Tomorrow evening, we have our final Gala screening so don’t miss out – it’s the remarkably powerful, disarmingly funny and thoroughly engaging Is There Anybody Out There?. Director Ella Glendining will attend this Documentary Gala and will also be the keynote speaker at Doc Day as part of our Industry Events on Fri 24th Nov.
Wherever you are across Cork City and County this Saturday 25th, you can catch three Festival hits near you as part of Super Cine Saturday. The Reel Picture Ballincollig and Blackpool; Cinemax Bantry; Gate Cinemas Midleton and Mallow; and Regal Cinema Youghal will exclusively show Robot Dreams, One Night in Millstreet and Fallen Leaves.
DOCUMENTARY GALA: IS THERE ANYBODY OUT THERE? + DIRECTOR Q&A
Documentary Gala: Is There Anybody Out There? (8pm, Fri 24th Nov, Triskel)
“Glendining’s film is a well argued and moving reminder that we still live in a world where too many see disability as something that needs to be ‘fixed’ rather than more willingly accommodated” Screen Daily
” An education is what Glendining offers.” ★★★★ The Guardian
Ella Glendining was born without hip joints and shortened femurs, a very rare set of physical conditions. Having grown up loving her body, but knowing nobody with a similar one, Ella ventures out beyond her East Anglian home to try and find someone that she can physically relate to. A thoroughly engaging film about discrimination, all-pervasive societal ableism and the strength of self-love needed to carve out a space that fits you in this world.
Winner, KrakówFF 2023 – Silver Horn Award; Official Selection – Sundance Film Festival 2023, South By Southwest 2023
INDUSTRY EVENTS: DOC DAY ONLINE (FREE EVENT)
In addition to the in-person offering for Doc Day 2023 (Friday 24th Nov, St Peter’s), the Festival will host a series of free online sessions complimenting this year’s non- fiction programme and encompassing in-depth filmmaker conversations and case studies including the creative team of One Night in Millstreet, Director Alan Gilsenan (The United Irishmen, The Days of Trees), Landshaft director Daniel Kötter and We Will Not Fade Away director Alisa Kovalenko
CIFF Industry Events are presented in partnership with:
ONLINE PROGRAMME: LUISE
Alsace in the summer of 1918. Luise lives alone on a remote farm near the French border. One morning she discovers Hélène, a French woman, in her house attempting to escape from an injured German soldier, Hermann. His injury forces Hermann to reluctantly stay on the farm, making him a deserter. Gradually Luise and Hélène get closer to each other, something which does not please Hermann.
Beautifully shot, with the wooded landscape in direct contrast to the claustrophobic cabin, Luise is a tense exploration of love, hate and rivalry
See this and more great films online nationwide, Mon 20th – Sun 26th Nov.
SUPER CINE SATURDAY ACROSS CORK CITY & COUNTY
Wherever you are across Cork City and County, join us for Super Cine Saturday on 25th November for a feast of Festival films.
The Reel Picture Ballincollig and Blackpool; Cinemax Bantry; Gate Cinemas Midleton and Mallow; and Regal Cinema Youghal will exclusively show a ‘Taste of CIFF’ with three specially selected feature films from the 68th Festival programme:
Robot Dreams by Pablo Berger (12pm, Sat 25th Nov):
It’s 1980s’ New York: dog lives in an apartment in Manhattan, and decides to put an end to being alone by building himself a robot companion. A gorgeous animation for the whole family.
One Night in Millstreet by Andrew Gallimore (2.30pm, Sat 25th Nov):
The St. Patrick’s weekend of 1995 witnessed an extraordinary thing, a world championship boxing match deep in the countryside of County Cork between Super Middleweight Champion, Chris Eubank, and the hungry challenger from Cabra, Steve Collins. Take a ringside seat to the giddy and hype-laden hoopla!
Fallen Leaves (Kuolleet lehdet) by Aki Kaurismäki (4.30pm, Sat 25th Nov):
Immerse yourself in this heartwarming, delightful treat from the master of Finnish dark comedies… Aki Kaurismäki’s Fallen Leaves tells a story of Ansa and Holappa, two lonely souls in Helsinki looking for love. Winner of the Jury Prize at Cannes Film Festival. “Beguiling and delightful … A film with a big heart.” The Guardian
Shortlisted for the 2024 LUX Audience Award.
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.