Irish Film Institute – American Fiction, The Zone of Interest, The Scent of Green Papaya & more

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Opening this week in-cinema are two Oscar-nominated features – Cord Jefferson’s incendiary, insightful, and frequently hilarious debut feature American Fiction and Jonathan Glazer’s chilling portrayal of the banality of evil in The Zone of Interest.

Special events this week include Occupied City followed by an in-person Q&A with Steve McQueen and Bianca Stigter on Saturday 3rd, Journey to Italy as part of the ClassicsNow festival on Sunday 4th, our From the Vaults screening of Zardoz on Tuesday 6thThe Scent of Green Papaya screening as part of East Asia Film Festival and Dublin Lunar New Year on Wednesday 7th, and a brand new 4K restoration of Days of Heaven on Sunday 4th and Thursday 8th.

Meanwhile on IFI@Home, a selection of films showcasing the latest generation of French filmmakers is now streaming as part of MyFrenchFilmFestival.

OPENING THIS WEEK AT THE IFI

AMERICAN FICTION

dir. Cord Jefferson

Tired of his culture being represented by tropes, a black author pens a satirical lampoon.

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THE ZONE OF INTEREST

dir. Jonathan Glazer

Commandant Rudolf Höss and his wife Hedwig run a household at the edge of Auschwitz.

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ALSO SCREENING AT THE IFI

☀ Free midday screenings of this month’s Archive at Lunchtime

🌟 Deeply moving All Of Us Strangers

🧠 Clever and playful Poor Things

🎄 Bittersweet dramedy The Holdovers

OCCUPIED CITY + Q&A (IN-PERSON)

Saturday 3rd, 13.00

Where do the memories of a city go?

From Oscar- and BAFTA-winning filmmaker and Turner Prize-winning visual artist Steve McQueen, comes this mesmerising and monumental excavation of how the past haunts our precarious present: mirroring it and warning us in plain sight.

This screening will be followed by an in-person Q&A with Steve McQueen and Bianca Stigter. Very limited tickets remaining.

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FROM THE VAULTS: ZARDOZ

Tuesday 6th, 18.20

Marking the 50th anniversary of its release in Los Angeles on February 6th, 1974, we are delighted to present this cult classic on the big screen.

In a post-apocalyptic world, barbarians (the Brutals) worship the stone idol Zardoz while growing food in the Outlands for a hidden elite, the Eternals. The Brutal Zed (a ponytailed Sean Connery) becomes curious about Zardoz, and his curiosity forces a confrontation between the two camps.

This screening will be introduced by filmmaker Paul Duane.

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EAFFI & DUBLIN LUNAR NEW YEAR FESTIVAL: THE SCENT OF GREEN PAPAYA

Wednesday 7th, 18.15

The East Asia Film Festival Ireland (EAFFI) is delighted to be partnering with Dublin Lunar New Year and Asia Market to present The Scent of Green Papaya.

The slow decline of a society, its family life, gender and class, mirrors the coming-of-age and romantic blossoming of servant girl Mùi in writer-director Tran Anh Hùng’s brilliant debut feature.

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ALSO SHOWING

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CLASSICSNOW: JOURNEY TO ITALY

Sunday 4th, 16.00

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DAYS OF HEAVEN 4K

Sunday 4th, 18.20

Thursday 8th, 18.30

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RENT ON IFI@HOME

There are over 170 titles to rent on IFI@Home, available to browse here.

Ten more titles are available to rent as part oMyFrenchFilmFestival until February 10th.

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