February 2023

Everything Went Fine

Everything Went Fine (Tout S’est Bien Passé)

Director: François Ozon

Cast: Sophie Marceau, André Dussollier, Charlotte Rampling

FILM INFO:
113 minutes, France, 2021, 12A

Two sisters are faced with a difficult decision when, following a stroke, their elderly father asks for help with his assisted suicide. François Ozon’s handling of this difficult subject, which is based on the real experience of his late friend and colleague Emmanuèle Bernheim (screenwriter on Ozon’s Swimming Pool), is understated, light in touch and features outstanding acting performances.

Eight-five year old André is a wealthy and successful art-collector, used to doing everything on his own terms. So, when he suffers a stroke, which leaves him unable to continue life as before, he asks his two daughters for help with his assisted suicide. The burden of dealing with this falls to his eldest daughter Emmanuèle, who must navigate the challenging consequences and practicalities of André’s decision.

Acclaimed director François Ozon’s handles this difficult subject, which is based on the real experience of his late friend and colleague Emmanuèle Bernheim (screenwriter on Ozon’s Swimming Pool), with an understated and light touch. Aided by an outstanding cast, with a particularly excellent Dussollier, the result is a poignant and powerful drama.

Festivals:

Cannes Film Festival 2021

San Sebastián International Film Festival 2021

Virgin Media Dublin International Film Festival 2022

Everything Went Fine (Tout S’est Bien Passé)

 Date and time: ThursdayLocation St. Patrick’s Church of Ireland, The Square, Donabate. Co. Dublin. K36 Y521

January 2023

NEBRASKA

Woody, is a bad-tempered old fellow living in retirement in Billings, Montana. He is assuming that leonine blankness of the incipient dementia patient: in close-up, his face is a ravaged, deserted landscape in itself. Woody has received a junk-mail flyer appearing to promise him a lottery payout of $1m. He doesn’t trust the post so insists on collecting it in person from an office in Lincoln, Nebraska. It is an obvious scam but Woody becomes obsessed with making the journey on foot if necessary, because his drinking problem rules out getting behind the wheel. So just to humour his dad and spend a little quality time with him, David offers to drive. They encounter an inadvertent family reunion in his nearby hometown of Hawthorne, where some painful family secrets are exhumed.Woody, is a bad-tempered old fellow living in retirement in Billings, Montana. He is assuming that leonine blankness of the incipient dementia patient: in close-up, his face is a ravaged, deserted landscape in itself. Woody has received a junk-mail flyer appearing to promise him a lottery payout of $1m. He doesn’t trust the post so insists on collecting it in person from an office in Lincoln, Nebraska. It is an obvious scam but Woody becomes obsessed with making the journey on foot if necessary, because his drinking problem rules out getting behind the wheel. So just to humour his dad and spend a little quality time with him, David offers to drive. They encounter an inadvertent family reunion in his nearby hometown of Hawthorne, where some painful family secrets are exhumed.

Nebraska

Date and time: ThursdayLocation St. Patrick’s Church of Ireland, The Square, Donabate. Co. Dublin. K36 Y521

December 2022

Róise & Frank

Róise, a woman still in mourning following the death of her husband Frank, is initially
annoyed when a mysterious dog shows up at her door. But a series of eerie coincidences
soon has Róise convinced that the dog is Frank, reincarnated. As this new canine
companion helps Róise overcome her grief, ‘Frank the dog’ also proves an unlikely new
friend for shy, hurling-loving local boy Maidhchi. But as Frank wins over the town, Róise’s
neighbour Donncha has some sinister plans for the dog…
Set in the scenic Ring Gaeltacht area in Co Waterford, Róise & Frank is a charming
Irish-language film for the whole family: a comedy-drama that will elicit smiles, tears and
plenty of laughs.

