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Cinema: Captioned Screenings at the Irish Film Institute for April

5 Apr - 1 May 2024

Irish Film Institute, 6 Eustace Street, Temple Bar



Upcoming open captioned screenings on at the Irish Film Institute this month. For booking information and more details, visit ifi.ie.

Io Capitano
Open captioned screenings Friday 5 April at 1.10pm and Wednesday 10 April at 6.10pm

The immigration narrative is reframed as a hero’s quest in Matteo Garrone’s searing depiction of a Senegalese teenager’s attempts to reach Europe’s hallowed shores. 16-year-old Seydou (Seydou Sarr), and his cousin, Moussa (Moustapha Fall), are gravely disillusioned when their journey from Dakar is fraught at every stage with escalating danger; they are robbed, manipulated, and mistreated before being forced to cross the Sahara on foot to Libya, where further indignities await before they must face the perilous sea crossing to Italy. Garrone’s perfectly judged fusion of harsh reality and spiritual odyssey of African empowerment is an intoxicating, emotionally devastating experience that grows in power as the initially timid Seydou increasingly comes to shoulder his fateful burden.

Wild Strawberries: That They May Face the Rising Sun

Open captioned screenings Wednesday 24 April at 11am, Saturday 28 April at 3.50pm and Wednesday 1 May at 6.15pm.

An adaptation of the final novel from John McGahern, one of Ireland’s greatest writers, That They May Face The Rising Sun is a lyrical celebration of the everyday. Joe (Barry Ward) and Kate Ruttledge (Anna Bederke) have returned from London to live and work among a small lakeside community near to where Joe grew up. Now deeply embedded in the life around the lake, the drama of a year in their lives and those of the memorable characters that move about them unfolds through the rituals of work, play and the passing seasons. In passages of great beauty and truth, Pat Collins, in his second feature film following several acclaimed documentaries, sensitively interprets McGahern’s work, drawing out the novel’s deceptive simplicity, and transforming an enclosed world into an everywhere.

The Irish Film Institute provide regular audio description and open captioning for selected screenings. For more information about accessible screenings visit www.ifi.ie/accessible.

Images courtesy of the IFI.

Open captioned screenings of Io Capitano will take place Friday 5 April at 1.10pm and Wednesday 10 April at 6.10pm. Image courtesy of IFI.

Open captioned screenings of That They May Face the Rising Sun will take place Wednesday 24 April at 11am, Saturday 28 April at 3.50pm and Wednesday 1 May at 6.15pm. Image courtesy of IFI.


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