In Between

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Layla, Salma and Nour – three Palestinian women with Israeli citizenship – share an apartment in the vibrant centre of Tel Aviv. Despite being ‘independent,’ each of them struggles with the restrictions imposed on their lives by a blinkered society. Maysaloun Hamoud’s remarkable feature debut, explores the challenges facing young Arab-Israeli women who must negotiate being ‘in between’ cultures and traditions.

Dir: Maysaloun Hamoud / Israel / France / 2016 / 103 mins
Cert: Club
Starring: Mouna Hawa, Shaden Kanboura, Santa Jammalieh
Language: Arabic / Hebrew

10th Anniversary

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As some of you will know this January we celebrate our 10th anniversary. There have been some ups & downs as we struggled financially in the earlier years, but thanks mainly to the BFI Film Forever project administered through Film Hub NI we were able to get some funds which have helped us enormously. We have also got some funding from FODC in the latter years to help us pay the Cinema Licence, & a small grant towards the hire of the Ardhowen for our anniversary event so it’s looking good as we move into our 10th year!

Please come along our afternoon/evening celebration and there will be some good Irish Shorts playing on a loop after the students screenings, some music & snacks & the Feature film is the unmissable ‘THE FLORIDA PROJECT’ – NB earlier time of 7:30

There will also be a selection of short films including Melmoth The Wanderer by Nora Windeck & Eoin Heaney & Shorts from the Irish Film Board 2016…

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The Florida Project (2017)

‘Set over one summer, the film follows precocious six-year-old Moonee as she courts mischief and adventure with her ragtag playmates and bonds with her rebellious but caring mother, all while living in the shadows of Disney World.’

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Melmoth The Wanderer

Director: Eoin Heaney
Producer: Nora Windeck
Starring: Olwen Fouéré, Marie Ruane, Tom O’Sullivan
Synopsis: Based on the cult Gothic horror novel by Charles Maturin, Melmoth The Wanderer is a macabre story of the search for immortality.

Rosalie Blum

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A random encounter has unexpected and life-changing consequences for three characters in Rosalie Blum, a quirky, heart-warming tale based on the graphic novel trilogy by French artist Camille Jourdy. This enchanting directorial debut from French screenwriter Julian Rappeneau is a witty and ingeniously crafted comedy. Presented with the support of the French Embassy and the Institut Français.

Dir: Julian Rappeneau / France / 2016 / 95 mins

Cert: Club

Cast: Noémie Lvovsky, Kyan Khojandi, Alice Isaaz, Sara Giraudeau

Language: French