Tá an scannán suite in Rinn Ó gCuanach i gCo. Phort Láirge, áit a ndearnadh é a scannánú
freisin, agus baineann sé le Róise (Bríd Ní Neachtain), baintreach mná atá ag streacailt go
mór ó bhásaigh a fear céile, Frank, le déanaí. Is beag baint atá ag Róise anois leis an saol
mór agus lena muintir, le teann bróin agus uaignis. Ach nuair a thagann madra fáin ar an
láthair gan choinne, a leanann gach cor a dhéanann sí, tagann beocht i Róise arís agus í
den tuairim gurb é a fear céile féin atá ar ais i bhfoirm an mhadra seo agus cuireann sí
muinín i gcumhacht shíoraí na beatha chun leanúint ar aghaidh go dtí an chéad chéim
dhóchasach eile.

Róise & Frank

Date and time: ThursdayLocation St. Patrick’s Church of Ireland, The Square, Donabate. Co. Dublin. K36 Y521

November 2022

Limbo

In conjunction with The Bleeding Pig Cultural Festival, Lambay Cinema Club presents as part of Fingal Co. Co. Inclusion Week the acclaimed  film Limbo

Omar (Amir El-Masry) is a young Syrian musician stationed on a fictional remote Scottish island, where he and a group of new arrivals await the results of their asylum claims. Omar shares his accommodation with Farhad, a Freddie Mercury fan who fled Afghanistan; Nigerian Wasef, who dreams of footballing glory; and Abedi, a reluctant realist. 

Isolated from his family and any sense of belonging in a strange land, a broken arm leaves Omar feeling further adrift and unable to play his grandfather’s oud (a stringed instrument), which he has carried all the way from his homeland.

Grounded by El-Masry’s tender and understated performance, Limbo deftly balances comedy with melancholy, to create a wonderfully touching story about wanting to belong. 

We will soon announce details of our scheduled screenings for the coming months so follow us on our Instagram and Facebook pages

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 Lambay Cinema Club is supported by Access Cinema, a resource organisation for regional cultural cinema, The Bleeding Pig Cultural Festival and Fingal Co. Co.

Limbo Poster

Limbo

Date and time: WednesdayLocation St. Patrick’s Church of Ireland, The Square, K36 Y521

October 2022

Having launched Lambay Cinema Club with Licorice Pizza, a coming of age drama from the west coast of the U.S.A. we are now shifting several time zones to the East to the Indian Sub-Continent for our next film.
The Lunchbox starring Irrfan Khan ‘Life of Pi’ and ‘Slumdog Millionaire’ and Nimrat Kaur ‘Homeland’.

Some romances are written in the stars. Others, it would seem, can be chalked up to a misread street map. When a lunchbox painstakingly prepared by Ila (Nimrat Kaur) for her emotionally distant husband is mistakenly delivered to Saajan (the outstanding Irrfan Khan, Life of Pi), the under-appreciated Mumbai housewife and lonely accountant strike up an intimate correspondence. Continuing to use Mumbai’s legion of lunch couriers as their go-betweens, they share increasingly involved letters detailing their inner thoughts and life stories. The tinges of disappointment and regret that punctuate these missives reflect the enticing soulfulness of Ritesh Batra’s debut. In turn, there’s exhilaration to be had watching these characters realize that their futures are unwritten. But will they put down their pens and overcome the obstacles keeping them from one another?

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 Lambay Cinema Club is supported by Access Cinema, a resource organisation for regional cultural cinema, The Bleeding Pig Cultural Festival and Fingal Co. Co.

The Lunchbox Poster
Irrfan Khan
Nimrat Kaur

THE LUNCHBOX

Date and time: Location St. Patrick’s Church of Ireland, The Square, K36 Y521

SEPTEMBER 2022

Lambay Cinema Club presents “Licorice Pizza”  as our first film in a new season of films from this new venture on the peninsula.

Writer-Director Paul Thomas Anderson’s ode to the 1970s Californian teenager,

“Licorice Pizza” is the story of Alana Kane and Gary Valentine growing up, running around and falling in love. The film tracks the treacherous navigation of first love with potentially star-making performances from the fresh-faced leads. It is enjoyable, captivating, and chaotic with an eclectic supporting cast of interesting oddballs.

We will soon announce details of our scheduled screenings for the coming months so follow us on our Instagram and Facebook pages

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 Lambay Cinema Club is supported by Access Cinema, a resource organisation for regional cultural cinema, The Bleeding Pig Cultural Festival and Fingal Co. Co.

licorice pizza