15 Sep. - 15 Dec. 2016

The Model Cinema: in partnership with Sligo Film Society

The Model cinema, in partnership with Sligo Film Society, brings audiences the best in international and independent film. Membership and tickets for individual screenings are available through Sligo Film Society prior to each screening.

Membership Season €80 Concession €60
Attendance at a single Screening €8 Concession €6
Membership available before each screening

All screenings commence at 8pm, unless otherwise stated.

September 15 (sponsored by Rhatigan Architects)
Love & Friendship

Director: Whit Stillman Language English 2016
93 mins
Starring: Kate Beckinsale, Chloë Sevigny, Xavier Samuel

Based on Jane Austen’s “Lady Susan”, Love & Friendship follows the manipulative and seductive widow (Kate
Beckinsale). Using her wit, deception, wiles and cunning,
Lady Susan attempts to win the heart of the eligible Reginald deCourcy, in an attempt to
secure her financial future. A thoroughly delightful period drama.

September 29

Dir: Jacques Audiard Language French, Tamil, English, 2015
114 mins
Starring: Antonythasan Jesuthasan, Kalieaswari
Srinivasan, Claudine Vinasithamby, Vincent Rottiers, Marc Zinga

Palme d’Or winner at Cannes Festival 2015, this powerful drama from Jacques Audiard (A Prophet)
follows a former Tamil Tiger soldier fleeing the aftermath of the Sri Lankan civil war,
beginning a new life as caretaker on a troubled housing complex in suburban Paris.
Powerfully compassionate yet morally complex tale.

October 6 sponsored by EBS
Our Little Sister (Umimachi Diary)

Dir: Hirokazu Kore-eda
128 minutes, Japan, 2015

From acclaimed Japanese director Hirokazu Kore-eda, Our Little Sister, is a gentle, deeply affecting family drama. After their estranged father’s death, three sisters discover that they have a teenage step-sibling. Sweetly and lovingly attuned to the ordinary but deeply held bonds of familial life, Our Little Sister, is a subtle meditation on loss, absence, and the acceptance of death.

Cannes Film Festival 2015, Toronto International Film Festival 2015, Busan International Film Festival 2015, London Film Festival 2015, Audi Dublin Film Festival 2016

Official selection, 2015 Cannes Film Festival Best Picture & Director, 39th Japan Academy Prize, 2016

October 13 sponsored by Tir na n’Og

Dir: Paddy Breathnach Ireland/Cuba 2015
100 mins Language: Spanish
Starring: Héctor Medina, Jorge Perugorría, Luis Alberto García

Jesus, a struggling hairdresser, develops a talent for
drag performance. When his estranged father
returns and forbids Jesus to perform, a battle of
wills follows as the two men learn to respect each other. Paddy Breathnach’s Oscarshortlisted
crowd-pleaser about a young gay man’s reconciliation with his father is a
compassionate tale of finding one’s true voice.
Best Irish Film, Audi Dublin International Film Festival 2016. Short-listed for Best Foreign
Language Film Academy Award 2016

October 20 sponsored by Connolly’s Bar
Son of Saul, Saul Fia

Dir: László Nemes Language: Hungarian, French, German
2015 107 minutes
Cast: Géza Röhrig, Levente Molnár, Urs Rechn

László Nemes’ stunning debut feature is a Holocaust drama that follows a concentrationcamp
inmate who goes to extraordinary lengths to secure a proper Jewish burial for a young
boy. This is an extraordinary, gripping and powerful piece of work.
Winner of the Grand Prix at the Cannes Film Festival 2015

October 27 sponsored by Sweet Beat Cafe
Sweet Bean, Amai mame

Dir: Naomi Kawase Japan/France/Germany 2015
113 mins Language: Japanese
Cast: Kirin Kiki, Masatoshi Nagase, Kyara Uchida

This is a gentle, quietly-moving drama about how an elderly
woman, 60 year old Tokue, with a unique culinary skill for
making sweet bean paste transforms the life of Sentaro, a lonely dorayaki pancake chef, and
brings new hope to his struggling food kiosk. – Winner of the Audience Award at the 2015 Cork Film Festival

November 3 sponsored by Osta

Dir: Pedro Almodóvar Spain 2016
99 mins Language: Spanish
Cast: Emma Suárez, Adriana Ugarte, Rossy de Palma, Michelle Jenner

The new film from renowned Spanish auteur Pedro Almodóvar
sees him return to familiar territory, with a female-focused story based around Julieta, a
woman who is trying to reconnect with her daughter. An emotional drama about love, loss
and regret.

