It’s a New Year and a new start for us!

We hope you had a lovely and peaceful Christmas. Welcome to 2019. For us it really is a fresh start as we have moved our screening location. We are delighted to continue to reside in Desmond Complex but we will now be screening in the dining room downstairs. Who knows hopefully another ten years in our new location!

It is business as usual. First Fridays February, March and April, 8pm, entry €7. No booking necessary, just arrive on the night. Venue is wheelchair accessible. For more information you can contact by email ncwfilmclub@gmail.com or by phone 087 6877970.

 

Leave No Trace. Friday 1st February 2019. 8pm

 

Director : Debra Granik. 109 mins. USA. 2018
A self contained father and daughter, live happily on the fringes of society. Will, a waR veteran, suffering from PTSD, and his teenage daughter Tom, live in a vast urban park in Portland. Will is vigilant about their camp, their rations and the regular drills they have
to remain undercover. Only leaving the park to collect certain supplies, their bond is apparent and unyielding. Until the authorities discover them and social services intervene. Offering help, imposing compliance and conformity, they are given a new home, and a job and school are arranged. Will quietly prepares for them to disappear again but Tom is beginning to enjoy this world…Sensitive and enthralling with intense and touching performances from McKenzie and Foster.

Quotes:
‘Debra Granik’s follow-up to Winter’s Bone is delicate family drama at heart’
-Tara Brady, The Irish Times

‘a film that never overwhelms but it lingers, leaving its mark on the viewer.’
-Tim Grierson, ScreenDaily

‘A father and his 13 year-old daughter are living in a paradisiacal existence in a vast urban park in Portland Oregon when a small mistake derails their lives forever….Captivating’
-David Edelstein, Vulture

 

1945. Friday 1st March 2019. 8pm. 

Director: Ferenc Töröc. 91 Mins. Hungary. 2017.

When two black clad men arrive at a country railway station, a classic western set up appears to be unfolding. But it’s 1945 in Soviet-occupied Hungary in the immediate aftermath of World War II, and by their appearance the men are Orthodox Jews. As the two men make their way to town and word of their arrival spreads, there’s a growing panic amongst some of the more prominent townsfolk – especially town clerk, István, whose son’s wedding is later that day…

This difficult, transitional time in Hungary is a period rarely dealt with in cinema, and certainly not with as much clarity, economy and nuance as Ferenc Török displays here. A rare subject too, the grave and sobering issue of how the Gentile population of Nazi-occupied countries behaved towards Jewish neighbours, and how they have, or haven’t, variously, come to terms with a life based on guilt and betrayal. With its monochrome splendour and striking soundtrack, morally compromised townspeople and its tick-tock narrative towards an unknown conclusion, we’re reminded of nothing more than Fred Zinnemann’s taut and masterful High Noon.

 

Just To Be Sure. Friday 5th April 2019. 8pm

Director: Carine Tardieu. 100 mins France, 2017, Club

Presented with the support of the French Embassy and the Institut Français

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When Erwin (Francois Damiens), a bomb disposal expert in his mid-forties, accidentally discovers that his father is not his biological father his world is turned upside down. As well as tracing his dad he has to juggle his daughters unplanned pregnancy and his aspiring relationship with the sparky local veterinarian Anna (Cecile De France), whom, it turns out may or may not be his sister!
With strong performances from all the cast this is a joyful tale with some moments that touch on the farcical and others that are genuinly touching. Director Carine Tardieu delivers a warm poignant human comedy about the challenges of being a parent and having one!
Quotes:
Just to Be Sure is the kind of intelligent and rather artful French comedy that doesn’t come around so often nowadays. Tardieu juggles lots of heavy issues with a supremely light touch, making us laugh about what would normally be a series of tragic events…
-Jordan Mintzer, The Hollywood Reporter

 

 

 

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