Sat 27th Oct 2018 – The Party – in Rathanna Hall at 8pm
Dir: Sally Potter
UK 2017 71 mins Cert: CLUB
Starring: Patricia Clarkson, Bruno Ganz, Cherry Jones, Emily Mortimer. Cillian Murphy, Kirsten Scott Thomas, Timothy Spall
Janet has just been appointed minister in the shadow cabinet – the crowning achievement of her political career. She and her husband Bill plan to celebrate this with a few close friends. The guests arrive at their home in London but the party takes an unexpected turn for the worse when Bill suddenly makes two explosive revelations that shock Janet and everyone present to the core. Love, friendships, political convictions and a whole way of life are now called into question. Underneath their cultivated liberal left-wing surface people are seething. Their dispute leads to the big guns being brought out – even in a literal sense.
For her eighth theatrical feature British director and screenwriter Sally Potter, who last took part in the Berlinale Competition with Rage in 2009, has invited a stellar cast to join her party. Beginning as a subtly witty comedy replete with sharp-tongued dialogue, the film later veers off into tragedy. When life can no longer be controlled by reason, people will fight tooth and nail to protect their seemingly stable existence.
-Berlin International Film Festival 2017
**DATE CHANGE **now Sun 25th Nov 2018 – Wajib – in Rathanna Hall at 8pm
Film screening moved from Sat 24th to Sun 25th Nov
Due to a bereavement in the Parish with removal to Rathanna church & Hall on Saturday evening we have rescheduled the film WAIJIB to this Sunday night 25th @ 8pm.
We apologise for this change at such short notice
Director: Annemarie Jacir
CAST: Mohammad Bakri, Saleh Bakri, Maria Zreik, Rana Alamuddin
96 minutes, Palestine, France, Germany, Colombia, Norway, Qatar, United Arab Emirates, 2017, CLUB TBC
Architect Shadi returns from Italy to his native Nazereth for his sister’s upcoming marriage. He has reluctantly agreed to honour his “wajib” or duty, to accompany his father in hand-delivering invitations for the wedding. Forced to spend time together after many years apart, past tensions and differences between father and son come to the surface. But as their journey continues, both men also start to get to know and understand each other better….
In Wajib, Palestinian director Annemarie Jacir uses a centuries-old custom as a simple device to explore familial and intergenerational tensions for contemporary Palestinians. Real-life father-and-son Mohammad and Saleh Bakri (The Band’s Visit) infuse their characters with warmth and humour. The result is a poignant yet entertaining drama.
‘The Drummer and the Keeper’, Sat 27th Jan 2018 in Rathanna Hall- 8pm doors open
The Drummer and the Keeper
Special Guest at our Sat 27th Jan screening is Director Nick Kelly after screening Q&A with Brian Hand
Dir: Nick Kelly, Ireland, 2017, 92 mins, Cert: 15A
Starring: Dermot Murphy, Jacob McCarthy, Kelly and Peter Coonan
You find true friendship in the craziest of places! Gabriel is a chaotic young rock drummer desperate to hide his recent bipolar diagnosis from his increasingly exasperated bandmates. When forced to bond with Christopher, an institutionalised 17-year-old with Asperger’s Syndrome, it results in a very unlikely friendship!
-Galway Film Fleadh 2017
“An uplifting comedic story of an unlikely friendship between Gabriel, a rock ‘n’ roll party animal with bipolar disorder and an institutionalised goalkeeper who suffers from Aspergers Syndrome.”
Rosalie Blum, Sat 24th February 2018, in Rathanna Hall-8pm doors open
Director: Julien Rappeneau
CAST: Noémie Lvovsky, Kyan Khojandi, Alice Isaaz, Sara Giraudeau
95 minutes, France, 2016, CLUB
A random encounter has unexpected and life-changing consequences for three characters in Rosalie Blum, a quirky, heart-warming tale based on the graphic novel trilogy by French artist Camille Jourdy. This enchanting directorial debut from French screenwriter Julien Rappeneau (Bon Voyage, 36 Quai des Orfèvres) is a witty and ingeniously crafted comedy.
Winner, Audience Award, Gijón International Film Festival 2016
Presented in partnership with the Embassy of France and Institut Français.