CLONES FILM FESTIVAL OCTOBER 2013 24TH-27TH PROGRAMME 12
WELCOME TO THE TWELFTH CLONES FILM FESTIVAL 2013 ENJOY!
WELCOME “Dull October brings the blast and then the leaves are whirling fast” or so the old saying goes. In Clones, October differs slightly with the whirling dervish of activity that is Clones Film Festival sweeping into town. This, our 12th consecutive outing, hosts a stunning array of international feature films, shorts and documentaries to showcase, counterbalanced by a wealth of home grown talent. We also run workshops and screen a selection of films for ‘na daoine beaga’! Yet again, Clones will be filled with intrepid film makers with five teams shooting, directing and editing their own short film in 48 hours in time for Sunday night where the, by now, world-famous ‘Francie Awards’ will once again be up for grabs. Not to forget the Festival Club, which this year will be based in Adamson’s Bar, where top class musicians will provide the backdrop for post-film discussion. Unfortunately, the nerve centre that was The Lennard Arms Hotel is no longer, where panini met Fellini, but life goes on and so must the show. We now have the use of Clones Courthouse and the old Post Office (now Clones Art Studios) as well as the familiar and welcome return of the 100-seater Cinemobile to offer film buffs an excellent choice of venues matched by the diverse variety of film. We, the CFF committee, would like to take this opportunity to thank all our sponsors and friends for their kind contributions, which make it possible to host a four-day festival. Also, many thanks to the people of Clones and its hinterland as well as those who travel from afar for attending so many of our events over the years and making it all possible. Go raibh maith agaibh go léir So without further ado, CFF would like to warmly welcome one and all to the biggest little film festival in Ireland! Catherine Sheerin, Paula McQuillan, Thomas Zechner, Siobhan Sheerin, Seamie Mc Mahon, Stephen Mc Kenna, Geraldine Zechner, James Sheerin and Conor Cox
Clones Film Festival would like to especially thank the following people: Michael Slowey - miki sloe graphic design. Somhairle Mac Conghaile & Staff at Monaghan Arts Office. Una McCarthy & Regina O’Shea at The Arts Council Of Ireland. Deirdriú McQuaid & all of the staff at Monaghan County Library. Adge King, Geraldine Killen and the staff at Clones Town Council. Ernie Hamill, John & Maria McGarry at webworks.ie. Sculptor Jason Crowley. Fabiola Martin of Martin’s Foodstore, Newbliss. The staff at Fáilte Clones and residents of the Diamond. James Connolly, Connolly Wines. Maeve Cooke, Karen Wall, Maria Brennan & David O’Mahony at Access Cinema. Noreen, Goretti and staff at the Cinemobile. Rory Geary & Cianna McNally, Northern Standard. Eamon McKenna from Scanbitz Truck Parts. The staff at Snipe Design. E.T. Hamill Photography & Danny McAdam Photography. Paddy McCabe, Corranny Media. Damian McCarney at Anglo Celt. Clones Credit Union Ltd, Super Valu and all of our very valued local sponsors.
OFFICIAL OPENING THURSDAY OCTOBER 24TH
Dir: Sean Smith | Ireland 2013 | 7mins | DVD | Cert: Club Starring: Kevin McGahern, Tommy Sharkey, Kim McCafferty, Eoin Heaney Ireland, 1849. The Great Famine. As a church bell tolls and the gloaming descends, a father and son working the land are forced to confront an ancient evil….
This year, Clones Film Festival will open with two short films showcasing once again some of the exceptional talent in the region. We will start with The Gloaming, the visually stunning short horror film by award-winning, IFTA-nominated filmmakers Souljacker, followed by the excellent border region drama Volkswagen Joe, a co-production by the Belturbet drama society and Technowolf films, based on a play by Brendan McCann. The directors and cast and crew from both films will attend the opening. As every year, this event is free of charge, wine and refreshments will be served and there will be music by Felix “Sonnyboy” Wilson in CFF’s new festival club in the freshly renovated lounge at Adamson’s after the screenings.
