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Tuesday Night Arthouse 2024

Tuesday Night Arthouse 2024

Tuesday Night Arthouse 2024

Tuesday Night ARTHOUSE January 23rd to March 19th

All films showing at 8:00pm unless otherwise advertised

Anatomy of a Fall (Anatomie d’une Chute)

Showing Tuesday 23rd, January @ 8pm

152 minutes, France, 2023, Cert 15A
Director: Justine Triet
Language: French / English / German
Cast: Sandra Hüller, Swann Arlaud, Milo Machado Graner
Sandra, a successful German writer, has been living in the French Alps with her husband Samuel and son Daniel. When Samuel’s dead body is found below one of their chalet’s windows, a police investigation raises many questions. One year later, Sandra is on trial for murder.As the trial proceeds, Sandra and her husband's complex relationship comes under intense scrutiny. The conflicting evidence, inconsistent testimony and shocking truths that are revealed make Anatomy of a Fall a compelling and gripping drama.Featuring an outstanding lead performance from Sandra Hüller, Justine Triet’s film scooped the top prize earlier this year at the 2023 Cannes Film Festival, and became one of year’s most anticipated films.
Festivals:
Cannes Film Festival 2023Sydney Film Festival 2023Karlovy Vary International Film Festival 2023Locarno Film FestivalToronto International Film Festival 2023Belfast Film Festival 2023
Awards:
Winner – Palme d’Or, Cannes Film Festival 2023Winner – Audience Award, Best International Feature, Sydney Film Festival 2023
Quotes:
“★ ★ ★ ★ ★ A sparkling intellectual thriller than lingers for days.”- The Telegraph“★ ★ ★ ★ ★ … a fascinating, knotty courtroom thriller.”- The Irish Times

Nobody Has To Know

Showing Tuesday 30th, January @ 8PM 

99 minutes, Belgium, UK, France, 2021,  Cert: Club
Director: Bouli Lanners
Language: English / French
Cast: Michelle Fairley, Bouli Lanners, Cal MacAninch
A deeply endearing film, Nobody Has to Know concerns Phil, a middle-aged Belgian farmhand working on the Scottish Isle of Lewis, who suffers amnesia following a stroke.A lonely local woman, Millie, helps him acclimate back to his life and claims they were lovers previously, a fragile lie that Millie must protect. With the gradual return of Phil’s memories, their new-found happiness is threatened.
Though reluctant to continue their relationship, they cannot deny their attraction and the stage is set for reignited romance. There’s just one issue: did that romance ever exist in the first place?Starring Bouli Lanners and Michelle Fairley, there is real empathy and grace in this tale of two genuinely lost people finding connection.
Festivals:Toronto International Film Festival 2021
Awards:
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Quotes:
“Lanners confidently navigates a tale of guilty secrets, regrets and longing to deliver a quietly touching, unabashed weepie.” – Allan Hunter, Screen International"The first English-language feature from Bouli Lanners is a hushed but warm-blooded love story with several unexpected twists.” – Boyd van Hoeij, The Film Verdict
“If this isn’t a film to set the heart racing, it doesn’t leave that organ entirely untroubled; with his script’s echoes of 40s weepie Random Harvest, Lanners is aiming for similar status..– Ryan Gilbey, The Guardian

Driving Madeleine (Une Belle Course)

Showing Tuesday 6th, February @ 8PM 

90 Minutes, France, 2022 Cert: Club
Director: Christian Carion
Language: French
Cast: Line Renaud, Dany Boon, Alice Isaaz
Paris taxi-driver Charles accepts an early morning fare. His client turns out to be 92-year-old Madeleine, who is making the final journey to the care home where her doctors and family have decided she must live. Along the way Madeleine asks Charles to visit places in Paris that hold memories for her. Gradually the two learn about each other’s lives…
Festivals:
Toronto International Film Festival 2022Cork French Film Festival 2023Alliance Française Australia French Film Festival 2023Beijing International Film Festival 2023
Awards:
Winner – Best Actress Beijing International Film Festival 2023
Quotes:
“★ ★ ★ ★ The little gem of a movie set inside a Paris taxi.”- The Sydney Morning Herald
"… Driving Madeleine works perfectly with its double-mirrored narrative simplicity, carried by two actors who enjoy wonderful natural chemistry.”
- Cineuropa

