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Drama

MIMOSAS [MOROCCO], THU 1 MARCH, 8PM

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***CANCELLED***  ST. JOHN’S COLLEGE IS CLOSED ON THU 1 MARCH DUE TO WEATHER CONDITIONS. THIS SCREENING IS CANCELLED.

Winner of the Critics Week Grand Prize at the Cannes Film Festival.

Oliver Laxe’s stunning new filmis a breathtakingly-shot Western that follows a mysterious caravan as it escorts an elderly and dying Sheikh trough the Moroccan Atlas Mountains. His last wish is to be buried with his loved ones. But death does not wait.

Without their leader, the company grows fearful. And at the foot of a mountain pass, they refuse to continue, entrusting the body to two men who agree to carry on and bring it to its final destination. But who are these men? And do they really know the way?

In another world, a mysterious young man is chosen to find the caravan.

Click here to watch interview with director Oliver Laxe.

Click here for The Guardian review.

Click here for Little White Lies review.

Click here for official website.

Spain, Morocco, France, Qatar, 2016 | Language:  Arabic, Galician | 96 minutes | Cert: CLUB

Director/Writer:  Oliver Laxe

Cast:  Ahmed Hammoud,  Shakib Ben Omar,  Said Aagli

A short Irish film, The Tatoo [15 minutes], will be shown before the feature.

LOVELESS [RUSSIA], THU 8 MARCH, 8PM

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Russian director Andrei Zvyagintsev has produced another masterpiece in this apocalyptic study of a failed marriage and the subsequent disappearance of a child.  ★★★★★ The Guardian

The latest from the director of Leviathan profiles a family torn apart by a vicious divorce, in which the parents are more interested in starting their lives over with new partners than tending to their 12-year-old son.

Among the snowy high-rises of modern Moscow lives stocky salesman Boris and Zhenya, a youthful salon owner. Having migrated to shiny new partners, the couple’s relationship is coming to a bitter end and the fate of their 12-year-old son Alyosha is the last thing on their minds. When Alyosha goes missing without a trace, his parents can barely grieve in unison.

This pristine and merciless new film begins out in the cold, and its temperature just keeps dropping from there. ★★★★★ – The Telegraph

Living in Russia is like being in a minefield. – Read The Guardian interview with the director

LOVELESS – Nelyubov

Russia, 2018 | Language: Russian | 127 minutes | Cert: CLUB

Director:  Andrey Zvyagintsev

Cast:  Maryaha Spivak, Aleksey Rozin, Varvara Shmykova

 

I AM NOT A WITCH [ZAMBIA], THU 15 MARCH, 8PM

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A knockout and captivatingly beautiful debut film.

Zambian-born, Welsh-reared director Rungano Nyoni is set to make her mark on British cinema with her ground-breaking first feature. Sharply satirical and boldly provocative, the film garnered incredible praise from audiences and critics alike at the Cannes 2017 Directors’ Fortnight.

When eight-year-old Shula turns up alone and unannounced in a rural Zambian village, the locals are suspicious. A minor incident escalates to a full-blown witch trial, where she is found guilty and sentenced to life on a state-run witch camp. There, she is tethered to a long white ribbon and told that if she ever tries to run away, she will be transformed into a goat. As the days pass, Shula begins to settle into her new community, but a threat looms on the horizon. Soon she is forced to make a difficult decision – whether to resign herself to life on the camp, or take a risk for freedom. At times moving, often funny and occasionally surreal, I Am Not a Witch offers spellbinding storytelling with flashes of anarchic humour. Audacious and unforgettable, it showcases Rungano Nyoni as a fresh and fearless new voice in British film.

Watch Mark Kermode’s video review.

Click here for official website.

a knockout debut ★★★★ The Irish Times

UK, France, Zambia, 2017 | Language: French, English, Bemba, Nyanja, Tonga | 93 minutes |Cert: 12A

Director:  Rungano Nyoni

Cast:  Margaret Mulubwa, Henry Phiri, Nancy Mulilo, John Tembo

A short animated Irish film, Deposits, will be shown before the feature.