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SHAYDA [Iran/Australia], Thursday 17 October, 8pm

By Homepage, Season 26, Autumn 2024

Online booking is appreciated. Click here to buy tickets for SHAYDA.

An exemplary film that strikes an emotional and thoughtful chord. – Screen Rant

96% Rotten Tomatoes

  • SHAYDA
  • Iran/Australia, 2023 | Language: Persian/English | 1 h 57 min | Cert: CLUB
  • Director:
  • Cast:
  • Foreign language films are subtitled. 
  • Cert: CLUB for over 18s.
  • A short Irish film will be shown before the feature.
  • BOOKING
  • Tickets: €8.50/€7 concession
  • Book online: https://bit.ly/CHANGE THIS
  • Cork Cine Club absorbs the cost of online booking fees.
  • Online booking closes at 5pm on the night of the film.
  • Pay at the door by card or cash. Exact change is appreciated.

Slow

SLOW [Lithuania], Thursday 10 October, 8pm

By Homepage, Season 26, Autumn 2024

Online booking is appreciated. Click here to buy tickets for SLOW.

https://www.theguardian.com/film/article/2024/may/26/slow-review-terrific-lithuanian-drama-of-an-atypical-romance

92% Rotten Tomatoes

  • SLOW
  • Lithuania, 2023 | Language: Lithuania | 1 h 48 min | Cert: CLUB
  • Director: Marija Kavtaradze
  • Cast: Greta Grineviciute, Kestutis Cicenas, Pijus Ganusauskas
  • Foreign language films are subtitled. 
  • Cert: CLUB for over 18s.
  • BOOKING
  • Tickets: €8.50/€7 concession
  • Book online: https://bit.ly/
  • Cork Cine Club absorbs the cost of online booking fees.
  • Online booking closes at 5pm on the night of the film.
  • Pay at the door by card or cash. Exact change is appreciated.

Monster

MONSTER [Japan], Thursday 3 October, 8pm

By Homepage, Season 26, Autumn 2024

Online booking is appreciated. Click here to buy tickets for MONSTER.

Mysterious and deeply moving, Monster is a breath-taking piece of cinema from master
director Hirokazu Kore-eda (Broker, Shoplifters).

When her young son starts to behave strangely, single mother Saori knows that something wrong. Discovering that one of his teachers might be responsible, she storms into the school demanding answers. But as the story unfolds through the eyes of mother,
teacher and child, shocking truths begin to emerge.

A timely tale of family, false impressions, and, ultimately, hope, Kore-eda’s typically sensitive
work features powerful performances and a sublime score from the Oscar-winning composer Ryuichi Sakamoto.

Clarity gradually arrives and the film, like all Kore-eda’s best work, submerges itself in heartfelt humanism and quiet understanding. – The Times [UK]

The performances drawn from child actors are perfect, while their section of the film takes place in colours so bold and vivid it feels as if only children see the world that way. Thanks to Kore-eda, so can we. – The Financial Times

Monster is Hirokazu Kore-eda channelling Christopher Nolan: twisty storytelling in the service of wise empathy. – Empire

Winner, Cannes Film Festival 2023, Best Screenplay

96% Rotten Tomatoes

  • MONSTER
  • Japan, 2023 | Language: Japanese | 2 h 05 min | Cert: 12A
  • Director: Hirokazu Kore-eda
  • Cast: Sakura Andō, Eita Nagayama, Sōya Kurokawa, Hinata Hiiragi
  • Foreign language films are subtitled. 
  • Cert: CLUB for over 18s.
  • BOOKING
  • Tickets: €8.50/€7 concession
  • Book online: https://bit.ly/
  • Cork Cine Club absorbs the cost of online booking fees.
  • Online booking closes at 5pm on the night of the film.
  • Pay at the door by card or cash. Exact change is appreciated.

The Teacher's Lounge

THE TEACHERS’ LOUNGE [Germany], Thursday 26 September, 8pm

By Homepage, Season 26, Autumn 2024

Online booking is appreciated. Click here to buy tickets for THE TEACHERS’ LOUNGE.

Carla [Leonie Benesch] is a dedicated, idealistic young teacher in her first job at a German secondary school. Her relaxed rapport with her first year students is put under stress when a series of thefts occur at the school, and a staff investigation leads to accusations and mistrust among outraged parents, opinionated colleagues, and angry students. Caught in the middle of these complex dynamics, Carla tries to mediate—but the more she tries to do everything right, the more desperate her position becomes.

