CORK CINE CLUB PRESENTS THE FINAL FILM IN SEASON 7
‘THE KID WITH A BIKE’
– Winner of the Cannes Film Festival Grand Jury Prize 2011 –
Thursday 13 December
Screening in St. John’s Central College at 8pm
Please join us for mulled wine and
mince pies at 7:30pm on Thursday.
Cork Cine Club presents The Kid With a Bike (Le Gamin au Vélo – France)on Thursday 13 December at 8pm in St. John’s Central College. It is the last film in the Cine Club’s seventh season of the best in independent world cinema. Stay tuned for the announcement of Season 8 which will begin on 24 January.
Winner of the Grand Jury Prize at the 2011 Cannes Film Festival, this deeply moving and hope-filled film delves into the emotional life of an abandoned, disenfranchised 11-year-old boy. Directed by two-time Palme d’Or winners, the Dardenne brothers, it was honoured with a Golden Globe nomination for Best Foreign Language Film.
Young Cyril tries to find his irresponsible father who has abandoned him to a care home, and retrieve his precious bicycle. During the search he clings to hairdresser Samantha who agrees to foster him at weekends. But Cyril won’t give up on his father – or trouble. This social-realist drama set in the suburban-rural hinterland of the directors’ native Belgium, dwells on the theme of parent and child, and father and son. It is raw but compassionate, naturalistic but compelling.
Typical of the Dardenne’s work, and what makes it so vibrant – along with soaring Beethoven music – is that they ask the most urgent questions we can ask of ourselves including, what is it to be human.
Directors : Jean-Pierre & Luc Dardenne. Belgium, 2011. 87 minutes. Cert: 12A. Language: French (subtitled).
See www.corkcineclub.com, Facebook and Twitter for trailers, reviews and more. Tickets, €8.50/€7 (includes Cine Club membership), are sold at the door. Foreign language films are subtitled.
Cork Cine Club is supported by access>CINEMA, a resource organization for regional cultural cinema, and by The Arts Council of Ireland.