Irish Film Week

 

STUDIO CINEMA
CULTURAL CENTRE VALVE
HALLITUSKATU 7
OULU 

     

 

 

 
 

Tickets 5€ available at the Cultural Centre Valve ticket office | N.B. Keep It REEL tickets are 10€

 

 

 

Ricky Carranza:

Keep it REEL - The History of Irish dance culture in Finland

WEDNESDAY 4 OCT. AT 17:00 | TICKETS 10€

Keep it REEL

2017

 

Join us for the official pre-release of Keep it REEL followed by a Q & A with director Ricky Carranza.

 

In 1994, the Eurovision song contest featured "River dance" in the show. A few years later, the Irish dance culture in Finland was born. This is the story of its development explored through the personal experiences of two dancers, who made a significant contribution to it.

 

The official premiere of the film will be at Divulge Dancers' Film Festival in Los Angeles which is focused on dancers' inspiring stories. The event will be held on Oct. 14 - 15, 2017.

 

Trailer

 
 

SIMON FITZMAURICE:

MY NAME IS EMILY

WEDNESDAY 4 OCT. AT 19:00

SUNDAY 8 OCT. AT 16:30

My name is Emily

2015 | 94 min | In English, no subtitles

 

After her mother dies and her father is institutionalized, Emily is placed in a foster home and in a new school where she is ostracized. When her father’s annual card fails to arrive on her 16th birthday, Emily knows something’s wrong. She decides to take matters into her own hands and, enlisting her only friend at school, Arden, sets off on a road trip to break her father out of the psych ward. As their journey progresses Emily and Arden become close, and both come to realize important truths about the nature of relationships, both to their parents and to each other.

 

Winner of the Best Cinematography Award for an Irish Feature, Galway Film Fleadh, 2015

 
 

JOHN CROWLEY:

BROOKLYN

THURSDAY 5 OCT AT 19:00

SATURDAY 7 OCT AT 18:30

Brooklyn

2015 | 111 min | In English with Finnish subtitles

 
The Irish-American emigrant experience is brought vividly to life in this beautifully crafted, exceptionally moving adaptation of Colm Tóibín's much-admired novel. It’s 1952 and Eilis (Saoirse Ronan, in her finest performance to date) is part of a wave of young Irish people that left their home for the prospect of a better future in America. Quickly adjusting to the rhythms of Brooklyn life – with the help of worldly-wise landlady (Julie Walters) – she finds a job, friends and a prospective partner in sweet Italian boy Tony (Emory Cohen). News from home forces her back across the Atlantic to Enniscorthy where she falls, quite unexpectedly, for eligible bachelor Jim Farrell (Domhnall Gleeson). A choice will have to be made between Tony and Jim, a decision that has as much to do with choosing between two countries.
 
 

NICK RYAN:

THE SUMMIT

FRIDAY 6 OCT AT 18:00

SUNDAY 8 OCT AT 14:30

The summit

2012 | 95 min | In English, no subtitles

                  

In 2008 eleven climbers died in twenty-four hours in what was the worst mountaineering disaster ever on K2, the world’s second highest mountain, a tragedy that is the subject of this investigative documentary. Interviews, found footage, and reconstructions build on the here-up-to scant information about the climb in explaining the various accidents that befell the climbers and how they came to be trapped in a high-altitude ‘death zone’. Ger O’Donnell, the first Irishman to conquer K2, is the point around which The Summit revolves as it performs this exploration. The Summit mixes an exploration of the psyche, which sends people up K2 with a slowly unravelling mystery, as a web of imprecise and even contradictory information is untangled in telling a story of bravery amidst life-threatening risk.

 
“A pulse pounding success” – The New York Times
 
World Cinema Documentary Prize for Editing, Sundance Film Festival, 2013

Best Feature Documentary, Irish Film and Television Awards, 2013

 
 

STEPHEN BROWN:

THE SEA

FRIDAY 6 OCT AT 20:00

SUNDAY 8 OCT AT 18:30

The sea

2013 | 86 min | In English, no subtitles

 

Art historian Max Morden seeks solace in a quiet seaside resort where he spent summers as a child. Taking up residence in a once familiar boarding house, prone to increasingly heavy drinking and avoiding working on a book he claims to be writing, Max revisits incidents from his past, specifically, the recent death of his wife from cancer and the summer of 1955, when he ingratiated himself with the Grace family, a middleclass, bohemian clan who welcomed him into their world. Max struggles to find peace while dealing with these traumatic reflections. A meditation on memory, grief and love, Stephen Brown’s directorial debut is a classy adaptation of John Banville’s Booker Prize-winning novel, for which Banville himself provides the script. Ciarán Hinds is reliably excellent at the centre of the film and a distinguished cast including Natascha McElhone, Charlotte Rampling, Rufus Sewell and Sinéad Cusack supports him.

 

Official Selection, 2013 Toronto International Film Festival
Best Supporting Actress (Cusack) Award at the Irish Film and Television Awards 2014.

 
 

PRESENTATION

RANN NA FEIRSTE: A COMMUNITY ON THE BRINK?

SATURDAY 7 OCT AT 12:00

FREE ENTRY

 
 

MUSIC PRESENTATION

THE SONG TRADITION OF NORTH WEST DONEGAL

SATURDAY 7 OCT AT 13:45

FREE ENTRY

 
 

MUSIC PRESENTATION

STORYTELLING THE CONCERTINA & HARMONICA

SATURDAY 7 OCT AT 15:15

FREE ENTRY

 
 

MARTINA DURAC:

MAIRÉAD FARRELL: AN UNFINISHED CONVERSATION

SATURDAY 7 OCT AT 17:00

SUNDAY 8 OCT AT 13:00

Mairéad Farrell: An unfinished conversation

2014 | 52 min | In English, no subtitles

 
In 1988, Mairéad Farrell was shot dead by the SAS in Gibraltar along with two other unarmed members of the IRA. Due to her youth, her gender and her stature within the IRA, Farrell was quickly subsumed into the pantheon of Irish republican martyrs. But behind the mythologizing and demonization of the time, there was also a real person who was prepared to kill and die for her beliefs. This documentary is a conscious act of memory as historian Briona Nic Dhiarmada (co-producer) revisits her memories in an attempt to investigate and make sense of Mairéad’s life and death.
 
 
 
 

 

Cooperation and Special Thanks:

 

 
Irish Film Institute

 

 

Oulu Film Centre

 

 

 

 

 

 

Programme subject to change