Director İlker Çatak creates a riveting work about school as a microcosm of society. Playing out like a thriller, it is a study in power dynamics, with themes of truth, justice, racism, respect, and children’s rights that demonstrate how individuals are worn down between entrenched positions.

2024 Oscar nominee, Best International Feature Film.

A masterclass in playground politics…Benesch is superb, her face a glazed mask of panic as the shockwaves resulting from her actions shake the very foundations of the school. – The Observer

Gripping…a tense social parable. – Variety

Writer-director Ílker Çatak pulls it off, aided by excellent performances all around and two truly superb ones: Leonie Benesch as an idealistic new teacher and a heart-breaking Leo Stettnisch as her troubled student. – Associated Press

An exemplary film that strikes an emotional and thoughtful chord. – Screen Rant

96% Rotten Tomatoes

  • THE TEACHER’S LOUNGE [DAS LEHRERZIMMER]
  • Germany, 2023 | Language: German | 1 h 38 min | Cert: 12a
  • Director: İlker Çatak
  • Cast: Leonie Benesch, Michael Klammer, Rafael Stachowiak, Eva Löbau
  • Foreign language films are subtitled. 
  • Cert: CLUB for over 18s.
  • A short Irish film will be shown before the feature.
  • BOOKING
  • Tickets: €8.50/€7 concession
  • Book online: https://bit.ly/CHANGE THIS
  • Cork Cine Club absorbs the cost of online booking fees.
  • Online booking closes at 5pm on the night of the film.
  • Pay at the door by card or cash. Exact change is appreciated.

fremont

FREMONT [USA], Thursday 18 April, 8pm

By Homepage, Season 25, Winter 2024

Online booking is appreciated. Click here to buy your ticket for FREMONT.

Donya, a young Afghan who moved to Fremont, California after serving as a translator for the American army, spends her days working at a fortune cookie factory and her nights wide awake battling between her desire to rebuild her life and the overbearing guilt she carries within. In a bid to reconnect with the world, she sends an unconventional message out in one of the fortune cookies.

Shot in BxW, Fremont is a warm, poignant and deadpan tale of self-discovery. A cast that includes comedian Gregg Turkington and The Bear’s Jeremy Allen White bring life to unforgettable, unique characters, but it is Anaita Wali Zada’s shining turn as Donya that is a revelation.

97% Rotten Tomatoes

This is a sweet, low-key charmer with a winning, achingly sympathetic performance from novice actress Zada at its centre. – Times [UK]

The fourth film from Iranian-born director Babak Jalali is a droll, low-key charmer … an invitation to fall head-over-heels in love. – Screen International

It’s the kind of independent film which we haven’t seen a lot of lately, endowed with intimacy and a kind of dreamy charm. – Guardian

Fremont is neither game-changing nor revolutionary. It’s merely a throwback, in the best possible way, to a low-fi aesthetic and low-key way of storytelling you thought had gone the way of the Triceratops. – Rolling Stone

A stunning mood piece that takes pride in its stillness and slow pace, ultimately delivering a tale of intimacy, searching, and quiet strength. – RogerEbert.com

The story is suffused with an uncommon blend of radiance and resignation, nowhere more rapturously than in the final shot. – New Yorker

★ In this gentle, offbeat comedy, Babak Jalali meets the lonely realities of displacement with sensitivity and hope. – The Skinny [UK]

  • FREMONT
  • USA, 2023 | Language: English, Dari, Cantonese | 1 h 32 min | Cert: CLUB
  • Director: Babak Jalali
  • Cast: Anaita Wali Zada, Jeremy Allen White, Gregg Turkington
  • Foreign language films are subtitled. 
  • Cert: CLUB for over 18s.
  • FOREVER HOLD YOUR PEACE, a short film by Jason Branagan, will be shown before the feature.
  • BOOKING
  • Tickets: €8.50/€7 concession
  • Book online: https://bit.ly/Fremont-18thApril
  • Cork Cine Club absorbs the cost of online booking fees.
  • Online booking closes at 5pm on the night of the film.
  • Pay at the door by card or cash. Exact change is appreciated.