Cine Concert: Metropolis

Germany / 1927 / Production: Ufa /Director: Fritz Lang / Script: Thea von Harbou / Camera: Günther Rittau, Karl Freund

MON 08 NOV | EVERYMAN | 18:30
TUE 09 NOV | EVERYMAN | 18:30

A cine concert is often the pinnacle of any film festival schedule, a grand occasion combining the stunning imagery of a classic film with the all-enveloping feeling of a live music event. Cork International Film Festival has been proud to showcase many successful cine concerts in its history, and one of our most successful was our presentation of Nosferatu in 2018 with an accompanying score by Cork composers – and sisters – Irene Buckley and Linda Buckley. As a direct result of this successful collaboration the Festival, in association with the Arts Council, has commissioned Irene and Linda to compose a brand new score for yet another grand occasion. And what could be more grand than Metropolis!

Undoubtedly one of the greatest films ever made, Fritz Lang’s Metropolis and its dystopian future were at the pinnacle of German expressionist cinema. Who could imagine popular culture today without the influence of the Maschinenmensch on every robot, droog and disco-futurist dance act? While countless versions have emerged over the years, the discovery in 2008 of a 16mm print of the original cut has resulted in a restoration that offers the most complete version available since 1927. Combined with Irene and Linda’s new score, performed by percussion ensemble Bangers and Crash, and screened – with interval refreshments – in the magnificent Everyman Theatre, this special presentation of one of the greatest films ever made will be a night to remember.

The cine concert is presented in two parts with an extended omission to allow for comfort and refreshment.
Cine Concert & Interval Reception: €18/€16

Join us for some special Metropolis-inspired hospitality next door at The Metropole Hotel (limited capacity)
Cine Concert Only: €14/€12

A film of Friedrich-Wilhelm-Murnau-Stiftung. In co-operation with ZDF and ARTE. Restoration carried out by Friedrich-Wilhelm-Murnau-Stiftung, Wiesbaden jointly with Deutsche Kinemathek – Museum für Film und Fernsehen, Berlin in co-operation with Museo del Cine Pablo C. Ducros Hicken, Buenos Aires. Editorial restoration Martin Koerber, Frank Strobel, Anke Wilkening
Digital image restoration ALPHA-OMEGA digital, München
Sponsorship Beauftragter der Bundesregierung für Kultur und Medien Gemeinnütziger Kulturfonds Frankfurt RheinMain GmbH VGF Verwertungsgesellschaft für Nutzungsrechte an Filmwerken DEFA – Stiftung

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Presented by the National Sculpture Factory in partnership with CIFF

The Two Faces of Tomorrow

THU 11 – SAT 13 NOVEMBER
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The Two Faces of Tomorrow is an experimental documentary-fiction film about algae; how they have shaped all life on the planet, from the deep past to the near future. The film follows a fictional researcher as they traverse ancient Roman baths plagued by toxic blooms; cutting-edge laboratories developing biofuel and food supplements; a natural history museum containing fossilized seaweeds and hominin skulls, and a facility where Martian rovers trundle over a simulated surface of the Red Planet. As the researcher uncovers the relationship between capitalism and algae, algae and the Earth, the Earth and humans, they begin to understand the vast web of violence, extraction and exploitation, across human and non-human lives, that has led to our current moment of climate crisis.

Commissioned by FLAMIN Productions through Film London Artists’ Moving Image Network with funding from Arts Council England. Co-commissioned by the National Sculpture Factory. Produced by Tracy Bass. Supported by The Arts Council of Ireland and Cork International Film Festival.

Patrick Hough’s recent exhibitions include: The Black River of Herself, Northern Gallery for Contemporary Art, UK and The Museum of Ancient History, UCD Classical Museum, Ireland. He is a recipient of the 2017 Jerwood / FVU Awards.

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1921 Commemoration Event: The Last September

Deborah Warner | France, UK, Ireland, USA | 1999 | 103 mins

SUN 07 | TRISKEL | 15:15

The Last September is set in Danielstown, Cork, during the War of Independence. Sir Richard and Lady Myra reside in their country estate with their high-spirited niece, Lois (Keeley Hawes), a young Anglo-Irish girl who rejects the love of respectable British soldier Gerald (David Tennant) in favour of Peter, an IRA soldier sheltering in the grounds of the country estate. Depicting a dying class of people during changing times, this first feature film by celebrated theatrical director, Deborah Warner – which received its Irish premiere in Cork two decades ago – showcases a wealth of talent (Fiona Shaw, Maggie Smith, Michael Gambon) in John Banville’s adaptation of Elizabeth Bowen’s eponymous novel.

This screening will be introduced by Dr. Ciara Chambers, Head of Film and Screen Media Department, UCC

 

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VISIONS OF IRELAND + Q&A

ENGAGEMENT & ENDURANCE: CORK CITY WOMEN IN THE 1920s
Ciara Buckley, David Slowo

TO THE WESTERN WORLD
Margy Kinmouth

Various | Ireland | 1981-2021 70 mins | CINEMA EXCLUSIVE

SUN 07 | TRISKEL | 12:30

As part of our Female Visions strand we’re excited to present this special screening of two short films made by women. To the Western World, the first film by Anglo-Irish director Margy Kinmonth, premiered in Cork four decades ago and tells the story of a journey made by playwright JM Synge and artist Jack B Yeats to Galway and Mayo in 1905. Engagement and Endurance: Cork City Women in the 1920s focuses on the hitherto- overlooked role played by Cork women in the events of the 1920s (also explored in our 1921 Commemoration Gala The Last September). This treat for Irish history buffs has its world premiere at CIFF.

Both films will be followed by a Q&A with the filmmakers, hosted by Dr. Ciara Chambers, Head of Film and Screen Media Department, UCC.

 

 

COUNTY SCREENINGS

We’re delighted to bring a taste of the Festival directly to audiences across the county again this year – a ‘pocket festival’ on your doorstep! Thanks to our partner, The Gate Cinemas, we present 1990s classic – and perfect ‘girls’ night out’ film – Clueless, and a fascinating new documentary about one of cinema’s most elusive figures, The Real Charlie Chaplin.

THE GATE CINEMA, MIDLETON

CLUELESS
Amy Heckerling | USA | 1995 | 97 mins
Wed 10 | 20:00

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THE REAL CHARLIE CHAPLIN
Peter Middleton, James Spinney | UK 2021 | 111 mins
Thu 11 | 20:00

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THE GATE CINEMA, MALLOW

CLUELESS
Amy Heckerling | USA | 1995 | 97 mins
Wed 10 | 20:00

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THE REAL CHARLIE CHAPLIN
Peter Middleton, James Spinney | UK 2021 | 111 mins
Thu 11 | 20:00

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