Dir: Brian Deane UK/Ireland, 2013 | 29 mins | DVD | Cert: Club Starring: Stuart Graham, Matthew O’Brien, Janet Moran, John Delaney, Helen Roche, Paddy Rocks Volkswagen Joe is a political drama set in a small border-town during the height of “The Troubles” in Northern Ireland. 1981 - Joe, a dedicated, hardworking mechanic, services cars for both sides of the political divide and refuses to be drawn into the conflict – something that both communities view with increased suspicion. As Joe restores a vintage Volkswagen for his friend the local RUC inspector, a young Republican sees this as the perfect opportunity to make a name for himself within the IRA. Unfortunately as events transpire Joe is forced into the impossible decision of endangering the people closest to him or becoming a co-conspirator.
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FRIDAY OCTOBER 25TH COURTHOUSE 5.45PM
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Dir: Eric Toledano, Olivier Nakache | France 2011 | 112mins | DCP | Cert: 15A | Language: French Starring: François Cluzet, Omar Sy, Anne Le Ny, Audrey Fleurot, Clotilde Mollet, Alba Gaïa Bellugi, Cyril Mendy and Christian Americ. He only wants a signature to keep social welfare off his back. Senegalese émigré Driss (Omar Sy) has no intention of getting hired when he applies to be a live-in carer for millionaire paraplegic Philippe (François Cluzet). Following a disastrous interview – during which Driss flirts with the Parisian aristocrat’s foxy secretary and robs a Fabergé egg – no one is more surprised than he when the older man takes him on for a trial. Slowly but surely, the two become friends. Driss introduces Philippe to marijuana, massage and Earth, Wind and Fire; Philippe, in turn, introduces art, classical music and paragliding. By now you’ve likely heard of Untouchable, the biggest French success of 2011 and the biggest grossing non-English-language title of all time. Last year the culture clash comedy was voted the arts event of 2011 in France. It won by a landslide margin and will represent France at next year’s Oscars. Based on A Second Wind, Philippe Pozzo Di Borg’s chronicle of friendship with his former carer Abdel Sellou, Untouchable’s generally cheery trajectory unfolds as a series of big, punch-the-air, inspirational set pieces and earnest sentimentality. The grain of the picture says urban drama but the lighting stays bouncy and bright. It’s not subtle. It’s not innovative. But it guarantees good humour, pranks, japes and welling-up for two hours. - Tara Brady, The Irish Times Winner - Grand Prix, Tokyo International Film Festival 2011 Winner - Audience Award, San Francisco International Film Festival 2012 Winner - Audience Award, Nashville Film Festival 2012
FRIDAY OCTOBER 25TH COURTHOUSE 8.15PM
Winner Audience Award Locarno International Film Festival 2012
Dir: Cate Shortland | Germany 2012 | 109 mins | DVD | Cert: 15A | Language: German Starring: Saskia Rosendahl, Kai Malina, Ursina Lardi, Nele Trebs The long-awaited follow-up to her exquisite Somersault, Australian director Cate Shortland’s adaptation of the novel The Dark Room by Rachel Seiffert is a sensual and complex story that explores the tribulations faced by the young in the aftermath of World War II. When their Nazi SS parents are taken into Allied custody, five siblings are left to fend for themselves. Teenage Lore (Saskia Rosendahl) takes charge, and the children set out to join their grandmother in Hamburg, some 900 km away. Along the arduous journey, the children encounter a populace suffering from post-war denial and deprivation, and for the first time are exposed to the reality and consequences of their parents’ actions. With food hard to come by, and the journey becoming ever more dangerous, the children meet Thomas (Kai-Peter Malina), a young Jewish survivor who helps them negotiate their way through tricky situations. Lore is both repulsed by and attracted to Thomas. All that she has been taught leads her to believe that he is the enemy, but his industriousness, generosity and physicality prove alluring. A coming-of-age tale set against the backdrop of a changing world, Lore shows new life emerging out of darkness with great intelligence and subtlety. - Sydney Film Festival 2012
