Cork International Film Festival launches new home cinema experience

Cork International Film Festival launches new home cinema experience

Cork International Film Festival has launched an exciting new home cinema Festival experience, the CIFF Film Club, in partnership with The Gate Cinemas.

Cork International Film Festival has launched an exciting new home cinema Festival experience, the CIFF Film Club, in partnership with The Gate Cinemas.

From Tuesday, 16 June, a specially curated series of fortnightly screenings will commence.

The CIFF Film Club will feature a mix of new Irish and international features, documentaries, shorts and classics as well as Q&A sessions with filmmakers.

The opening film of the CIFF Film Club is the Irish premiere of Artemio Benki's poignant documentary Solo, which follows young Argentinian piano virtuoso and composer Martín Perino’s struggle with mental illness.

Commenting on the new online initiative, Festival Director and CEO, Fiona Clark said the CIFF Film Club is an innovative way to deliver a cinema experience to people at home.

"Ahead of the 65th Cork International Film Festival taking place in November, we wanted to offer film lovers impacted by the temporary closure of Cork’s beloved cinemas a new way of enjoying a curated programme and collective experience," she said.

"The CIFF Film Club will reimagine the cinema experience at home, whet your appetite for this year’s Festival in November with filmmakers present and opportunities for audience participation in Q&As, and offer five programmes that you wouldn't otherwise have a chance to see," Ms Clark continued. 

Also featured in the Film Club's line up is Bulgarian film Sister, which centres on a teenage girl whose lie destroys the world of her elder sister and reveals the truth about their mother.

On July 14, CIFF’s new Director of Programming Anna Kopecká, who joined the team from Prague International Film Festival earlier this year, has curated a special double bill of two Czech classics — The Key for Determining Dwarfs and Josef Kilián.

The series will culminate on August 11 with a special homecoming preview screening in The Gate Cinema of Paddy Slattery's thriller Broken Law.

Tickets cost €10 per screening or a season ticket of five screenings can be purchased for €40.

For bookings and a full schedule of CIFF Film Club screenings, visit https://corkfilmfest.org/

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