The Golden Dream / La Juala de Oro

The Golden Dream / La Juala de Oro

Draiocht in Association with The Irish Film Institute

Wed 21 Feb 2018 10.30AM Main Auditorium // €5 Per Student / 2 Teachers Free per Class of 20+

This season Draíocht will collaborate once again with the Irish Film Institutes Education Programme by screening the film 'The Golden Dream / La Juala de Oro'  for TY and Senior Cycle Secondary School Students, in Spanish (with English subtitles). Recommended age: 15+

A group of Guatemalan teenagers attempt to make their way to the U.S.A., dreaming of the better life that the country promises, but they are ill equipped, both physically and emotionally, for the challenges they face getting there. Sara attempts to pass as a boy, thinking that will make her less vulnerable; Juan positions himself as the group’s guide and cheerleader, but he proves himself as naïve as the others; Samuel struggles from the start of the adventure, while Chauk, an indigenous Indian, speaks no Spanish.
Diego Quemada-Díez has previously worked with Ken Loach, and there’s evidence of that in the film’s raw realism and its committed social concerns. It’s a brilliant and effecting debut, which has won numerous prizes on the festival circuit, including an award for its young ensemble cast at Cannes 2013.

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Dur 108 mins • Age 15+ • Suitable for TY, 5th & 6th year students
Guatemala/Spain/ Mexico  • 2013 • Drama  • Spanish with English Subtitles • Director: Diego Quemada-Díez

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"Absorbing and suspenseful " ★★★★ The Guardian

"A beautiful film, full of human warmth, compassion and truth. The struggle of the innocent is caught with precision. Terrific!" Ken Loach

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Hotel Salvation (2018)
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Hotel Salvation (2018)

Cinema at Draiocht

Wed 21 Feb 2018 7.30PM Main Auditorium // €7.50 / €6 conc

Faced with his father's untimely and bizarre demand to go and die in the holy city of Varanasi and attain salvation, a son is left with no choice but to embark on this journey with him. An ominous dream convinces 77 year old Dayanand Kumar that his end could be near. Daya and Rajiv check into Mukti Bhawan (Hotel Salvation) in Varanasi, a guesthouse devoted to people in their last days. But as the days go by, Rajiv struggles to juggle his responsibilities back home, while Daya starts to bloom in the hotel and gets a new lease of life.

Cert: 18 / Language: Hindi (subtitled) / Dur: 99 mins
In association with Access Cinema

"Full of warmth and tenderness." The Hollywood Reporter

"A warm, sweet film." rediff.com

Film Stars Don’t Die in Liverpool (2017)
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Film Stars Don’t Die in Liverpool (2017)

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Wed 14 Mar 2018 7.30PM Main Auditorium // €7.50 / €6 conc

In an extraordinary true-life story, Annette Bening portrays American movie star Gloria Grahame, who meets and falls in love with a much younger British actor, Peter Turner (Jamie Bell) while performing in theatre in Liverpool. It is there that she is told that her breast cancer, which she successfully fought several years earlier, has returned. But rather than seeking further treatment, Grahame decides to make Liverpool her home, determined to spend her last days in the city with her lover. Based on the successful memoir by Peter Turner, this promises to be both a culture clash comedy and a heart-breaking romance.

Cert: 15A / Language: English / Dur: 105 mins
In association with Access Cinema

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Evil Under the Sun (1982)
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Evil Under the Sun (1982)

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Wed 28 Mar 2018 7.30PM Main Auditorium // €7.50 / €6 conc

Based on Agatha Christie's 1941 novel of the same name and directed by Guy Hamilton (Goldfinger, The Mirror Crack’d), Evil Under the Sun’s relocation of the story’s original Devon setting to the Mediterranean makes for a sunny backdrop to this delightful and entertaining who-dunnit. Peter Ustinov, in his second outing as detective Hercule Poirot, shares the fun with a celebrated cast, including Maggie Smith, James Mason, Sylvia Miles and a terrific Diana Rigg as the narcissistic victim.

Cert: PG / Language: English / Dur: 118 mins
In association with Access Cinema

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Condemned to Remember (2017)
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Condemned to Remember (2017)

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Wed 11 Apr 2018 10.30AM Main Auditorium // €7.50 / €6 conc / €5 per student / 2 Teachers Free per class of 20+ // Dur: 94 mins + 60 mins Q&A

Irish Holocaust survivor Tomi Reichental celebrates his 80th birthday in a Dublin Mosque and embarks on an epic journey across a Europe in turmoil. In Germany, Tomi concludes his long quest to bring the convicted SS war criminal Hilde Michnia to account for her secrets and lies. In Poland and Slovakia, he confronts the ‘crisis of shame’ that prevents an honest reckoning with the scale of local ‘collusion’ with the Nazi extermination project. In Bosnia, Tomi embraces Muslim survivors of genocide, who still search for the bones of their loved ones. Along the way he puts himself into the shoes of the ‘new Jews’ and discovers a strong common bond with refugees fleeing the hell that is Syria.
Directed by Emmy award-winner Gerry Gregg, Condemned to Remember explores whether we have really learned from the evils of the past.