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FRIDAY OCTOBER 25TH CINEMOBILE 8PM Plus: Un Peu Plus - Sweetness never dies - Short film by Conor Ferguson starring French acting legend Bulle Ogier
FRIDAY OCTOBER 25TH CINEMOBILE 10.30PM
Dir: Kieron J Walsh, UK/Ireland 2012, 81 mins, DCP | Cert: 15 Starring: Martin McCann, Nichola Burley, Ciarán McMenamin, Richard Dormer, Charlene McKenna, Valene Kane, Lalor Roddy Jump follows the lives of four twenty-somethings whose lives collide one fateful New Year’s Eve amidst the ancient walls of Derry, Northern Ireland, in a night of fast talk, coincidence and intrigue. As the clock ticks towards midnight and the night’s events expertly fall into place, Jump weaves an existential portrait of our characters lives as their hopes, fears and secrets are revealed. A modern day Brief Encounter. -- Irish News A densely plotted, fantastically fast paced film that will entertain any cinema goer. An absolute belter, not to be missed. - Belfast Telegraph Actor Ciarán McMenamin will introduce the film and host a Q&A session
Sponsored by - Courtney Crash Repairs
THE CONJURING Dir: James Wan | USA 2013 | DCP | Cert: 16
Starring: Patrick Wilson, Vera Farmiga, Ron Livingston, Lili Taylor Before there was Amityville, there was Harrisville. Based on a true story, “The Conjuring” tells the horrifying tale of how world renowned paranormal investigators Ed and Lorraine Warren were called upon to help a family terrorized by a dark presence in a secluded farmhouse. Forced to confront a powerful demonic entity, the Warrens find themselves caught in the most terrifying case of their lives. Set in 1971, The Conjuring is a well-crafted, old-school horror flick that delivers the required scares in all the right places – and with a bang. A rollercoaster ride.
Sponsored by - Rory McMahon - Flogas
SATURDAY OCTOBER 26TH CINEMOBILE 11AM
ADVENTURES IN ZAMBEZIA
Dir: Wayne Thornley | South Africa 2011 | 79mins | DVD | Cert: U (UK) | Language: English Starring: Samuel L. Jackson, Leonard Nimoy, Jeremy Suarez, Abigail Breslin, Jeff Goldblum Kai, an intrepid young falcon, feels trapped by his strict father and his isolated life in the desert. When a kooky stork crashes into his world and tells him about the opportunities to be found in the bird city of Zambezia, Kai decides to take wing. But an attack led by lizards leads Kai on a journey that eventually makes him understand the true value of community. Starring the voices of Samuel L. Jackson, Richard E. Grant and Leonard Nimoy, this South African animation is a captivating and enchanting adventure for the whole family.
Sponsored by - Matthews and Spar, Clones
SATURDAY OCTOBER 26TH CINEMOBILE 2PM
ONE DIRECTION: THIS IS US
Dir: Morgan Spurlock | USA 2013 | 92 mins | DCP | Cert: PG ONE DIRECTION: THIS IS US is an all-access look at life on the road for the global music phenomenon. Weaved with concert footage, this feature film tells the story of Niall, Zayn, Liam, Harry and Louis’ meteoric rise to fame, from their humble hometown beginnings and competing on the X-Factor, to conquering the world and performing at London’s famed O2 Arena. Hear it from the boys themselves and see through their own eyes what it’s really like to be One Direction. A must-see for every One Direction fan – everybody else might want to stay well clear of the Diamond this Saturday lunch time.