November 10
The Commune, Kollektivet

Dir: Thomas Vinterberg Denmark/Sweden/The Netherlands
2015 111mins Language Danish
Cast: Trine Dyrholm, Ulrich Thomsen, Helene Reingaard Neumann, Martha Sofie Wallstrøm Hansen

“Trine Dyrholm powers a tense Vinterberg film set in 1970s
Copenhagen, where a couple’s experiment in group living reveals the fault lines in their
own relationship” – Peter Bradshaw, The Guardian.

November 17 sponsored by Mullaney’s Solicitors
The Clan, El Clan

Dir: Pablo Trapero Argentina, Spain 2015
110 mins Language: Spanish
Starring: Guillermo Francella, Peter Lanzani, Lili Popovich,
Gaston Cocchiarale, Giselle Motta, Franco Masini, Antonia Bengoechea

An astonishing true story of a seemingly normal middleclass
family that trafficked in the kidnapping, ransoming and murder of the wealthy. The
disappeared — los desaparecidos — are words that carry special resonance in Argentina.
Long associated with the crimes of the military junta of the 1970s, the term takes on a
different, but no less chilling, meaning.

November 24 sponsored by Hargadon’s

Dir: Deniz Gamze Ergüven France/Turkey/Germany 2015
97 mins Language: Turkish
Cast: Güneş Şensoy, Doğa Zeynep Doğuşlu, Elit Işcan, Tuğba
Sunguroğlu, Ilayda Akdoğan.

Five free-spirited teenage sisters have been raised in a
Turkish village by their grandmother and strict uncle since their parents’ death. Their happy
existence changes when a neighbour reports innocent fun as immoral behaviour. As the
girls’ freedom is stripped away, the bond between them strengthens as they search for ways
to rebel against these restrictions. – Best Film, Audi Dublin International Film Festival 2016,
Oscar-nominated Best Foreign Language Film 2016

December 1 sponsored by Cosgroves Delicatessan

Dir: Cesc Gay Spanish, English 2015
109 min Language: Spanish, English
Starring Ricardo Darín, Javier Cámara

Tomás has not seen his old friend Julián for many years, so
when he travels from Canada to Madrid the reunion is bound
to be full of memories and nostalgia. The meeting will be
even more bittersweet as it will also be their last. Cesc Gay’s latest is a witty and honest
film on the true meaning of friendship. – Best Actor, San Sebastián International Film Festival

December 8
Embrace of the Serpent, El Abrazo de la Serpiente

Dir: Ciro Guerra Language German, Portuguese, Latin, Spanish
2015 124 mins
Cast: Jan Bijvoet, Brionne Davis, Nilbio Torres, Antonio Bolívar, Yauenkü Miguee

Two explorers are guided by the same Shaman through the
Amazon – 40 years apart. Based on the diaries of two real life explorers, Theodor Koch-
Grünberg and Richard Evans Schultes, who were both looking for the sacred and rare
Yakruna plant, this beautiful and intriguing film, shot in stunning black and white, is a
dream-like journey through colonial ravaged Columbia. – 2016 Academy Award Nominee,
Best Foreign Language Film

December 15 sponsored by The Riverside Hotel
Café Society

Dir: Woody Allen USA 2016
96 mins Language: English
Starring: Kristen Stewart, Jesse Eisenberg, Blake Lively, Steve Carell, Parker Posey, Corey Stoll

New York in the 1930s. As he has more and more trouble
putting up with his bickering parents, his gangster brother
and the family jewelry store, Bobby Dorfman feels like he needs a change of scenery! So he
decides to go and try his luck in Hollywood.

Committee Members of Sligo Film Society:
Chairperson: Dave Gunne Secretary: John Gault, Treasurer: Pat Doherty,
PRO: Jack Lynch, Justin McCarthy, Hans Wieland, Denise Haugh, Edel Doherty, Patrick Curley.