Tuesday, January 1, 2013

Spring Season 2013

All films start at 8.30 pm in the Skerries Sailing Club.
Tickets / membership at the door

Wednesday January 23 – The Soul of Flies
El alma de las moscas
Dir: Jonathan Cenzual Burley, Spain 2012, 80mins Cert: Club
Starring: Jonathon Cenzual Burley, Andrea Calabrese and Feliz Cenzual
Language: Spanish
Trailer: http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=QaJWFBJ-HNI

Nero and Miguel are two brothers who never met but are forced into an existential journey to the funeral of their father, whom they never knew. Their fantastical tale pays tribute to memories of Samuel Beckett’s play Waiting For Godot, and their humorous romp through the countryside of Spain bows to the opposites-attract camaraderie of Butch Cassidy and the Sundance Kid. Along their voyage, they meet up with a cast of characters who act as guideposts in the brothers' journey to the meaning of life. The two men befriend a narcoleptic man looking for acceptance, a beautiful woman who throws watermelons, Nero's dream girl in a bed of sunflowers, and the ghost of their father who expounds on the secrets to enjoying life. For The Soul of Flies, Jonathan Cenzual Burley directed and shot his own script using only one camera, masterfully balancing the incredible scenery with this amusing and entertaining story about life's passage and the strangers we depend on along the way. - Cleveland International Film Festival 2012

Wednesday February 6  Take this Waltz
Dir: Sarah Poly Canada 2012 116mins Cert:16
Starring: Michelle Williams, Seth Rogen and Sarah Silverman
Language: English
Trailer: http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Pb-NXeR1upo

Margot (Michelle Williams) and Lou (Seth Rogen) are a happily married couple living a quiet, comfortable existence. Their marriage is filled with love, companionship, and humor, but after years of being together, they have settled for contentment and security over excitement. Their life is thrown out of order when Margot falls in love with a handsome and charismatic neighbor (Luke Kirby), and she is forced to choose between the comfort of the familiar and the exhilaration of the unknown. - Tribeca Film Festival 2012

Wednesday February 20 – The Women on the 6th Floor
Les femmes du 6ème étage
Dir: Phillippe Le Guaye France 2010 100mins Cert: Club
Starring: Fabrice Luchini, Sandrine Kiberlain and Natalia Verbeke
Language: French
Trailer: http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=vukz985WqOU

It’s 1962. An uptight middle-class couple – Fabrice Luchini and Sandrine Kiberlain – are barely aware that the servants’ quarters on an upper floor of their Paris apartment building are overflowing with refugees from Franco’s Spain: the sisters and aunts and mothers and cousins of the legal occupant (Carmen Maura). After they hire one of them, the beautiful, mysterious, quietly challenging Maria, to be their housemaid, they are gradually made aware of their own unintentional insensitivity and are drawn out of their tired routines. Kiberlain’s touching remoteness from the infectious gusto of the tenants brings a little edge to the film’s comic fantasy, while Luchini has a ball as the stuffy fusspot rescued from himself by the chance to play godfather to a houseful of hot-blooded Spanish country girls. - New Zealand International Film Festival 2011

Wednesday March 6 – Nostalgia for the Light
Dir: Patricio Guzmán Chile 2010 90 mins Cert: CLUB
Language: Spanish
Trailer: http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=0VEIeAa6DiM

In Chile’s Atacama Desert, 3,000 meters above sea level, astronomers from around the world take advantage of a sky so clear it allows them to see to the very boundaries of the known universe. Meanwhile, at the foot of the observatory, women dig through the soil in search of the “disappeared” victims of Pinochet’s regime, their remains mummified by the hot, dry climate. In Nostalgia for the Light, director Patricio Guzmán once again exhumes Chile’s past, contrasting those looking out toward the stars with those sifting through the reminders of a bloody past. – Nicholas Davies / Abu Dhabi Film Festival 2011

Winner - Best Documentary at European Film Awards, 2010
Winner - Best Documentary, International Documentary Association 2011
Winner - Best Documentary, Toronto Film Critics Association

Wednesday March 20 – About Elly
Darbareye Elly
Dir: Asghar Farhadi 2009 Iran 109 mins Cert: CLUB
Starring: Golshifteh Farahani, Taraneh Alidoosti, Marila Zare'i, Rana Azadvar, Shahab Hosseini, Saber Abbar
Language: Persian
Trailer: http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=6HbIRRM-ffc

With the return of their friend Ahmad from Germany, a group of old college pals (two married couples and a brother and sister, along with three young kids) decide to reunite for a weekend outing by the Caspian Sea. The fun starts right away as they quickly catch on to the plan of lively Sepideh, who has brought along Elly, her daughter's kindergarten teacher, in hopes of setting her up with recently divorced Ahmad. But seemingly trivial lies, which start accumulating from the moment the group arrives at the seashore, suddenly swing round and come back full force when Elly disappears in a troubling incident. - Tribeca Film Festival

Winner - Silver Bear, Berlin Film Festival
Winner - Best Narrative Feature, Tribeca Film Festival

Wednesday April 10 – Barbara
Dir: Christian Petzold Germany 2012 105 mins Cert: 12A
Starring: Nina Hoss, Ronald Zehrfeld, Rainer Bock, Christina Hecke, Claudia Geisler, Peter Weiss, Carolin Haupt
Language: German
Trailer: http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=YRRf2Jf64Zo

Summer in the GDR in 1980. Barbara, a doctor, has submitted an application to emigrate to the West. She is punished by being posted away from the capital to a hospital in a small town. Jörg, her lover in the West, is busy planning her escape via the Baltic Sea. It’s a waiting game for Barbara. Her new flat, the neighbours, summer and the countryside no longer hold any charms for her. Although she is attentive to her young patients in the department for paediatric surgery under her new boss, André, she is deliberately cool to her colleagues. Her life, she thinks, will begin later.
André confuses her. First there’s his unshakable faith in her professional abilities, then there’s way he cares, and his winning smile. What makes him cover up for her when she helps Stella, a young runaway? Is he spying on her? Is he in love? Barbara begins to lose her grip on herself, her plans and her heart. The day of her planned escape approaches. After Gespenster (2005) and Yella (2007) this marks Christian Petzold’s third outing in the Berlinale’s Competition programme. His new work once again centres on a woman who seems to drift through life like a phantom. Hers is a life in which the fear of surveillance seems to be firmly embedded in all interpersonal relationships. - Berlin Film Festival 2012