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The Linenhall Arts Centre’s season of world cinema continues with a screening of the Brazilian coming-of-age film The Way He Looks this Tuesday (February 24) at 8pm.
The Linenhall Film Club’s season continues with the visually arresting French fantasy romance Mood Indigo, screening at the Linenhall Arts Centre in Castlebar on Tuesday January 13 at 8pm.
The Linenhall Film Club opens its doors for another season of films from beyond the land of Hollywood. Kicking off the autumn season is Love Is all You Need, on Tuesday, September 17 a warm and affectionate Danish cocktail of love, loss, absurdity and humour starring Pierce Brosnan and Trine Dyrholm. Philip, an Englishman living in Denmark, is a lonely, middle-aged widower and estranged single father. Ida is a Danish hairdresser, recuperating from a long bout of illness, who's just been left by her husband for a younger woman. The fates of these two bruised souls are about to intertwine, as they embark for a trip to Italy to attend the wedding of Patrick and Astrid, Philip's son and Ida's daughter. Oscar-winning director Susanne Bier has created a film that will leave only the hardest heart untouched. It is a film about the simple yet profound pains and joys of moving on - and forward - with your life.
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The next screening at Linenhall Film Club is the heartfelt French film The Snows of Kilimanjaro. Inspired by a Victor Hugo poem, director Robert Guédiguian introduces us to the world of Michel and Marie-Claire, a couple who have lived happily together for 30 years. Upstanding middle-aged factory worker and socialist shop steward Michel has just been forced into early retirement, but soon after they are attacked in their home, beaten, tied up and robbed of everything including their wedding rings. However it transpires that one of their attackers is a co-worker also made redundant, a young man who is attempting to support himself and his young dependents. An eloquent and quietly gripping film about the politics of everyday life.
The next screening at Linenhall Film Club is the universally acclaimed Oscar-winning film The Artist. Travel back to a golden age of cinema in this enchanting comedic tribute to silent films. It is 1927, and the handsome, debonaire, George Valentin (Jean Dujardin) is Hollywood’s biggest star. Unhappily married, he unwittingly steals the heart of unknown extra Peppy Miller (Bérénice Bejo), who dreams of stardom. When the studio converts to the ‘talkies’, Valentin takes it upon himself to keep the silent era alive, risking his career and his fortune. Needing little introduction at this stage, The Artist became the most awarded French film in history, scooping three Golden Globes, seven BAFTAs, and five Oscars for this highly entertaining romantic comedy-drama. Here is a chance to see it on the big screen as it was intended. Laugh, cry, love it.
The season of mellow fruitfulness is upon us again and it is time for the Linenhall Film Club to extend a warm welcome to cinephiles old and new. Kicking off an autumn programme full of goodies on Tuesday, September 18, is the uplifting and highly acclaimed Canadian film Monsieur Lazhar. After the suicide of a popular teacher at a Montreal school, the eponymous Monsieur Lazhar shows up at the stressed head’s office and is appointed as the class’s substitute teacher. A man of dignity and compassion, with his old-school methods Lazhar turns out to be an excellent teacher, bringing emotional stability to pupils troubled by the earlier events, but as the film unfolds his own tragic circumstances as a refugee from his native Algeria are revealed, in a film nominated for Best Foreign Film at this year’s Oscars.
The next screening at Linenhall Film Club is Pedro Almodóvar’s The Skin I Live In. The acclaimed director of Volver, Talk to Her, and many more, Almodóvar's latest film is a macabre suspense thriller is about obsession, drawing the work of David Lynch and Cronenberg as well as Hitchcock into his directorial palette in a melodramatic offering more redolent of his earlier films. Also harking back, the film sees the return of Antonio Banderas to Almodóvar's repertory company, as a plastic surgeon seeking to develop an artificial skin after his wife has died as a result of horrific burns caused by a tragic car crash. Offbeat, perhaps, compelling and dazzling film-making, certainly. Linenhall Film Club shows every second Tuesday. Full details about the Linenhall Film Club and its forthcoming programme from the Linenhall Arts Centre, Castlebar. Tel: 094 9023733 www.thelinenhall.com.