CORK CINE CLUB ANNOUNCES NEW SEASON OF TEN FILMS REPRESENTING THE BEST OF INDEPENDENT WORLD CINEMA
Season Eight Begins on Thursday 24 January in St. John’s Central College
Cork Cine Club offers cinematic adventures from around the globe with a new season of ten films from Albania, Belgium, China, France, Germany, Palestine, Portugal, the UK and USA. Included in the eclectic mix are two documentaries, bringing a new dimension to the Cine Club’s eighth season of the best of international independent cinema.
The ten films will be shown on Thursdays at 8pm from 24 January through to 18 April in St. John’s Central College, just steps from the South Mall. Details, reviews and trailers can be found on www.corkcineclub.com.
First up in the season is THE SNOWS OF KILIMANJARO(Les Neiges Du Kilimanjaro) on Thursday 24 January. This 2011 French film about the ethical and emotional adjustments of middle age is set in director Robert Guédiguian’s signature location of Marseille.
Fifty-year-old Michel is a man of principle. When his union holds a lottery to see which men will be laid off, he includes his name, and finds himself faced with early retirement. It’s an adjustment, but he has his modest pension, a happy marriage and plenty of grandchildren to occupy his time, along with the sense that he did the right thing.
Then, one evening, Michel and his wife are the victims of a violent crime. The trauma of this crime is bad enough, but when Michel learns the identity of one of the perpetrators, his sense of social justice struggles with his personal rage against the unrepentant young man who robbed and beat them.
This beautifully performed film scores impressive emotional moments as moral certainties are challenged, earning it four stars from The Guardian.
Other Cork Cine Club films to be shown in St. John’s Central College on Thursdays at 8pm are SAMSARA (USA) on Thu 31 January; YOUR SISTER’S SISTER (USA) on 7 February; TABU (Portugal) on 14 February; 5 BROKEN CAMERAS (documentary – France, Israel, Palestine) on 28 February; BARBARA (Germany) on 7 March; SEARCHING FOR SUGARMAN (documentary – UK) on 14 March; THE FORGIVENESS OF BLOOD (Albania) on 21 March; THE GIANTS (Belgium) on 11 April; A SIMPLE LIFE (China) on 18 April.
Please note there are no films on 14 February, 28 March or 4 April. Shorts may be shown before the feature film.
See www.corkcineclub.com, FacebookandTwitter for trailers, reviews and much more. Tickets, €8.50/€7 (includes Cine Club membership), are sold at the door. Foreign language films are subtitled.
Cork Cine Club is a volunteer-run organisation whose mission is to give local audiences the chance to see a range of world cinema not usually available on commercial cinema screens. Since its founding in 2010, the Cine Club has offered more than 70 of the best in independent films to Cork cinephiles.
Cork Cine Club is supported by access>CINEMA, a resource organization for regional cultural cinema, and by The Arts Council of Ireland.