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Our #CFF18 Sunday picks offer something for everybody!
We are delighted to screen provocative mystery thriller and stand out new Irish film Cellar Door; The Curious Works of Roger Doyle is a treat for music lovers with a live performance from 'the Godfather of Irish Electronica' Roger Doyle himself before the screening; you can pick your friends but you can't pick your family - Irish Shorts 2 explores the theme of flesh and blood; fans of the golden Classics shouldn't miss Hal Ashby's Being There starring Peter Sellers; and, Meeting Gorbachevdirected by auteur Werner Herzog will excite both Documentary lovers and politicos.
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Irish Features Highlight: Cellar Door
In this provocative mystery thriller Aidie, (Karen Hassan, The Fall), doesn’t know who or where she is. As she searches for a baby that she may or may not have had, and who may or may not have been taken from her, she struggles to decipher her past by repeatedly re-visiting it: dancing with her lover Aidan, visiting her artist mother, escaping from the unmarried mothers’ home and being in various stages of pregnancy, childbirth and searching for her child. The subjective perspective shifts to reveal that we have been given a deeper understanding of an issue that affects countless millions. With a unique point of view on a familiar trauma, Cellar Door cuts deep into the character’s experience - an exploration of love regained and loss relived. Constantly at sea but tantalisingly close to the truth, revelation comes in a surprising and poignant ending that provides a fragile anchor for Aidie. With striking performances from its lead, as well as Catherine Walker (A Dark Song), and Mark O’Halloran (Adam & Paul) the film won Best First Feature at Galway Film Fleadh.
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Special Screening and Live Performance: The Curious Case of Roger Doyle

Preceding the screening of The Curious Works of Roger Doyle, Cork Film Festival is honoured that its subject, the composer Roger Doyle, will perform his track Wassane. It will be played to accompany footage, shot by the director Brian Lally in Beijing in 2012, which did not make the final cut of the film.

Known as ‘The Godfather of Irish Electronica’ for fifty years Roger Doyle has created an impressive body of work ranging from minimalist piano and electronic pieces to orchestral works. He has always surrounded himself with remarkable creative types, forming Operating Theatre with Olwen Fouéré as well as providing distinctive soundtracks for Irish filmmakers Bob Quinn, Cathal Black and Joe Comerford. This film captures him embarking on Ireland’s first electronic opera.

Meet the Filmmaker!
The director of The Curious Works of Roger Doyle Brian Lally, will join Roger Doyle after the screening for a Q&A.
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Irish Shorts 2: Flesh and Blood

8 Shorts exploring parenthood, childhood and family… things aren’t always rosy in the garden!

Her Very Own
Inner Child
Early Days


Iconic auteur Werner Herzog and regular collaborator André Singer conduct three interviews with Mikhail Gorbachev over a six-month period. Now 87, Gorbachev talks openly about the Cold War, Russian democracy and the turbulent years of glasnost. An enthralling portrait of one of the most significant statesmen of the 20th century featuring archive footage, and often accompanied by Herzog’s distinctive narration. 

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Claissic Highlight: Being There

To complement Amy Scot’s wonderful documentary Hal, we’re delighted to be presenting Being Thereone of Hal Ashby’s most celebrated works, and the last film in his run of 1970s classics. Featuring the great Peter Sellers giving arguably his best performance as a simple-minded gardener educated only by what he has seen on TV, the film traces his journey from homelessness to the upper echelons of US society. Gaining tremendous critical acclaim upon release, the film went on to score an Oscar® nomination for Sellers, plus a Best Supporting Actor win for Melvyn Douglas and his portrayal of billionaire Ben Rand.

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How to Book Tickets
  • Book Online:
  • Call: +353 (0) 21 4271711 (Booking fee applies to telephone sales) Open 10am - 5pm Daily. 
  • In Person: Drop into Cork Film Festival Box Office, open daily from 10am - 5pm at the entrance to The English Market, Market Buildings, Grand Parade  Kindly supported by Cork City Council.
A November Feast of Films in Cork!

63rd Cork Film Festival - 9th-18th November 2018

Visit Cork, named most culturally vibrant city in Europe by the EU, and explore our historic city, the gateway to Ireland's Ancient East and the Wild Atlantic Way.

Eat Here
Cork is renowned for it's high quality local produce and innovative restaurateurs. Cork Film Festival reccommends:

Isaacs (48 MacCurtain Street)
Farmgate (English Market)
Luigi Malones (1-2 Emmet Place)

Stay Here
Travelling from out of town? Our accommodation partners offer a relaxing stay in Cork so you can enjoy the Festival in comfort!

The River Lee Hotel, Western Road 
Principal Accommodation Partner of CFF18

Accommodation Partners of CFF18 

The Ambassador Hotel, Military Hill, St Lukes
Cork International Hotel, Cork Airport Business Park
The Imperial Hotel, South Mall
The Montenotte Hotel, Middle Glanmire road
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