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EDITING MASTERCLASS SATURDAY OCTOBER 26TH OLD POST OFFICE 2PM
Sean Mackenzie in conversation with Fergal McGrath
Sean Mackenzie is a double BAFTA winning film editor. He won in 2013 for Amish: A Secret Life, and in 2004 for Arena: The Many Lives of Richard Attenborough. His editing work on The House (1997) and Japan’s Tsunami: Caught on Camera (2012) was also BAFTA Nominated. UK-based Irish film editor Fergal McGrath’s credits include BBC historical films with Jonathan Dimbleby and Max Hastings and Channel 4 documentary strands Cutting Edge, Dispatches, Unreported World and First Cut. In an informal atmosphere, participants will gain an insight into cutting room dynamics. What’s involved in making choices? Who decides what? Method in the madness? Music! Emotional response and, well, the cut and thrust of an edit! The event is aimed at professional editors as well as students, directors, producers, writers and all intrigued by what goes on behind the scenes. The masterclass will take place on Saturday 26 October from 2pm – 5pm in Clones Art Studios (located in the old Post Office on the Diamond) and the fee is €25 (concessions available). This includes refreshments and admission to a special screening of the Emmy-nominated Arena film ‘Bacon’s Arena’ at 6pm.
For further information or to apply for a place, contact Geraldine Zechner at 086-8053070 or email firstname.lastname@example.org.
Sponsored by - Danny McAdam
SATURDAY OCTOBER 26TH CINEMOBILE 4PM
FRACKING IN FERMANAGH: what could it mean? Dir: Michael Brown | UK/Ireland, 2013 | 60 mins | DVD | Cert: Club Around the world, shale gas extraction by the process of ‘fracking’ is causing devastation to both the natural environment and communities. Now the fracking companies have their sights firmly set on the Lough Allen basin. This documentary film, made by communities in County Fermanagh, explores what might happen if fracking goes ahead. About 30 interviews were recorded with a broad range of people from the local community, including farmers, fishermen, tourism providers, ecologists, doctors, young people and with politicians at the local and national level. International perspectives on fracking were given by specialists in the fields of health and the environment. While this film focusses on the possible effects of fracking in county Fermanagh, the issue is just as relevant here or in any other part of Ireland, because the possibility of shale gas extraction is currently also being explored for the Leitrim/Cavan/Monaghan area, and also because groundwater knows no county or state boundaries.
Sponsored by - LCP Tyres
SATURDAY OCTOBER 26TH CINEMOBILE 5.30PM
THE ACT OF KILLING
Winner Audience Award Berlinale International Film Festival, Panorama
Dir: Joshua Oppenheimer | Indonesia/UK 2012 | 115mins | DCP | Cert: Club | Language: Indonesian, English In this chilling and inventive documentary, executive produced by Errol Morris (The Fog of War) and Werner Herzog (Grizzly Man), the filmmakers examine a country where death squad leaders are celebrated as heroes, challenging them to reenact their real-life mass-killings in the style of the American movies they love. The hallucinatory result is a cinematic fever dream, an unsettling journey deep into the imaginations of mass-murderers and the shockingly banal regime of corruption and impunity they inhabit. Shaking audiences at the 2012 Toronto and Telluride Film Festivals and winning an Audience Award at the 2013 Berlin International Film Festival, The Act of Killing is an unprecedented film that, according to The Los Angeles Times, “could well change how you view the documentary form.” “I have not seen a film as powerful, surreal, and frightening in at least a decade...it is unprecedented in the history of cinema.” – Werner Herzog ---Please note that due to the premise and nature of this film, many viewers may find it very upsetting---
Sponsored by - Frank Clerkin, Scotshouse
Sponsored by - KC Tyres
SATURDAY OCTOBER 26TH COURTHOUSE 5.45PM
COME AS YOU ARE
