Thank You for Your Support: Lambay Cinema Club 🍿🎬

Dear friends and supporters,
We are thrilled by the incredible response and support we have received for our new venture, Lambay Cinema Club. We want to take a moment to express our deepest gratitude to each and every one of you who has contributed to making this dream a reality.

From the beginning, we envisioned a unique cinematic experience that would bring the magic of the silver screen to our beloved peninsula. With your unwavering support, we have been able to create a space where cinema enthusiasts can gather, relax, and immerse themselves in the world of captivating stories.

To our incredible community, we extend our heartfelt thanks. Your enthusiasm, encouragement, and generous contributions have been the driving force behind our success. Whether you attended our screenings, spread the word, or helped us in countless other ways, your support has been invaluable.

As we continue our journey, we promise to bring you more cinematic wonders, thought-provoking films, and unforgettable experiences. Your support will always be the driving force behind our endeavours.

Once again, thank you for being a part of the Lambay Cinema Club. We are excited to embark on this incredible cinematic adventure with you and look forward to many more memorable moments together.

With sincerest appreciation,

Lambay Cinema Club

June 2023

Compartment No. 6

Director: Juho Kuosmanen
Cast: Seidi Haarla, Yuriy Borisov, Yuliya Aug

Young Finnish archaeology student Laura is convinced by her lecturer – and lover – to take a trip to an ancient site of petroglyphs near the Arctic Circle.

When she embarks on the long-distance train journey to take her there, she has to share her carriage with the Ljoha a seemingly foul-mouthed, misogynistic drunk travelling to his new job as a miner. Initially they despise each other, but, the more time Laura spends with Ljoha the more they connect and Ljoha reveals an unforeseen kindness beneath the macho façade.

Winner of the Grand Prix at the 2021 Cannes Film Festival, Finnish director Juho Kuosmanen’s Compartment No. 6 is a warming and unexpected tale of adventure, self-discovery and human connection.

Lambay Cinema Club are happy to announce The Shoreline Hotel as sponsors of this film.

Shoreline Hotel is a hidden gem nestled on the peninsula of Donabate, a small coastal village in North Dublin. The hotel sits on a beautiful 4km stretch of sandy beach which is ideal for a morning walk or a day well spent, or perhaps a swim in the Irish Sea. Our newly refurbished bedrooms offer spectacular views over this beautiful beach, and further along the coast towards Malahide and Howth Head.

Our location is like no other in Dublin City, being the only beach hotel in Dublin.

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Compartment No. 6

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

May 2023

The Gravedigger’s Wife.

Director: Khadar Ayderus Ahmed.

Guled, a gravedigger, and Nasra are a loving couple, living on the outskirts of Djibouti city with their teenage son Mahad.
Nasra is ill and needs an operation to save her life, but the cost is beyond their means. Guled considering his options wants to return to his village to claim his inheritance. Nasra fears the outcome of this journey because they were banished years before as they were from different tribes, and their marriage was forbidden.

In The Gravedigger’s Wife, Finnish Somali writer-director Khadar Ayderus Ahmed observes the long, arduous lengths love can reach to. His poetic debut is charming and wistful without ever feeling maudlin; a beautiful love letter to the power of family.

Festivals:
Toronto International Film Festival 2021
Cannes Film Festival 2021

Lambay Cinema Club are happy to announce The Shoreline Hotel as sponsors of this film.

Shoreline Hotel is a hidden gem nestled on the peninsula of Donabate, a small coastal village in North Dublin. The hotel sits on a beautiful 4km stretch of sandy beach which is ideal for a morning walk or a day well spent, or perhaps a swim in the Irish Sea. Our newly refurbished bedrooms offer spectacular views over this beautiful beach, and further along the coast towards Malahide and Howth Head.

Our location is like no other in Dublin City, being the only beach hotel in Dublin.

shorelinehotel.ie

THE GRAVEDIGGER’S WIFE.

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

April 2023

An Cailín Cúin

An Cailín Ciúin (The Quiet Girl)

Director: Colm Bairéad
Cast: Catherine Clinch, Carrie Crowley, Andrew Bennett, Michael Patric, Kate Nic Chonaonaigh.