Tótem

Showing Tuesday 13th, February @ 8PM

95 mins, Mexico, Denmark, France, 2023, Cert: Club
Director: Lila Aviles
Language: Spanish
Cast: Naíma Sentíes, Montserrat Marañón, Marisol Gasé, Mateo García Elizondo
Trailer: Tótem
Seven-year-old Sol is dropped at her grandfather’s home as the family prepares a surprise birthday party for Sol’s seriously ill father Tonatiuh. Over the course of the day, Sol observes and helps her aunts, cousins and grandparents as they get the house ready for the night’s festivities. As tempers flare and emotions intensify, Sol and her family grapple with Tonatiuh’s worsening condition, but also embrace the opportunity to celebrate the beauty of a life well lived.Director Lila Aviles’ follow-up to The Chambermaid is a keenly observed family drama, tackling even its heaviest, most tragic themes through a compassionate, insightful lens. A stellar, engrossing film from one of Mexico’s most accomplished and visionary directors.
Festivals:
Berlin International Film Festival, 2023London Film Festival, 2023
Awards:
Berlin International Film Festival - Prize of the Ecumenical Jury
Quotes:
“This thematically rich piece offers a set of vivid character studies, while musing on life, death and time - largely from a child’s perspective” - Jonathan Romney, Screen Daily
“★★★★★ Tótem is exquisite – a vital ensemble drama that’s suffused with joy and love” - Wendy Ide, The Observer

 

May December

Showing Tuesday 20th, February @ 8PM 

117 Mins,  USA,  2023, Cert: 16
Director: Todd Haynes
Language: English
Cast: Natalie Portman, Julianne Moore, Charles Melton
Trailer: May December
20 years after they were at the centre of a shocking tabloid scandal, Gracie (Julianne Moore) and her much younger husband Joe (Charles Melton) are seemingly happily married and sending their children off to college. Their dark past resurfaces after a famous actress Elizabeth (Natalie Portman) is cast as Gracie in an upcoming film. When Elizabeth arrives to spend several days meeting and observing the family, the carefully crafted image of a happy marriage begins to unravel.
Todd Haynes’ expertly-crafted psychodrama is witty, unpredictable and unsettling - a multi-layered, thorny character study that has no interest in easy resolutions. Portman and Moore - both playing unusually unsympathetic characters - are exceptional as always, while Melton is a revelation as Joe.
Festivals:
Cannes Film Festival, 2023BFI London Film Festival, 2023
Awards:
Outstanding Supporting Performance (Charles Melton) - Gotham Awards, 2023
Quotes:
★★★★★ “Todd Haynes’ best film since Far from Heaven is an instant camp classic” - Tara Brady, The Irish Times★★★★ “Serpentine in its plotting, queasily unsettling in its subject matter, and very, very funny” - Wendy Ide, The Observer

Love Life

Showing Tuesday 27th, February @ 8PM

123 minutes, Japan, 2022,  Cert: CLUB
Director: Koji Fukada
Language: Japanese / Korean
Cast: Fumino Kimura, Kento Nagayama, Atom Sunada
Trailer: LOVE LIFE
Taeko lives happily with her young son Keita and second husband Jiro. Tragedy strikes when Keita drowns in a freak accident. As Taeko’s life is turned upside down, she also has to deal with the sudden reappearance of Park - her first husband and Keita’s father. Park is a troubled soul, but his reappearance proves to have surprising emotional consequences for Taeko and those around her.
Love Life is the latest film from Kôji Fukada, one of the most acclaimed contemporary Japanese filmmakers. It tackles messy and tragic themes, but does so with a profound empathy and gentleness. It’s a film with some unexpected dramatic swerves, but Fukada uses these to further emphasise the vibrant emotional lives of his fascinating characters.
Festivals:
Venice FIlm Festival, 2022Toronto International Film Festival, 2022
Awards:
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Quotes:
“★★★★ A gentle, complex film… Fukada’s film, despite its surrounding tragedies, appears willing to accept the possibility of resolution”- Donald Clarke, The Irish Times“★★★★ A movie whose gentleness and sadness coexist with a strange sense of the absurd… It is a rich, varied meal of a film”- Peter Bradshaw, The Guardian

R.M.N.

