Online and live film by phone at the 2022 Dublin Smartphone Film Festival

Online and live film by phone at the 2022 Dublin Smartphone Film Festival

Our friends at the Dublin Smartphone Film Festival are returning at the end of April with their usual mix of workshops and innovatively filmed-by-phone programming. The festival this year will be taking a blended approach, offering in-person events at the Irish Film Institute on 30th April, with online screenings to take place from the 30th…

White Building: An Introspective Look at Dreams and Demolition

White Building: An Introspective Look at Dreams and Demolition

Director: Kavich Neang Starring: Piseth Chhun, Hout Sithourn, Jany Min Runtime: 130 mins For filmmaker Kavich Neang, White Building is deeply personal. Already in his youthful but promising career, he has cut his directorial teeth by chronicling the painful destruction of the apartment block where he and his peers were raised. In 2019, he documented…

Happening; Harrowing & Humanising

Happening; Harrowing & Humanising

Director: Audrey Diwan Starring: Anamaria Vartolomei Runtime: 100 mins Happening (L’événement) is a French film adapted from Annie Ernaux’s autobiographical account of having an illegal abortion in the 1960s. Ernaux’s genuine experience gives this film the weight and depth required for such serious subject matter. In Happening, we meet Anne Duschene (played by Anamaria Vartolomei), a young college student…

Reykjavík is under siege in crime movie satire Cop Secret

Reykjavík is under siege in crime movie satire Cop Secret

Director: Hannes Þór Halldórsson Starring: Auðunn Blöndal, Egill Einarsson, Sverrir Þór Sverrisson Running Time: 98 minutes If there’s one thing you can say about Cop Secret with absolute certainty, it’s that it is the best movie to be made by a professional Icelandic goalkeeper… Ok – that’s a joke that I’m positive will have been made 100 times…

Innovative, Independent, Inspiring Cinema at the East Asia Film Festival Ireland 2022

Innovative, Independent, Inspiring Cinema at the East Asia Film Festival Ireland 2022

The collaborative efforts at the Irish Film Institute to showcase East Asian cinema will be returning soon. The sixth edition of the East Asia Film Festival Ireland will be on at the IFI and online via the IFI@Home platform this spring, in Dublin from Thursday, March 31st to Sunday, April 3rd. The EAFFI will be hitting the…