This Friday sees the beginning of the highly anticipated 62nd Cork Film Festival which will show over 200 films in a 10 day period. Simply a must for all lovers of film with high quality international and Irish feature and short films on show as well as a specially curated Schools and Family Programme, the ever popular Doc Day and lots more besides, Cork is the premier spot to catch all that is wonderful from the world of film (regardless of age or taste!)
Whilst all fans of film should experience as much of this high quality programme and world renowned Cork hospitality as possible there are some simply unmissable films on show and for your convenience I have put together a list of 5 such films. Do yourself a favour though, head to Cork over any of these ten days and and be part of a fantastic film festival!
The Man Who Invented Christmas - Friday 10th Nov 20:45pm The Everyman Theatre
The opening feature of the festival and directed by Bharat Nalluri The Man Who Invented Christmas tells of the magical journey that led to the creation of Ebenezer Scrooge, Tiny Tim and other classic characters from A Christmas Carol. With an star cast including Dan Stevens, Christopher Plummer and Jonathan Pryce this should get the festival off to the best possible start!
Directed by the unique Sean Baker this film tells the story of a bright six year-old and her ragtag group of friends whose summer break is filled with wonder, possibility and a sense of adventure while the adults around them struggle with hard times. Starring William Defoe this is a feature not to be missed!
Annette Benning steals the show in this Paul McGuigan directed feature about Hollywood actress Gloria Grahame who finds romance and happiness with a younger man, before her life changes forever. Featuring a strong turn from Jamie Bell and a strong supporting cast, this is undoubtedly another for the must see list!
A true life biopic that transcends cliches due to an incredible central performance from Jake Glyyenhaal, this David Gordon Green film already has awards buzz all over it. Why not take the opportunity to see it first at the Cork Film Festival?
Alexander Payne latest offering and the closing feature of the festival this satirical piece stars Matt Damon, Kirsten Wig and Christopher Waltz and is an ideal way to end what is sure to be an outstanding ten days of film!