Fes­ti­val will have over 250 films

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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

(1983).

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.

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