Nine-year-old Cáit (Catherine Clinch) is sent by her dysfunctional family to spend the summer with an Aunt and Uncle she has never met before. Through the tender care of her aunt Eibhlín (Carrie Crowley) Cáit finally feels loved and safe. Despite himself, her uncle Sean (Andrew Bennett) forges a bond and for the first time, Cáit experiences the warmth of a loving home. The once quiet Cáit blossoms in their care, but in this house where there are meant to be no secrets, she discovers one.
Wonderfully recreating the feel of a country home in 1980s Ireland, An Cailín Ciúin, adapted from Claire Keegan’s acclaimed short story, Foster, is a genuine, deeply felt portrait of the bonds that sustain us.

Nominated for the 95th Academy Awards in the ‘International Feature Film’ category of the Oscars.

Festivals:
Dublin International Film Festival, 2022
Berlin International Film Festival, 2022

Awards
Winner, Best Feature Film, Grand Prix of the Generation Kplus International Jury, Berlin International Film Festival, 2022
Winner, Best Film, Irish Film & Television Awards, 2022
Winner, Best Director, Film, Colm Bairéad, Irish Film & Television Awards 2022
Winner – Best Irish Film Award, Dublin Film Critics Circle, Dublin International Film Festival, 2022

An Cailín Ciúin (The Quiet Girl)

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

THE RED CARPET BECKONS

As Hollywood hots up for the Oscars awash with Irish nominees, Donabate’s very own Eve Duffy, a promising filmmaker, writer and actor will partake in the Ireland’s Young Filmmaker of the Year 2023 Awards.  Her film “Shell” will be screened at the Dublin regional finals in the Odeon Point on March 8th.   I caught up with Eve recently to hear a bit more about her interest in everything film.

“My name is Eve Duffy, I am a young filmmaker from Donabate , I am currently a 5th year in Loreto. I hope to pursue film as a career after school. In 2022 I co-wrote and acted in the short film “Track No. 7” which won the audience choice award at Fresh Film Festival. I have recently finished my newest film that I have written, directed, composed the score for, edited and acted in named “Shell”. The film follows the struggles of a family relationship changing through time and will be shown in the ODEON Cinema this Wednesday in the Fresh Film Festival Dublin Final. A director I admire is Robert Zemeckis and my current favourite film is “About Time” starring Domhnall Gleeson.”

Lambay Cinema club are working behind the scenes to hopefully bring Eve’s work to local audiences as part of our Autumn/Winter programme. Best of luck Eve. 

March 2023

WADJDA

WADJDA
Dir: Haifaa Al-Mansour  2012    

Starring: Waad Mohammed, Reem Abdullah, Abdullrahman Al Gohani, Ahd

Meet Wadjda, a sarcastic, funny and streetwise ten-year-old girl whose unconventionally carefree demeanor not only sets her apart from most girls in her school but also frequently lands her in the headmistress¹s office. Living in Riyadh with her young, beautiful mother who struggles with an absentee husband looking to marry a second wife, Wadjda strikes up a friendship with Abdullah, a neighborhood boy drawn to her confidence and charm. She spots a shiny green bicycle in the local shop and becomes determined to scrounge up enough money to buy it so that she can race Abdullah, a culturally unacceptable action with potential societal repercussions. Wadjda enters her school¹s Koran recitation competition with her eye on the cash prize. As her school continues to crack down on the individual rights of its students, Wadjda stands steadfast, wise beyond her years and in opposition to a society loathe to recognize self-expression, a girl unwilling to surrender what she wants.

This groundbreaking first feature film shot entirely in Saudi Arabia and the first by a female Saudi filmmaker, Haifaa Al-Mansour¹s Wadjda offers a moving, rarely seen picture of everyday life in Riyadh. With a central character so unique to the screen, Al-Mansour has crafted a subtle counterpoint to the images of females the world is accustomed to seeing, a character who holds hope for the future

WADJDA

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

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

Lambay Cinema Club are happy to announce The Shoreline Hotel as sponsors of this film.

Shoreline Hotel is a hidden gem nestled on the peninsula of Donabate, a small coastal village in North Dublin. The hotel sits on a beautiful 4km stretch of sandy beach which is ideal for a morning walk or a day well spent, or perhaps a swim in the Irish Sea. Our newly refurbished bedrooms offer spectacular views over this beautiful beach, and further along the coast towards Malahide and Howth Head.

Our location is like no other in Dublin City, being the only beach hotel in Dublin.

shorelinehotel.ie

Shoreline Hotel Image

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?

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

@lambaycinema

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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

@lambaycinema

facebook.com/lambaycinemaclub

 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