Leave No Trace – Sat March 30th 2019 at 8pm in Rathanna Hall

Leave No Trace

Director:  Debra Granik

Cast:   Thomasin McKenzie, Ben Foster, Jeffery Rifflard

109 mins, USA, 2018, PG

Trailer 

A self-sufficient father and daughter, live happily on the fringes of society.

Will, a war veteran suffering from PTSD, and teenager Tom, live in a vast park in Portland. When the authorities discover them social services intervene. Will quietly prepares for them to disappear but Tom is beginning to enjoy this world…

Enthralling with touching performances from McKenzie and Foster.

 

 ‘Debra Granik’s follow-up to Winter’s Bone is delicate family drama at heart’

-Tara Brady, The Irish Times

‘a film that never overwhelms but it lingers, leaving its mark on the viewer.’

-Tim Grierson, ScreenDaily

 

‘A father and his 13 year-old daughter are living in a paradisiacal existence in a vast urban park in Portland Oregon when a small mistake derails their lives forever….Captivating’

-David Edelstein, Vulture

The Workshop – 8pm in Rathanna Hall – Sat 26th January  

 

The Workshop                                                                                             

L’atelier

Dir: Laurent Cantet   France            2017                113  mins                   Cert: 15

Language: French

Starring: Marina Foïs, Matthieu Lucci, Florian Beaujean

Trailer:

From Laurent Cantet, writer-director of Palme d’Or-winner The Class, and writer Robin Campillo (120 Beats Per Minute) comes The Workshop, a riveting contemporary drama that blends social commentary with a complex study of the modern world. Set in La Ciotat, France, the film centres around Antoine (Matthieu Lucci), a teenager who attends a summer writing class. Alongside a group of other students, Antoine is tasked with writing a crime thriller with the help of celebrated novelist Olivia Dejazet (Marina Foïs, Polisse), on the basis that the final piece is connected with the town’s industrial past. While the class set about their projects, Olivia is captivated by Antoine’s anxious and aggressive behaviour. This is reflected in his prose, which becomes more violent and disturbing in its depiction of political radicalism – a provocative streak Olivia is at once troubled and fascinated by.

Dogman – 8pm in Rathanna Hall – Sat 23rd Feb

Dogman

Director: Matteo Garrone

CAST: Marcello Fonte, Edoardo Pesce, Nunzia Schiano

Italien

Trailer

FILM INFO:  102 minutes, Italy, France, 2018, CLUB TBC

 

Marcello is a gentle dog-groomer who runs his own parlour in a run-down seaside town in Campania, Italy. He is part of a close-knit neighbourhood, which leads a relatively peaceful existence, except when terrorised by violent former boxer Simone. Believing that he can befriend and pacify this local thug, Marcello gets caught up in a world of petty crime and drugs, a mistake that will have far-reaching consequences for him.

 

Acclaimed Italian director Matteo Garrone (Gomorrah, Tale of Tales) returns with this latest film – a powerful atmospheric, gripping drama, which won the Best Actor Prize at the 2018 Cannes Film Festival.

Festivals:

Cannes Film Festival 2018

New Zealand International Film Festival 2018

Awards

Winner – Best Actor, Cannes Film Festival 2018

 

Quotes:

 

★★★★★ “A movie with incomparable bite and strength.” – The Guardian, Cannes Film Festival 2018

 

★★★★ “Dogman unfolds its relatively straightforward story with both thrilling style and serious moral force” – The Telegraph, Cannes Film Festival 2018

 

 

Other

Winner – Palm Dog, Cannes Film Festival 2018

 

 

Don’t Worry, He Won’t Get Far on Foot – 8pm in Rathanna Hall  – Sat 30th March

 

Don’t Worry He Won’t Get Far on Foot                                                                

Director:  Gus Van Sant

Cast: Joaquin Phoenix, Jonah Hill, Rooney Mara, Jack Black

FILM INFO:

114 mins France, USA 2018, 15A

Trailer:

John Callahan has a drinking problem.  After one all day and all night bender he is involved in a catastrophic car accident that leaves him quadriplegic.  But he doesn’t want to stop drinking, not yet.  Gus Van Sant’s effervescent bio-pic takes you on John’s journey to sobriety, through recover and relapse and towards understanding and self-acceptance.  This gem of a film has a narrative punctuated with Callaghan’s irreverent cartoons, black humour, an unconventional timeline and a cast of quirky cohorts.  A joyful and unconventional celebration of the recovery process and of life and all its glorious challenges.

Festivals:

Sundance Film Festival 2018

Berlin International Film Festival 2018