Irish Film Institute – New releases: Nothing Compares, The Lost King, Vicky & more
Opening this week are Sinéad O’Connor documentary Nothing Compares, comedy-drama about the lost remains of Richard III The Lost King and Vicky, an eloquent and compassionate portrait of an Irish CervicalCheck activist.
Special events at the IFI this week include Folds as part of this month’s Irish Focus screening on Monday 10th. Our From The Vaults strand this month presents a free but ticketed screening of Inis Fáil – Isle of Destiny on Thursday 13th, as part of Dublin Festival of History 2022.
This year’s IFI Horrorthon kicks off from Thursday 27th to Monday 31st. GAZE Online, a selection of festival favourites and exclusive online offerings is available to stream on IFI@Home nationwide until tomorrow, Saturday 8th.
OPENING TODAY AT THE IFI
dir. Kathryn Ferguson
This film reflects on the legacy of the fearless trailblazer Sinéad O’Connor through a contemporary feminist lens.
THE LOST KING
dir. Stephen Frears
The true story of a woman who took on the UK’s most eminent historians and forced them to reconsider one of their most infamous kings.
dir. Sasha King
Chronicling activist Vicky Phelan’s life and fight for justice for herself and for other women suffering the same plight.
ALSO SCREENING AT THE IFI
👧🏻 Colm Bairéad’s stunning slow-cinema drama An Cailín Ciúin
🐶 Warm-hearted, Irish language feature Róise & Frank
🤖 Kogonada’s meditative After Yang
👨🎤 David Bowie documentary Moonage Daydream
🐎 Bareback horse-racing doc Pure Grit
SPECIAL SCREENINGS AND EVENTS
IRISH FOCUS: FOLDS + Q&A
Monday October 10th, 18.30
Klostės — Folds or Pleats — is a black and white, non-verbal feature film created by the people of Kaunas, Lithuania, together with Irish artist and filmmaker, Aideen Barry. Celebrating the architecture of Kaunas and empowering local artists in the authorship of the work Folds is a visually sumptuous, immersive piece.
FROM THE VAULTS: IFI & DUBLIN FESTIVAL OF HISTORY: INIS FÁIL – ISLE OF DESTINY
Thursday October 13th, 18.30
Writer James Plunkett (Strumpet City) is best known for his depictions of Dublin’s inner city life. However, in 1971 he was invited to write more broadly about Irish society and to present a general portrait of Ireland for the BBC. Inis Fáil – Isle of Destiny takes Plunkett to traditional beauty spots such as Glendalough and also to some unexpected locations – Liberty Hall, J.M. Synge’s cottage and a cooperative farming community established by Fr. McDyer in Co. Donegal.
This is a free but ticketed event. Book tickets at the IFI Box Office in person or over the phone on (01) 679 5744.
IFI HORRORTHON RETURNS!
OCT 27TH – 31ST
We are delighted to welcome audiences to this year’s IFI Horrorthon, a weekend celebrating all that is best in horror. This year’s selection includes films from locations as far-flung as Thailand and Mexico, as well as the opening film of this year’s Cannes Film Festival, and new 4K restorations of some of the best films by the legendary Dario Argento. We very much look forward to sharing this year’s films with you.
RENT ON IFI@HOME
There are over 170 titles to rent on IFI@Home, available to browse here. Today’s F-rated* pick is Nathalie Biancheri’s elegantly controlled character study Nocturnal.
*Any film directed and/or written by a woman receives an F-rating, highlighting the substantial contribution of women to the film industry.