Dir: Geoffrey Enthoven | Belgium 2011 | 115 mins | DVD | Cert: 15A | Language: Dutch, French Starring: Robrecht Vanden Thoren, Gilles De Schryver, Tom Audenaert, Isabelle De Hertogh Three guys in their twenties love wine and women but they are still virgins. Under the guise of a wine tour they embark on a journey to Spain hoping to have their first sexual experience. Jozef is blind, Philip is paralyzed from the neck down and Lars is in a wheelchair with a brain tumor, but they’re not going to let anything stand in their way. Director Geoffrey Enthoven keeps the aesthetic and emotional palate natural. This crowd-pleasing and feel-good road movie, with a hatful of audience awards to prove it, comes with no sweeping strings and no instances of cheesy artifice and the performances are excellent throughout. Winner - Best Film, Audience Award, Montreal World Film Festival 2012 Winner - Audience Award, Karlovy Vary, 2012
SATURDAY OCTOBER 26TH OLD POST OFFICE 6PM
Dir: Adam Low | UK 2005 | 95 mins | Digibeta | Cert: Club Since his death in 1992, Arena is the only broadcaster to be granted exclusive permission by the Estate of Francis Bacon to make a film about his life. Bacon’s paintings are some of the most vivid, haunting and ferocious in art history, and his life was as outrageous as his art. The film is saturated with Bacon’s forceful presence, his imperious and seductive voice - a testament to the unparalleled range and originality of Bacon’s insights into his own work. Even more appreciated abroad than in Britain, Bacon is revealed as a global phenomenon. The documentary extends far beyond the Soho caricature of the Bacon legend, featuring visits to Paris, Madrid, Tangier, Ireland and New York. Contributors include Bacon’s sister Ianthe and those closest to him, and the programme features original music by Brian Eno. Bacon’s Arena was edited by Sean Mackenzie, who hosts an editing masterclass at CFF on Saturday 26 October at 2pm.
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SATURDAY OCTOBER 26TH COURTHOUSE 8.15PM
BEYOND THE HILLS Dir: Cristian Mungiu | Romania 2012 | 150 mins | DVD | Cert: 15A Starring: Cosmina Stratan, Cristina Flutur, Valeriu Andriuţă, Dana Tapalaga | Language: Romanian A cerebral melodrama of the most steely, bare and brutal kind, Beyond the Hills is the third feature from Romanian director Cristian Mungiu and his first since winning the Palme d’Or at Cannes in 2007 for 4 Months, 3 Weeks & 2 Days. Alina (Cristina Flutur) and Voichita (Cosmina Stratan) are old friends who reunite over a weekend. Alina has come back to Romania from Germany and wants Voichita to return with her. But Voichita is reluctant to leave the monastery where she lives with a dozen other women and a lone priest (Valeriu Andriuta), believing she’s found a cure for crippling loneliness: God. Mungiu embeds us in the world of her frugal, barren monastery over a few days, with Alina’s presence forcing her to confront her beliefs. Meanwhile, her colleagues react with increasing hostility to the threat Alina poses to their way of life. Mungiu’s style of storytelling in Beyond the Hills is more elongated and less frenetic than in 4 Months. Together, the two films make fascinating companion pieces as studies of freedom or a lack of it and, on a wider level, suggest a lingering sickness and sorrow at the heart of Romanian society. - Dave Calhoun, Time Out London
Sponsored by - Terry Fay
SATURDAY OCTOBER 26TH CINEMOBILE 8PM
Dir: Ciaran Creagh | Ireland 2013 | 22mins | DCP | Cert: Club “The Note” tells a story about redemption, centring around Lars, a middle-aged alcoholic, who through his addiction has lost everything, most importantly his wife and son. Now he carries around ‘The Note’, a constant, painful reminder of traumatic events from his childhood. Day by day he finds solace in the bottle as he quietly observes from a distance his son, now a young boy, longing for the life he’s thrown away. The powerful directorial debut of award-winning writer Ciaran Creagh (Parked) features a nuanced performance by the ever more mesmerising Aidan Gillan, an excellent Ruth McCabe as well as a suitably dramatic score by Denis Clohessy. Director/writer Ciaran Creagh will attend the screening.
