Movie Venue: The Lighthouse Cinema


Ornithologist Seán Ronayne is on a mission to record the call of every bird species in Ireland – that’s nearly 200 birds. At once inspiring and cautionary, his journey reveals the beauty and importance of sound, and what listening can tell us about the state of our natural world.

Dear Jassi

After an 8-year hiatus the Indian auteur is here with a Romeo-and-Juliet tale inspired by true events. In 1996 Punjab, Canadian-born Indian girl Jassi falls in love with Mithu, a rickshaw driver who is beneath her social status. Is their love strong enough to fight the dictates imposed by Punjabi society? Owing to its shocking […]

Evil Does Not Exist

Hamaguchi’s follow-up to the internationally acclaimed Drive My Car, is an eco-fable set in the remote village of Mizubiki. The serenity and ecological balance of the area and its modest inhabitants is threatened by the imminent arrival of a glamping site. A polished and patient piece of storytelling, this film contemplates nature, work and community. […]

Housekeeping For Beginners

Dita’s (Marinca) house is home to a wild group of queer people. When her partner is diagnosed with a terminal illness, Dita is forced to promise that she will raise her two girls. To save this patchwork family, Dita has to act quickly and maybe even marry the only man available around. Stolevski’s riotous drama […]

Freud’s Last Session

Sigmund Freud (Hopkins) meets C. S. Lewis (Goode) and a scintillating conversation unfolds on the question of god. This adaptation of a play paints interesting psychological portraits of its two protagonists as well as some secondary characters like Freud’s daughter Anna. Complementing the superb performances by Goode and Hopkins is Luciana Arrighi’s thoughtful production design […]

Goodbye Julia

Wracked by guilt after covering up a murder, Mona (Yousif), a northern Sudanese retired singer, tries to make amends by taking in the deceased’s southern Sudanese widow, Julia (Riak), and her son, into her home. In this fine debut by Kordofani, a personal moral drama is staged on the sets of a fractured and politically […]

High & Low: John Galliano

The creative director of Givenchy and Dior in the 90s, John Galliano loomed large over the fashion industry until his fall from grace in 2011, when a video of him using anti-Semitic slurs emerged. This documentary records the career of the controversial designer, his rise, fall and redemption. Macdonald’s film is riveting and empathetic in […]

Dublin on Screen 1

Somewhere Here Inspired by the experiences of actors from the Lir Academy, this film follows an ensemble of artists and records their lives in Dublin. Break out talents featured include Ella Lily Hyland (Fifteen-Love), Agnes O’Casey (The Miracle Club, Ridley Road, Lies we Tell) and Adam Richardson (The Dry) among others. Wilson’s experimental storytelling includes songs by […]

Drive-Away Dolls

Written by Ethan Coen and Tricia Cooke, this comedy caper follows Jamie, an uninhibited free spirit bemoaning yet another breakup with a girlfriend, and her demure friend Marian who desperately needs to loosen up. In search of a fresh start, the two embark on an impromptu road trip to Tallahassee, but things quickly go awry […]

Do Not Expect Too Much From the End of the World

A tale of cinema and economics in two parts: overworked and underpaid Angela (Manolache) drives around Bucharest to film the casting for a safety-at-work video. In a dizzying landscape, cinema, capitalism and technology meet the political sociology of the post-totalitarian digital world. This absurd black comedy premiered at Locarno and earned its director his second […]