‘Leave No Traces’ – powerful Polish political thriller in Irish cinemas June 10th

‘Leave No Traces’ – powerful Polish political thriller in Irish cinemas June 10th

access>CINEMA is releasing Polish political thriller Leave No Traces in Irish cinemas from June 10th. The film, which was Poland’s submission for Best International Feature for this year’s Oscars, recounts a notorious chapter in modern Polish history.  Directed by Jan P. Matuszynski, Leave No Traces begins in May 1983. High school student Grzegorz Przemyk and his older friend Jurek…

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…

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…