Sponsored by - Morgan’s Hardware
SATURDAY OCTOBER 26TH CINEMOBILE 8PM
THE IRISH PUB
Dir: Alex Fegan | Ireland, 2013 | 75 mins | DCP | Cert: PG A time when more and more of us retreat to our own homes for a couple of drinks, director Alex Fegan is travelling the country far and wide for his endearing portrait of the quintessential old-school Irish pub and the seriously interesting and often very entertaining characters behind the bar, among them none other than the late Annie McGinn from Newbliss. This beautifully framed, uplifting documentary pays homage to a much-loved Irish institution and is the cinematic equivalent of a well-poured pint of stout. The picture is delightful throughout and makes an implicit (but forceful) argument for the magnificence of the traditional Irish pub: solid wood, stone floors, no music, little telly, nick nacks, yellowed ceiling. - Donald Clarke, The Irish Times Director Alex Fegan will introduce the film.
Sponsored by - Morgan’s Hardware
SUNDAY OCTOBER 27TH CINEMOBILE 11AM
FROM UP ON POPPY HILL
Dir: Goro Miyazaki | Japan 2011 | 91mins | DCP | Cert: Club | Kokuriko-zaka Kara Language: English Featuring the voices of: Gillian Anderson, Jamie Lee Curtis, Ron Howard The highest-grossing Japanese film released in Japan in 2011, the new film from Studio Ghibli - co-written by the legendary director and Ghibli co-founder Hayao Miyazaki, and directed by his son Goro - is a story of young love and cultural renewal set in 1960s Tokyo. Every morning, the teenage Umi raises flags as a blessing to passing sailors, and her goodwill catches the attention of schoolmate Shun, who writes the anonymous flag-raiser a poem in the school newspaper. Joining Shun’s campaign to save the school clubhouse from being destroyed as Tokyo prepares for the 1964 Olympics, Umi soon falls for the charming and passionate young activist. Featuring gorgeous animation, a surprisingly eclectic score (surf music in a Ghibli film!), and evoking such gently humanistic Ghibli classics as Only Yesterday, the lovely, understated From Up on Poppy Hill screens in both a subtitled version and a dubbed English-language edition featuring the voices of Gillian Anderson, Jamie Lee Curtis, Ron Howard and Aubrey Plaza. – Toronto Film Festival 2012
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SUNDAY OCTOBER 27TH CINEMOBILE 1PM
Dir: Tom Ryan | Ireland, 2013 | 74 mins | DCP | Cert: Club Starring: Aoife Spratt, Audrey Hamilton, Maggie Donovan, Mike McMahon Angie Corbett returns to her hometown in Tipperary after getting a teaching job at her old secondary school. While back home, Angie struggles to readjust to the life she thought she had left behind and at the same time, try to figure out what the next step in her life should be. Irish independent feature Trampoline is a striking example of the excellent results that can be that can be achieved by a determined and enthusiastic team despite having to work on a minute budget.
Sponsored by - David Rafferty Financial Services
SUNDAY OCTOBER 27TH
Cinema @ The Lennard Arms
OLD POST OFFICE 1PM Short Film Programme // Sun 27th // 1pm Fiction - Experimental I
1. The Ballsbridge Poisoner 2. The Gloaming 3. Alicia’s Mask 4. One Thousand Yards 5. Atrophy 6. Isolation 7. Red Light 8. Fela / Sidy
Clive Arnold Sean Smith Noel Brady Jonathan Hughes Mairtín de Barra Patrick Thompson Brian Mulholland Damola Adelaja
12:35 07:00 06:00 15:00 13:13 08:05 11:46 08:30
Sponsored by - FELDHUES
OLD POST OFFICE 2.30PM Short Film Programme // Sun 27th // 2.30pm Documentaries
1. Leaving the Village Ryan Ralph 14:03 2. No Road Signs at Sea Patrick McDermott 04:00 3. Crossing the Divide Cathy Heffernan 16:15 4. The Druid’s Cage Paul McDermott 28.58 5. Capturing Our Capital Rebecca Birmingham 09:14 6. Kinds of Blue Catherine McGrath 07:13 /Joske Slabbers 7. First Piano Paul Murphy 03:37 8. Sur La Pointe Kim Comiskey 08:00 9. Still Can’t Hear Her Mouth Derville Quigley 11:00 Sponsored by - Sean McQuillan TV & Radio
Short Film Programme // Judges CFF 2013
THE JURY SEAN MACKENZIE is a double BAFTA winning film editor. He won in 2013 for Amish: A Secret Life, and in 2004 for Arena: The Many Lives of Richard Attenborough. His editing work on The House (1997) and Japanâ€™s Tsunami: Caught on Camera (2012) was also BAFTA Nominated.
