Festival will have over 250 films
More than 250 Irish and international films, and 40 documentaries, will be screened at Cork Film Festival, shortly.
The 63rd annual event runs from November 9-18 and has a huge focus on current global issues. The programme includes features films with themes on LGBT, mental health, child poverty, gender equality, and human rights.
Special presentations include a cine-concert of the 1920s silent horror (November 13) at St Fin Barre’s Cathedral, with a new score by Cork composers Irene and Linda Buckley.
This year’s collaboration with the National Sculpture Factory is Alan Butler’s
(November 12- 14), a work comprising Godfrey Reggio’s
The festival will also feature the Irish premiere of Yorgos Lanthimos’ feminist comedy
on November 10, and starring Moe Dunford — awarded Best Irish Feature at Galway Film Fleadh this year.
The closing night gala will also feature the work of an outstanding female director, with the Irish premiere of Nadine Labaki’s multi-awardw i nn i n g It focuses on child poverty and the denial of an individual’s human rights.
Irish premieres include
starring Robert Redford; Peter Strickland’s spooky and Wash Westmoreland’s period biopic starring Keira Knightley.