Cork Film Festival 2017 Book Tickets

Friday 10 November - Sunday 19 November

The Cork Film Festival brings 40 titles, including features, documentaries, shorts and special events, to Triskel Christchurch from the 10th to 19th November 2017.

Highlights include the Safdie brothers’ latest instalment Good Time, an intense thriller which plays on the festival’s opening night and is the first of our Triskel Lates series. The Polish feature Satan Said Dance is a visually striking compilation of 54 two-minute clips that follows 20-something writer Karolina. Golden Exits is a spiky, funny and sometimes bitterly damning story of relationships unravelling starring Emily Browning, Chloë Sevigny and Jason Schwartzman.

Documentaries feature strongly in this year’s programme with Rat Film, an exploration of the ills of contemporary America, and Sand and Blood, a bracingly personal perspective on the fall of Saddam, the Arab Spring and the rise of ISIS, among the more notable titles.

The Illuminate programme presented in association with Arts+Minds and the HSE Cork is a series of carefully curated film and discussion events that each focus on a differing aspect of mental health. The selected titles this year are 32 Pills: My Sister’s Suicide; Colo; and Keep the Change. Each screening is followed by a panel discussion.

Cine-concert, The Cohens and Kellys, takes place on the second Saturday of the festival. This lively ethnic comedy of feuding Irish and Jewish families in 1920s New York is filled with stock characters played with great comic flair. Multi-award-winning accordionist Dermot Dunne and saxophonist Nick Roth, artistic director of the Yurodny Ensemble, will accompany the film with a score drawing lavishly on Irish and Jewish folk music traditions.

Shorts are represented by experimental collection Free Radicals, blurring the line between documentary, ethnography and dream cinema.

Finally the 62nd Cork Film festival is not short of a healthy dose of nostalgia with Henri-Georges Clouzot’s The Wages of Fear and William Friedkin’s Sorcerer (distinctively different masterpieces based on the same novel) and archive footage compilation Local Films for Local People: Cork on Camera representing the golden oldies.

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