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Mare Nostrum Screening at the IFI

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Screening to Celebrate Legendary Irish Director, Rex Ingram

Visionary Irish director of the silent screen Rex Ingram to be celebrated at the IFI on 9th Dec with screening of Mare Nostrum, with live musical accompaniment from 3epkano.

Mare Nostrum was the favourite film of Rex Ingram, the prolific, world-renowned Irish director of the silent film era. The restored film will be shown on the 9th December at 18.30 as part of the IFI’s From The Vaults strand and will be presented with live musical accompaniment from 3Epkano and an introduction from Ruth Barton, author of a new study of Ingram, Rex Ingram: Visionary Director of the Silent Screen.

Noted for his charisma, talent, and striking good looks, Dublin-born director Rex Ingram (1893−1950) is ranked alongside D. W. Griffith, Marshall Neilan, and Erich von Stroheim as one of the greatest artists of the silent cinema.

An exciting World War 1 story made in 1926 about a Spanish merchant sailor and a beautiful spy (played by Ingram’s wife, Alice Terry), Mare Nostrum features many Ingram trademarks such as his eye for scenery, his love of grotesque characters and his exploration of supernatural themes. This beautifully restored, tinted 35mm print, presented by arrangement with Photoplay Productions and Warner Bros, is a reminder of what an extraordinarily talented filmmaker Ingram was.

3epkano are a Dublin-based collective who are dedicated to producing original soundtracks for silent and avant-garde cinema. Their score for Mare Nostrum has been created specially for the IFI screening and has been funded by the Trinity College Dublin Visual and Performing Arts Fund.

Tickets for From the Vaults: Mare Nostrum are €15 and are available now here online or from the IFI Box Office on 01 679 3477 or www.ifi.ie.