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DUBLIN INTERNATIONAL FILM FESTIVAL: Mami Wata

Riverbank Arts Centre Main Street, Newbridge, Ireland

This genre-bending tale brings to life a futuristic fable that fuses spiritual beliefs with inter-generational tensions. Set in the matriarchal ocean village of Iyi, where West African water deity, Mami Wata, reigns via village leader Mama Efe, it uniquely brings to the screen a story of mythology, fantasy, and folklore. When the harmony of the

€7

Ferrari

Riverbank Arts Centre Main Street, Newbridge, Ireland

It is the summer of 1957. Behind the spectacle of Formula 1, ex-racer Enzo Ferrari is in crisis. Bankruptcy threatens the factory he and his wife Laura built from nothing ten years earlier. Their volatile marriage has been battered by the loss of their son, Dino, a year earlier. Ferrari struggles to acknowledge his son

€7 – €9

IFI SCHOOL SCREENING: An Cailín Ciúin

Riverbank Arts Centre Main Street, Newbridge, Ireland

Nine-year-old Cáit (Catherine Clinch) is sent by her dysfunctional family to spend the summer with an Aunt and Uncle she has never met before. Through the tender care of her aunt Eibhlín (Carrie Crowley) Cáit finally feels loved and safe. Despite himself, her uncle Sean (Andrew Bennett) forges a bond and for the first time,

€6

Poor Things

Riverbank Arts Centre Main Street, Newbridge, Ireland

Poor Things is a 2023 black comedy fantasy film directed by Yorgos Lanthimos and written by Tony McNamara. Starring Emma Stone, Mark Ruffalo, Willem Dafoe, Ramy Youssef, Christopher Abbott and Jerrod Carmichael, it is based on the 1992 novel of the same name by Alasdair Gray. The plot focuses on Bella Baxter (Stone), a young

€7 – €9

Fallen Leaves

Riverbank Arts Centre Main Street, Newbridge, Ireland

Two lost souls meet by chance and gradually effect each other’s salvation in Aki Kaurismäki’s typically melancholic, yet wryly humorous and ultimately life-affirming new film. One night the trajectories of Holappa, a morose construction worker who wastes his days drinking in dingy bars, and supermarket worker Ansa, who has just been fired for pocketing some

€7 – €9

The Boy and the Heron

Riverbank Arts Centre Main Street, Newbridge, Ireland

Japan, 1943. Following the death of his mother, 12-year- old Mahito moves to the countryside to live with his father and new step-mother in a sprawling estate. There, Mahito draws the attention of a mysterious and mischievous grey heron. The bird lures Mahito to a magical alternate realm with the promise that Mahito’s mother is

€4

Next Goal Wins

Riverbank Arts Centre Main Street, Newbridge, Ireland

Directed by Academy Award® Winner Taika Waititi (Jojo Rabbit, Thor: Ragnarok) and based on a true story, Next Goal Wins follows the American Samoa soccer team, infamously known for their brutal 31-0 loss in 2001. With the World Cup Qualifiers approaching, the team hires down-on-his-luck, maverick coach Thomas Rongen (Michael Fassbender) hoping he will turn

€7 – €9