In case you’ve been living under a rock, you might not know that Dublin has been plunged into the depths of Level 3, meaning all cinemas are closed again! So, what does one do with one’s Documentary Film Festival? Why, take it online, of course! That’s just what the IFI has done with their legendary Documentary Festival which started last night! Some of our favourites are below…
Full details can be found on the IFI website here.
STRAY – From 18.30 on Wednesday 23rd
Stray explores what it means to live as a being without status or security. As they search for food and shelter, three stray dogs embark on inconspicuous journeys through Turkish society and form intimate bonds with a group of young Syrians who share the streets with them.
THE PAINTER AND THE THIEF
From 20.30 on Friday 25th
Czech artist Barbora Kysilkova forms an unlikely relationship with the thief who steals two of her paintings from an Oslo art gallery. What follows is an extraordinary story of human connection and friendship.
HENRY GLASSIE: FIELD WORK
From 18.00 until 23.59 on Saturday 26th
Pat Collins follows Song of Granite with this magisterial portrait of renowned American folklorist and ethnologist. The film is an intricate exposition of Glassie’s work and a vehicle for Collins’s unmistakable keen eye.
17 BLOCKS – From 20.30 on Saturday 26th
In 1999, a young boy and his Washington D.C. family began to videotape their daily lives in one of America’s most dangerous neighbourhoods, a mere 17 blocks from the U.S. Capitol building. The film illuminates a nation’s ongoing crisis through one family’s raw testimony.
THE MOLE AGENT – From 18.00 on Sunday 26th
In this delightful film, a private investigator hires 83-year-old Sergio to investigate allegations of neglect in a nursing home. As the days go by, Sergio comes to empathise with the residents’ loneliness and begins to wonder if his own family have forgotten about him.