CORK INTERNATIONAL FILM FESTIVAL PRESENTS: FEAR SCREEN: EUROPEAN THRILLERS AND HORRORS
8pm every Thursday, 7th-28th March at Triskel Arts Centre
12th February 2024, Cork City: Cork International Film Festival (CIFF) returns this March with its popular season of cinematic thrills, terror and suspense at the Triskel, Cork.
Fear Screen: European Thrillers and Horrors at CIFF presents a selection of gripping tales and chilling masterpieces, curated by CIFF and screening every Thursday at 8pm for the month of March at the Triskel. From Gothic thrillers to the best of the ‘found footage’ genre to darkly comic folklore, each feature will be introduced by CIFF Programme Manager, Si Edwards.
Cork audiences can catch Georges Franju’s 1960 French fairytale horror Eyes Without a Face, Czech Gothic thriller Morgiana (Juraj Herz, 1972), the terrifying [REC] from Spanish duo Jaume Balagueró and Paco Plaza (2007), and the darkly comic yet shocking Troll Hunter from Norway (André Øvredal, 2010). The season of cinematic bone chillers will be complemented by an online programme of European horror shorts, available on CIFF’s Digital Festival Platform nationwide later next month. Details of this special digital programme will be announced across CIFF platforms (corkfilmfest.org, Facebook, Instagram, and X) very soon.
CIFF Director & CEO Fiona Clark said: “As Ireland’s leading film festival screening the best of European cinema, we are thrilled to bring this curated selection of European horror films to Cork next month. Our inaugural ‘Fear Screen’ season proved enormously popular last spring and we can’t wait for audiences to discover these horror classics on the big screen in the Gothic, atmospheric surrounds of the Triskel.”
The 69th edition of Cork International Film Festival will take place Thursday 7th to Sunday 17th November 2024.
FEAR SCREEN 2024 SCHEDULE
Fear Screen film stills are available here.
Thursday 7th March, 8pm: EYES WITHOUT A FACE (1960)
Georges Franju – France
Georges Franju’s masterpiece of fairytale horror, where the “princess locked in the tower” is assumed by the facially disfigured, waxen masked daughter of a doctor obsessed with restoring her beauty via experimental skin grafts. Beautiful, chilling and ultimately horrific.
Thursday 14th March, 8pm: MORGIANA (1972)
Juraj Herz – Czechoslovakia
Coming in at the tail end of the Czech new wave, Juraj Herz dropped this eyeball-warping Gothic thriller about twin siblings Klára and Viktoria (both played with much relish by Iva Janžurová). When the scheming Viktoria decides to kill good-natured Klára, her own luxuriant life becomes consumed by plotting, suspicion and paranoia. A visual explosion of extravagant eyeliner and fish-eye lens “cat vision”, which Prague’s Kino Světozor described as “like a dress-up, younger-generation version of Baby Jane, set in an ornamental snow globe”.
Thursday, 21st March, 8pm: [REC] (2007)
Jaume Balagueró, Paco Plaza – Spain
One of the best entries into the found footage genre, and certainly one of the most terrifying, is Jaume Balagueró and Paco Plaza’s [REC], which sees a TV reporter and her cameraman following a crew of firemen on their nightly rounds, only to stumble into a bizarre outbreak in an apartment block that turns the residents into ravenous cannibals. A real edge of the seat, hands over the eyes treat.
Thursday 28th March, 8pm: TROLL HUNTER (2010)
André Øvredal – Norway
A small crew of student filmmakers investigating bizarre deaths in the Norwegian outdoors discover a man secretly employed by the government to eradicate the cause of these incidents – trolls. Playing with all the fairytales and folklore with a darkly comic tone, and still having the power to shock, Troll Hunter has its tongue firmly in its trollstench-caked cheek.
FEAR SCREEN TICKETS AND PASSES
- Cinema Tickets: €11.50 (concessions €9)
- Under 25s (Cinema/Online): €7.50
- Festival Friends can avail of concession price tickets of up to 20%
Fear Screen Season Pass:
- 4 x cinema pass: €38 (concessions €32)
- 4 x cinema pass for Under 25s: €24
All tickets must be booked via corkfilmfest.org or myCIFF app.
About Cork International Film Festival
Cork International Film Festival is Ireland’s largest and longest-running film festival and celebrates its 69th anniversary edition in November 2024. The Festival is proudly supported by Principal Funder the Arts Council, along with Cork City Council, Fís Éireann/Screen Ireland, Creative Europe MEDIA, Coimisiún na Meán, ESB Energy for Generations Fund, Future Planet, Murphy’s and UCC. Media Partners are RTÉ Supporting the Arts and the Irish Examiner. Cork International Film Festival is a member of the Cultural Cinema Partnership which includes the Irish Film Institute, Galway Film Fleadh, Dublin International Film Festival and access>CINEMA.
As Ireland’s largest and longest-running film festival and this country’s official representative at the European Film Academy (EFA) Short Film Award, CIFF is proud to showcase acclaimed and award-winning films from Europe in cinemas in Cork and online nationwide every year.
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