Pop the popcorn.
Having gone from strength to strength over its (now) 66 years, a testament to the dedication of local film fans who have made it what it is today, Cork Film Festival is back this weekend.
The programme will run for 17 days, November 5th – 21st, 2021, in Cork City, County and online, with something for everyone, from fans of genre films, documentaries and experimental cinema to thoughtful picks for families, children and young cinemagoers.
If the popularity of Squid Games on Netflix is anything to go by, the modern audience is more open than ever to watching subtitled movies. This weekend, we’ll be joining them to dip our toes into some of the international film offerings as well as marvel at local and national talent and some good old guilty pleasures to take us down memory lane.
Here are five quirky picks to check out:
“Marie and Marie are very bad, very spoiled girls.” says the description for this film, by female director Věra Chytilová’. Okay, we’re intrigued. Daisies is an experimental comedy in the typical style of New Wave Czech directors in the 1960s and explores anarchic, feminist, and surrealist themes.
Catch Daisies on Saturday, November 6th, 1:30pm at The Everyman Theatre
Irish Shorts 1: In Competition
The second Irish Shorts competition is already sold out so move fast if you want in on this one. There are documentaries, comedies, animation and drama to enjoy at the Gate Cinema. All shorts, all Irish, all sure to make a lasting impression.
See the full list on the Cork Film Festival site.
Boiling Point Film + Supper
If dinner and a show sounds like a decent night out, this one’s for you.
First you eat (a three-course supper and glass of wine in the River Club) and then you watch the electric Stephan Graham in one continuous 90-minute shot in Philip Barantini’s adrenaline-fuelled film Boiling Point. You might remember Stephen Graham from The Irishman or Snatch, where he plays Turkish’s caravan-losing sidekick Tommy. He is definitely one of our favourite, and underrated, British actors.
Style-wise, if you’ve seen Locke with Tom Hardy, you will love Boiling Point.
Boiling Point will be shown at the Gate Cinema on Monday, November 8th. Tickets are €50 here.
Disco Pigs stars Cillian Murphy and Elaine Cassidy in a wonderful adaptation of Enda Walsh’s play by the same name. Pig and Runt are Irish teenagers with their own language, world, and insular bond. An absolutely wonderful and weird story that is as intense as it is funny.
An Irish classic, not to be missed on the big screen.
Catch it at The Gate Cinema on November 11th, 2021.
We all lived through the era, we all loved it and we all wanted that computerised wardrobe that selects your outfit… like what? Why doesn’t that exist in2021? Clueless, you promised us!
Take a trip down memory lane, enjoy the outfits and bring your girlfriends out for a night of pure nostalgia to watch Cher navigate it all over again.
Clueless is showing on Saturday, November 4th and Wednesday, November 10th at the Gate Cinema.
See Cork Film Festival website for full listings and details.