday 3rd November. 8pm

Director: Juho Kuosmanen. 92 minutes, Finland/Germany/Sweden, 2016. Language: Finnish.

Juho Kuosmanen’s impressive debut feature takes its title from central character 25-year old Olli Mäki, a European amateur boxing champion, who is training for the match of a lifetime -the 1962 World Featherweight title against American world champion Davey Moore. As Olli struggles to balance his preparations with the pressures of being in the media spotlight, he also finds himself falling in love with local beauty Raija, much to the dissatisfaction of his ambitious manager Elis. Beautifully shot on 16mm in evocative black and white,and with quietly powerful performances from its cast, this charming portrayal of one man’s challenge to determine his life’s priorities is the most unconventional boxing film and feel-good love story you’ll see this year.

The Midwife. Friday 1st December. 8pm

Director: Martin Provost. 117 mins. France. 2017. Language: French.

Director Martin Provost (Violette, Seraphine) unites two of Frances favourite actors in his tender comedy drama about female friendship and rediscovery. Catherines Deneuve and Catherine Frot play very different women whose shaky reconnection after a number of decades allows them both to learn valuable life lessons from one another. Claire (Frot) is the conscientious Midwife of the title, a single mother whose reservations and self-restraint have left her living an isolated life. Until the day her deceased fathers ex girlfriend makes contact. Beatrice(Deneuve) is a free spirited, professional gambler who wishes to reconnect with Claire’s father. Shocked at the news that he has passed away she implants herself into Claires lifeinstead, bringing chaos, joy and memories of happier times.

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