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Cork Film Festival Announces 2015 Program


60th Anniversary of Cork Film Festival

The Cork Film Festival celebrates its 60th anniversary this year with a ten-day event taking place from 6 to 15 November. Being one of Europe’s longest-running film festivals, each day is event-packed.

’11 Minutes’ will be opening the festival this year on November 6th at 8pm. The same 11 minute period in the lives of several different characters is revisited over and over, by the great Polish iconoclast. A sleezy Hollywood director auditions an actress. A jealous husband is out of control. An elderly man calmly sketches a bridge. A high-rise window cleaner takes an illicit break. A team of paramedics rush a pregnant woman to hospital. An ex-con serves hot dogs to hungry nuns, whilst a dog does what dogs do do (but see this from the dog’s point of view). It is a world full of unsurety – perhaps the only surety is that anything might happen at any time.

‘Carol’ closes out the festival on 15 November at 8pm. A young woman in her 20s, Therese Belivet, is a clerk working in a Manhattan department store and dreaming of a more fulfilling life when she meets Carol, an alluring woman trapped in a loveless, convenient marriage. As an immediate connection sparks between them, the innocence of their first encounter dims and their connection deepens. While Carol breaks free from the confines of marriage, her husband threatens her competence as a mother when Carol’s involvement with Therese and close relationship with her best friend Abby comes to light. As Carol leaves the comfort of home to travel with Therese, an internal journey of self-discovery coincides with her new sense of space.

To view the full program, visit their website.

To book tickets to any of the showings, click here.