OLD POST OFFICE 5PM
FERGAL MCGRATH is a UK-based Irish film editor whose credits include BBC historical films with Jonathan Dimbleby and Max Hastings and Channel 4 documentary strands Cutting Edge, Dispatches, Unreported World and First Cut.
Short Film Programme // Sun 27th // 5pm
Fiction - Experimental II
1. Fortune 2. Jacob Wrestling With the Angel 3. Adam 4. Forgiving Amy 5. Lean on Me 6. Daisy 7. The Note 8. The Missing Scarf
Katie Miller Bertie Brosnan
Denise Pattison/Caroline Farrell James Mulholland Gavin Butler Luke Morgan Ciaran Creagh Eoin Duffy
06:19 19:37 02:15 05:49 22:00 06:35
Sponsored by - E.T. Hamill Photography
RUSSELL CROCKETT is a film editor who over the last 25 years has worked chiefly on documentaries for television but has also edited films for artists, dancers and musicians. Films he has cut have won numerous awards including Grierson, RTS and Emmys. In recent years he has been working increasingly with younger directors and on feature documentaries, including Men Who Swim, Men of Arlington and Village At The End Of The World.
SUNDAY OCTOBER 27TH COURTHOUSE 3PM
LIFE’S A BREEZE Dir: Lance Daly | Ireland 2013 | 83 mins | DCP | Cert: 12A Starring: Kelly Thornton, Fionnula Flanagan, Pat Shortt, Eva Birthistle Director Lance Daly (Kisses) returns to Dublin for Life’s a Breeze, a warm and engaging comedy about a family making its way in post-Celtic Tiger Ireland. Matriarch Nan (Fionnula Flanagan) is upset when her unemployed layabout son Colm (Pat Shortt), with the aid of niece Emma (a fine performance from newcomer Kelly Thornton), organises a complete spring clean of the house the two share. Unfortunately, one of the items discarded is her old mattress, which housed her life savings, totalling close to a million euro. When Colm launches a public appeal to track the mattress down, it sparks a frenzy of dump-hunting that may lose the fortune permanently. The film’s focus is on relationships between mother and son, and between grandmother and granddaughter, but beneath the gentle humour may be discerned some strong elements of satire on the current state of Irish society - Kevin Coyne, IFI
Sponsored by - Fred & Jo Madden, Hilton Park
SUNDAY OCTOBER 27TH COURTHOUSE 3.30PM
VILLAGE AT THE END OF THE WORLD Dir: Saeah Gavron | UK-Denmark-Greenland 2012 | 76 mins | DVD | Cert: CLUB | Language: North American Indian There a gentle sweetness and charm to this documentary by film-maker Sarah Gavron, her first film since the adaptation of Monica Ali’s novel Brick Lane six years ago. It follows a year in the life of Niaqornat, a remote village in north-western Greenland; it’s an Inuit fishing community of around 60 people who are desperately worried by the imminent closure of the local fish-processing factory, and wondering if they can stage a buy-out to run it as a co-operative. They are also worried about climate change, and the effect that is having on fishing waters, but it isn’t clear what they can do about that. The place has an eerie beauty: the nearest comparison I can suggest is the Scottish Highlands, and with its houses each painted a different vivid colour, it reminded me a little of Tobermory on the Isle of Mull, but it is unique. The elders are worried about the young leaving, and the community suffering a slow death: symbolic of this youth flight is cheerful 18-year-old Lars, very much in touch with the world via the internet, and keen to get out as soon as he can. The quiet sadness of his grandmother, who has raised him, is poignant. Gavron gets an amazing shot when a pregnant whale is brought in by fishermen: a tiny whale foetus is cut out of it and laid wonderingly on the shore. – Peter Bradshaw, The Guardian