Showing Tuesday 5th, March @ 8PM 

125 minutes, Romania , 2022 Cert: 15A
Director: Cristian Mungiu
Language: Romanian
Cast: Judith State, Marin Grigore
Trailer: R.M.N
From acclaimed auteur Cristian Mungiu (4 Months, 3 Weeks and 2 Days), comes a stunning new piece of cinema.
Having quit a job in Germany, Matthias (Marin Grigore) returns to his Transylvanian home, a remote, rural town where customs and traditions bind the community together. Matthias is preoccupied with his elderly father, and keen to be more involved in the life and education of his son, who’s wrought with mysterious anxieties. He’s also eager to see his ex-lover, Csilla (Judith State), who manages the local factory.
But when Csilla hires some new immigrant workers, historic resentments start to bubble to the surface. These underlying frustrations and fears soon grip the populace, erupting through the veneer of understanding and calm. With divisions forming and tensions running high, it falls to a few residents to try and prevent the community from breaking apart completely.
Featuring an outstanding cast, R.M.N. is a gripping, breathtaking and powerful new work from one of the masters of European cinema.
Festivals:
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Awards:
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Quotes:
“Excellently crafted” ★★★★ The Telegraph“Hauntingly beautiful” ★★★★ One Room With A View“Compelling” ★★★★ Time Out“A superb social realist western” Little White Lies“Riveting” Collider“A must-see” Vox“Breathtaking” Awards Daily

Priscilla

Showing Tuesday 12th, March @ 8PM

112 minutes, Italy, USA, 2023,
Cert: 15A
Director: Sofia Coppola
Language: English
Cast: Cailee Spaeny, Jacob Elordi, Ari Cohen, Dagmara Dominczyk
Trailer: Priscilla
When teenager Priscilla Beaulieu meets rock-and-roll star Elvis Presley at a party on a German army base in 1959, the two form a deep connection. Allies in loneliness, they become best friends. As their long courtship grows into a turbulent marriage, Priscilla - portrayed with extraordinary poise and strength by Cailee Spaeny - experiences isolation and betrayal by Elvis (Jacob Elordi) as the pressures of fame cause his behaviour to become more erratic.
Based on the memoir Elvis and Me, Priscilla is a portrait of the whirlwind romance and relationship of Priscilla and Elvis Presley. Sofia Coppola brings her customary visual style to bear on this humanistic portrait of a young woman growing inside a gilded cage.
Festivals:
BFI London Film Festival 2023New York Film Festival 2023Venice Film Festival 2023
Quotes:
“Melancholy young women searching for escape are one of Coppola’s favorite subjects, and Priscilla may be her most haunting endeavor thus far.”
- Shirley Li, the Atlantic“Coppola’s film is fierce in its subtlety, relying on Spaeny’s breathtaking performance and the inherent tragedy of Priscilla’s story to deliver a film that’s equal parts beautiful and heartbreaking.”-Lauren Coates, AV Club“Taken from Priscilla’s own memoir, the film is cunning in its teasing out of her late husband’s damaging insecurities. But, as often with this director, it is the luscious textures that most engage.”-Donald Clarke, The Irish Times

THE TASTE OF THINGS (La passion de Dodin Bouffant)

Showing Tuesday 19th, March @ 8PM

135 minutes, France, 2024, Cert: 12A
Director: Trần Anh Hùng
Language: French
Cast: Juliette Binoche, Benoît Magimel, Emmanuel Salinger
Trailer: The Taste of Things
Peerless cook Eugenie (Juliette Binoche) has worked for the famous gourmet Dodin (BenoîtMagimel) for the last 20 years. Bonding over a passion for gastronomy and mutualadmiration, their relationship develops into romance and gives rise to delicious dishes thatimpress even the world's most illustrious chefs. But Eugenie is fond of her freedom and hasnever wanted to marry Dodin. So, he decides to do something he has never done before:cook for her.A delectable feast for the senses, THE TASTE OF THINGS is a stunningly beautifulromance that simmers with emotion. The new film from acclaimed director Trần Anh Hùng, itwill be an unmissable cinematic treat
Festivals:
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Quotes:
You’ll swear you can smell and taste every shot” ★★★★ The Telegraph “An absolute delight” The Wrap “So rich and romantic it will leave you woozy” ★★★★★ Time Out