Sligo Film So­ci­ety presents an­other au­tumn/win­ter sea­son at the Model

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The Model wel­comes back Sligo Film So­ci­ety af­ter their sum­mer break for a new sea­son of in­ter­na­tional and in­de­pen­dent film for the au­tumn / win­ter months.

Screen­ing ev­ery Thurs­day at 8pm in The Model Cin­ema, the new pro­gramme packs in four­teen ti­tles from nine dif­fer­ent coun­tries cov­er­ing com­edy, thrillers, war, pe­riod dra­mas and ex­per­i­men­tal works.

The sea­son opened 14 Septem­ber with some black com­edy from Swe­den; the Scan­di­na­vians have proven adept over the years at funny can­tan­ker­ous el­der ci­ti­zens and in A Man Called Ove our ti­tle char­ac­ter spins a darkly feel-good tale in his at­tempts to deal with the loss of his wife.

Book­end­ing the sea­son is an­other com­edy, The Mid­wife a ten­der af­fair from France which unites two of the coun­try’s favourite ac­tresses Cather­ine Deneuve and Cather­ine Frot.

In be­tween, there is very much a Gal­lic flavour to this sea­son with French films fea­tur­ing heav­ily; the Is­abelle Hup­pert star­ring Elle is the first of these, she gives a tow­er­ing per­for­mance in Dutch provo­ca­teur Paul Ver­ho­even’s dark psy­cho-drama.

There fol­lows The White Knights, a true story of French aid work­ers in West Su­dan who plot­ted to smug­gle or­phans to pre-paid adop­tive par­ents; the po­lit­i­cal thriller Scribe is a tense af­fair that delves into the murky world of sur­veil­lance and the afore­men­tioned The Mid­wife.

There is also a lit­er­ary thread run­ning through the pro­gramme, with the biopic of Emily Dick­en­son A Quiet Pas­sion a high­light, the film was lauded for direc­tor Ter­ence Davies’ mov­ing ac­count of the deeply reclu­sive poet; chang­ing gear com­pletely is Neruda, a free-wheel­ing sus­pense ca­per tak­ing a year in the life of Chilean poet Pablo Neruda when he went on the run and fled his na­tive Chile.

Stay­ing in the South Amer­i­can coun­try is End­less Po­etry the au­to­bi­o­graph­i­cal ad­ven­ture from the sur­re­al­ist mas­ter, Ale­jan­dro Jodor­owsky.

The oc­to­ge­nar­ian au­teur has not lost any of his creative spark and this fa­mil­ial drama is en­er­getic and a visu­ally vi­brant ex­pe­ri­ence.

Fur­ther high­lights come in the shape of The Sales­man which took the Academy Award for Best For­eign Lan­guage film and is a taut drama set in Iran ex­plor­ing the moral ques­tions a cou­ple face af­ter a sud­den vi­o­lent act oc­curs in their apart­ment.

An­other award win­ner to fea­ture is In­syr­i­ated which took the au­di­ence prize at Ber­li­nale 2017, and tack­les the Syr­ian con­flict from the point of view of a group of ten­ants bar­ri­caded in­side their be­sieged apart­ment block over the course of 24 hours.

The sea­son runs be­tween Septem­ber and De­cem­ber.

Full de­tails of each film in the pro­gramme can be viewed on The Model web­site or by pick­ing up the Sligo Film So­ci­ety brochure.

The Model Café will be open late on cin­ema nights and launches a pre-show ta­pas menu from in-house chef Juan Herbi.

A se­lec­tion of tea, cof­fee, cakes and wine will also be served prior to each screen­ing.

Fred Finn CCE U-15 Grupa Cheoil

Ryan Sheri­dan who won 1st place in the drums com­pe­ti­tion at the Fleadh play­ing at the Fred Finn CCE cel­e­bra­tion evening.

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