€7.50 / €6 conc / €5 per student / 2 Teachers Free per class of 20+
Dur: 94 mins + 60 mins Q&A / Cert: 15A
Includes FREE post-screening Q&A with Tomi Reichental and Gerry Gregg.
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"… this remains among the most moving films we will see this year." ★★★★ The Irish Times

"… fascinating and engrossing ..." Entertainment.ie

Rosalie Blum (2016)
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Rosalie Blum (2016)

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Wed 11 Apr 2018 7.30PM Main Auditorium // €7.50 / €6 conc // Dur: 95 mins

The biggest hit in the 27-year history of the Alliance Française French Film Festival, Julien Rappeneau's enchanting directorial debut ‘Rosalie Blum’ is a witty and ingeniously crafted comedy about a random encounter that has unexpected and life-changing consequences, based on the graphic novel trilogy by French artist Camille Jourdy. Thirty-something Vincent Machot (indelibly played by Kyan Khojandi) is a hairdresser, like his father before him. Life rotates around work, his overbearing mother who lives in the apartment upstairs, and a womanising cousin constantly trying to set him up. But one morning Vincent experiences a powerful déjà-vu when he meets the gaze of a grocery store clerk, Rosalie Blum (the fabulous Noémie Lvovsky). Intrigued by this mysterious woman, he begins a search to uncover the truth behind their connection. What follows is a series of coincidences - both hilarious and moving – which memorably brings together a group of lost souls in a manner reminiscent of Claude Berri's wonderful Hunting and Gathering.

Starring: Noémie Lvovsky, Kyan Khojandi, Alice Isaaz, Sara Giraudeau
Winner, Audience Award, Gijón International Film Festival 2016
Nominated for Best First Feature Film, César Awards 2017

Cert: Club / Language: French (English Subtitles) / Dur: 95 mins
Presented in partnership and with the support of the Embassy of France and Institut Français.
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"… a quirky, cockles-warming adaptation of the eponymous graphic-novel trilogy." The Hollywood Reporter

"Whimsical, tender and original, Rosalie Blum is a fabulous debut." The New Zealand Herald

Wonder (2017)
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Wonder (2017)

Cinema at Draiocht

Wed 25 Apr 2018 10.30AM & 7.30PM Main Auditorium // €7.50 / €6 conc / €5 per student / 2 Teachers free per class of 20+

Based on the New York Times best-selling novel by R.J. Palacio, Wonder is the inspiring and heartwarming story of August Pullman, a young boy born with facial differences that have prevented him from going to a mainstream school. When Auggie enters the local fifth grade, he becomes the most unlikely of heroes. As his family, his new classmates, and the larger community all struggle to find their compassion and acceptance, Auggie's extraordinary journey will unite them all and prove you can't blend in when you were born to stand out. Starring: Julia Roberts, Jacob Tremblay, Owen Wilson

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Dur 113 mins • Cert: PG • Suitable for 5th & 6th Pupils - Jnr Cert Students
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Ferdinand (2017)
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Ferdinand (2017)

Cinema at Draiocht

Sat 28 Apr 2018 3PM Main Auditorium // €7.50 / €6 conc / €5 children

Ferdinand tells the story of a giant bull with a big heart. After being mistaken for a dangerous beast, he is captured and torn from his home. Determined to return to his family, he rallies a misfit team on the ultimate adventure. Set in Spain, Ferdinand proves you can’t judge a bull by its cover. From Blue Sky Studios and Carlos Saldanha, the director of Rio and inspired by the beloved book The Story of Ferdinand by Munro Leaf and Robert Lawson, Ferdinand is a heart-warming animated comedy adventure with an all-star cast that include John Cena, Kate McKinnon, Gina Rodriguez, Anthony Anderson, David Tennant and many more.

Cert: G  Language: English   Dur: 106 mins
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"A flower-sniffing bull goes on a journey of self-discovery in this fun adaptation." ★★★★ The Observer

"A sweet - and hilarious - tale of a bull who won’t fight." ★★★★ The Times