St John's Cine Club returns with a host of independent films

St John's Cine Club returns with a host of independent films
Danish thriller The Guilty will be screened at St John's Cork on March 28.

Cork Cine Club will kick off its 20th season at the end of this month once again bringing the best of independent international cinema to Cork audiences.

Films from France, USA, Poland, Japan, Palestine, Tanzania, Denmark, Australia and Hungary will be shown on Thursday nights at 8pm in St John’s Central College on Sawmill Street.

Season 20 runs from January 31 to April 11 and spans a broad spectrum of genres - comedy, documentary, thriller, crime, historical and drama all make an appearance.

The season opens on Thursday, January 31 with the breakout French hit of the 2017 Cannes Film Festival, Just To Be Sure.

The charming romantic comedy is a winning tale of parenthood, love and family, both lost and found.

Three Identical Strangers, to be shown a week later, is a jaw-dropping American documentary about three identical triplets separated at birth.

Their feel-good story became a global sensation in the 1980s complete with fame and celebrity.

However, it set in motion a series of events that revealed a sinister secret behind their miraculous reunion.

Cannes winners Cold War (February 29) and Shoplifters (March 7) will also be shown.

Winner of the Best Director prize at Cannes, Cold War, scheduled for February 28, is a chilling Soviet-era drama of wounded love and state-sponsored fear in 1950s Poland.

Shoplifters won the Palme d’Or at Cannes in 2018, which is the highest prize awarded at the Festival.

The season will also feature a French comedy about a wedding planner, a drama about a father and son in Nazareth and the Cork Cine Club’s first-ever film from Tanzania, Pili.

Pili is the result of a ground-breaking collaboration with the women of Tanzania and 65% of the cast of non-actors are HIV positive.

Both heart-warming and heart-wrenching, it is an authentic view of their hard lives.

Nerve jangling thriller The Guilty and a documentary called Mountain, which asks what mountains mean to us and why we are compelled to climb them, complete the schedule for the annual festival of film.

Cork Cine Club’s season concludes on 11 April with 1945 which depicts an Orthodox Jewish man and his son arriving in a Hungarian village at the end of WWII.

For full details, trailers, reviews and more, see www.corkcineclub.com.

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