Tomorrow is the final day of the 68th Festival and we have three outstanding features lined up: Wim Wenders’ immersive new documentary Anselm; gorgeous family animation Deep Sea; and our sold-out closing film, The Holdovers, directed by Alexander Payne and starring Paul Giamatti. Don’t forget that our online programme of six features – all Irish Premieres – will be available to book and watch until 11.59pm tomorrow, Sunday.
We will also announce the winners of our three final Features Awards: Youth Jury Award, Gradam na Féile Do Scannáin Faisnéise (Award for Cinematic Documentary) and Gradam Spiorad Na Féile (Spirit of the Festival Award) in the Triskel, before our final screening.
Anselm (12pm, Sun 26th Nov, Triskel)
Famous German director Wim Wenders invites the audience to discover the work of renowned German painter and sculptor Anselm Kiefer. The documentary was shot originally in 3D and as the camera wanders through waste spaces of the Kiefer’s Parisian studio and gardens, with his gigantic installations following Kiefer on his bike, the audience is able to explore and appreciate his work as if they were visiting the sites themselves.
“This is a superbly controlled and expressed film and its high seriousness about the nature and purpose of art really is invigorating” ★★★★ The Guardian
Deep Sea (2.30pm, Sun 26th Nov, Triskel)
A young girl, Shenxiu, awakes after being caught in a storm at sea, and is taken under the wing of a strange creature called the Hyjinx, who guides her in a quest for the Eye of the Deep Sea. On the way she becomes a passenger on a ship which houses a restaurant under the ocean, and its captain and chef, the eccentric Nanhe.
Director Tan’s animation is a wonderful tale of bravery and friendship, exploding from the screen in a kaleidoscope of colour.
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ONLINE PROGRAMME: PLASTIC SYMPHONY
Matúš is a talented musician who abandoned his promising career after the death of his adoptive mother. While his stepbrother, Dávid, takes whatever life gives him, Matúš feels frustrated by his unfulfilled ambitions. When he unexpectedly runs into an old schoolmate, Albert, it suddenly appears that Matúš’s life is about to take a long-awaited turn for the better.
But unlike Dávid, who finds contentment working at a seniors’ home, Matúš struggles to attain happiness even despite the success he enjoys in his new, “better” world. He gradually realises that happiness is a state of mind, that it’s hidden in the little things, and that a life well lived is also about whom one lives for.
See this and more great films online nationwide, Mon 20th – Sun 26th Nov.
CORK FILM TRAIL
Embark on a cinematic journey through 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.