It’s the final weekend of the Festival and what better way to spend the penultimate day than with CIFF’s spectacular Super Cine Saturday. Wherever you find yourself in Cork City and County tomorrow, Saturday, 25th November, you will have the opportunity to immerse yourself in a feast of film featuring the best of CIFF at a cinema near you.
Join us at The Reel Picture Ballincollig and Blackpool, Cinemax Bantry, Gate Cinemas Midleton and Mallow, and Regal Cinema Youghal for an exclusive showcase of three specially curated feature films from the 68th Festival programme. Don’t miss out. Read on below for more information.
12pm: ROBOT DREAMS
Robot Dreams, the first animated feature from Spanish filmmaker Pablo Berger (Blancanieves), adapted from Sara Varon’s graphic novel, is one of the loveliest films of the year.
In bustling 1980s New York, a furry resident of a Manhattan apartment, Dog, grows tired of solitude and crafts a robotic friend. Dog and Robot forge a fast friendship, delighting in their joint escapades around the Big Apple. However, a beach mishap separates them. Can fate bring them back together?
Showing at 12pm, Sat 25th Nov, at: The Reel Picture Ballincollig and Blackpool, Cinemax Bantry, Gate Cinemas Midleton and Mallow, and Regal Cinema Youghal
“A love story about friendship, Robot Dreams is a moving animated drama which explores the bond that develops between a dog and his android companion — and what happens when that connection accidentally gets severed.” Screen Daily
2.30pm: ONE NIGHT IN MILLSTREET
Step into the extraordinary St. Patrick’s weekend of 1995, where the scenic countryside of County Cork hosted a jaw-dropping world championship boxing match.
One Night in Millstreet (which had its world premiere as the CIFF Irish Gala) not only revisits the epic showdown at the Green Glens Arena but also delves into the captivating journey of two contrasting fighters. Witness the flashy and mentally formidable Super Middleweight Champion, Chris Eubank, facing off against the hungry challenger from Cabra, Steve Collins. Grab your ringside seat for a night filled with exhilarating hype and electrifying moments!
Showing at 2.30pm, Sat 25th Nov, at: The Reel Picture Ballincollig and Blackpool, Cinemax Bantry, Gate Cinemas Midleton and Mallow, and Regal Cinema Youghal
“With such a cast of colourful characters, not least the two fighters and Noel C Duggan, the documentary is set to be one of the highlights of Cork International Film Festival” The Irish Examiner
Courtesy of Wildcard Distribution, Fastnet Films and Proposition Films.
4.30pm: FALLEN LEAVES (KUOLLEET LEHDET)
Winner of the Jury Prize at Cannes Film Festival, Fallen Leaves is a heartwarming, charming treat from the master of Finnish dark comedies, Aki Kaurismäki, telling the story of two lonely strangers who, against all odds, meet and find love.
Showing at 4.30pm, Sat 25th Nov, at: The Reel Picture Ballincollig and Blackpool, Cinemax Bantry, Gate Cinemas Midleton and Mallow, and Regal Cinema Youghal
“It’s romantic and sweet-natured, in a deadpan style that in no way undermines or ironises the emotions involved and with some sharp things to say about contemporary politics.” The Guardian
Shortlisted for the 2024 LUX Audience Award.
ONLINE PROGRAMME: MAGNETIC FIELDS
Discover a captivating journey with lone adventurer Elena as she cruises towards a quaint island on a ferry. Fate intersects her path with Antonis, a man on a mission to lay an ossuary box to rest. When his car falters, Elena steps in with an offer, leading them on a quest for the perfect resting place after facing rejection at the graveyard.
Magnetic Fields, the inaugural film by comic book maestro Yorgos Goussis, unfolds through the lens of a MiniDV camcorder, delivering a charming road trip tale where camaraderie takes centre stage. This heartwarming adventure was Greece’s official international feature film entry to the 2022 Oscars®.
See this and more great films online nationwide, Mon 20th – Sun 26th Nov.
CORK FILM TRAIL
There is still time to catch our Festival installation in the heart of Cork City with the 2023 Cork Film Trail. Celebrate our 68 years of the Festival through captivating visuals from the CIFF Digital Archive at five iconic locations:
- St. Peter’s Cork, CIFF Festival Hub, North Main Street
- The Savoy, St. Patrick’s Street
- The Metropole Hotel (To Have & To Hold), MacCurtain Street
- The Irish Examiner, Oliver Plunkett Street
- City Hall Atrium, Anglesea Street
Navigate the city with our online Trail map and bite-sized podcasts, and discover Cork’s renowned charm and hospitality at nearby pubs. Plus, stay tuned to our socials for the return of our popular free Trail pub quiz during the Festival.
JOIN US AT OUR FESTIVAL CLUB INTERMISSION @ THE PAV
Round off your day of watching the best in cultural cinema and relax in the cosy surroundings and stunning interior of Intermission (Carey’s Lane). Every night during the Festival from 9:30pm.