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Closing Night & The Francies
Closing night at CFF has come to mean only one thing – ‘The Francies’. Named in honour of Francie Brady in Pat McCabe’s ‘The Butcher Boy’, the awards are sculpted by Jason Crowley (owner / manager of the Bronze Art Foundry, Gaelic Street, Dublin). Jason responded to the motif of the pig, which is central to ‘The Butcher Boy’ and fashioned these memorable awards in solid bronze. So who is going to win one of these gems this year..? Awards are presented to the Best Film, as voted by the jury, and the Audience Favourite in the 48 hour short film challenge, in association with Clones Credit Union Ltd., as well as to the winners of Best Fiction / Experimental and Best Documentary from our short film programmes. It is a gala night not to be missed and since its inception has been a booked-out affair. This year the awards ceremony will take place in the historic surroundings of the Courthouse for the first time. Afterwards, make your way down to the festival club @ Adamson’s Bar for a gig by punk poet extraordinaire Jinx Lennon followed by some chillin’ and some dancin’ to the music of DJ ShOhK, as yet another CFF winds down. Don’t say you haven’t been warned… book your seat early for Clones’ very own Oscars night! sponsored by Clones Credit Union
Would like to thank our many local sponsors and volunteers for their ongoing generosity and support
We would like to acknowledge the assistance of Cavan-Monaghan LEADER, the Minister and Department of Community, Equality & Gaeltacht Affairs, the EU and EAFRD in part-funding this project. FUNDED BY THE IRISH GOVERNMENT UNDER THE NATIONAL DEVELOPMENT PLAN, 2007-2013 Is fiontar comhpháirteach é LEADER Cabhán-Muineacháin idir Breifne Aontaithe Teoranta agus Forbairt Aontaithe Teoranta Muineacháin chun an Clár Forbairt Tuithe Éireann 2007-2013 a thoirbhirt i gcontaetha Cabhán agus Muineacháin. Cavan-Monaghan LEADER is a joint venture between Breffni Integrated Ltd. and Monaghan Integrated Development Ltd. for the delivery of the Rural Development Programme 2007-2013 in counties Cavan and Monaghan.
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Clones Film Festival
1 Festival Club@Adamsonâ€™s
The Cinemobile on the Diamond
CLONES TOWN CENTRE
5 The Creighton Hotel
Cinema @ CINEMOBILE
THURSDAY 24TH OCTOBER
FRIDAY 25TH OCTOBER
Cinema @ COURTHOUSE
Cinema @ OLD POST OFFICE
8pm OFFICIAL OPENING with The Gloaming & Volkswagen Joe 8pm Jump
10.30pm The Conjuring
11am Adventures in Zambezia
5.45pm Come As You Are
2pm Editing Masterclass
8.15pm Beyond The Hills
6pm Bacon’s Arena
3.30pm Village at the End of the World
1pm Short Film Programme – Fiction/Experimental I
8pm OFFICIAL CLOSING – ‘The Francies’
2.30pm Short Film Programme – Documentaries
2pm One Direction: This is Us
With Sean Mackenzie and Fergal McGrath
4pm Fracking in Fermanagh 5.30pm The Act of Killing 8pm The Note & The Irish Pub 11am From Up On Poppy Hill SUNDAY 27TH OCTOBER
1pm Trampoline 3pm Life’s a Breeze
5pm Short Film Programme – Fiction/Experimental II
The Box Office is located in the old Post Office on the Diamond. As usual The Cinemobile is located on the Diamond and The Courthouse Cinema is on McCurtain St. In order to comply with the law pertaining to Film Societies, all patrons must be members of Clones Film Club. Details available at the Box Office. Where you see the word Club, this means that the film has not been rated by the Film Censor. Caution is advised and you should speak to a committee member if you have concerns.