Cork Film fes­ti­val gets set for a week of cine-bliss

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Now nicely po­si­tioned in an in­ter­na­tional fes­ti­val lull, the Corona Cork Film Fes­ti­val is gen­tly eas­ing into its 57th edition. Writ­ing in the charm­ingly de­signed pro­gramme, Mick Han­ni­gan, CEO for many years, notes that “like other arts or­gan­i­sa­tions, the Corona Cork Film Fes­ti­val is oper­at­ing on a re­duced bud­get”.

But there is still plenty to savour when things kick off on Sun­day. As men­tioned here re­cently, the fes­ti­val be­gins with Bill Mor­ri­son’s The Great Flood, a doc­u­men­tary on a 1927 Mis­sis­sippi del­uge, fea­tur­ing live mu­sic by the great gui­tarist Bill Frisell. Events wind down with a screening of Martin Mc­Don­agh’s Seven Psychopaths. In be­tween, you can catch the usual se­lec­tion of off­beat gems, in­no­va­tive shorts, fes­ti­val favourites and glo­ri­ous reis­sues.

Kirsten Sheri­dan’s Doll­house, a funky youth-quake fea­tur­ing the un­stop­pable Jack Reynor, will un­spool on the 15th. Good Vi­bra­tions, the ec­stat­i­cally re­ceived study of Ul­ster punk, gets an out­ing the fol­low­ing day. Ger­ard Barett’s ex­cel­lent Pil­grim Hill also gets an out­ing.

Fans of Paddy Jol­ley, the in­no­va­tive Ir­ish film-maker who died ear­lier in the year, will en­joy a trib­ute to the great man. To cel­e­brate 100 years of Para­mount Pic­tures, the stu­dio will be pre­sent­ing buffed-up prints of Harold and Maud and The African Queen. There gen­uinely is plenty more where that came from. cork­film­fest.org

Christo­pher Walken in Martin Mc­Don­agh’s Seven Psychopaths

Old rogue: Har­ri­son Ford

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