The Lunchbox

The Lunchbox (accompanied by finger food from Café Goa)

Showing/Eating: Thursday 11th September, 7pm

Dir: Ritesh Batra 2013 India 104 minutes Cert: PG
Starring: Irrfan Khan, Nimrat Kaur.

Screened as part of the Harvest Festival. When a lunchbox painstakingly prepared by Ila for her emotionally distant husband is mistakenly delivered to Saajan, the under-appreciated Mumbai housewife and lonely accountant strike up an intimate correspondence. Before the event, Waterford’s finest Indian restaurant, Café Goa, will provide you with finger food in Garter Lane Arts Centre. Price: €15

Le Passe

The Past/Le Passé

Showing: Sunday 21st September, 7.30pm

Dir: Asghar Farhadi 2013 Iran 130 minutes Cert: 12A Starring: Berenice Bejo, Tahar Rahim, Ali Mosaffa, Pauline Burlet. Lang: French

Iranian director Asghar Farhadi (A Separation) returns with another stunning study of modern family life, this time set on the outskirts of Paris where Ahmad (Ali Mosaffa) arrives from Tehran to finalise the end of his tempestuous marriage to estranged wife Marie (Bérénice Bejo).

Omar

Omar

Showing: Sunday 28th September, 7.30pm

Dir: Hany Abu-Assad 2013 Palestine 96 mins Cert: 15A
Starring: Adam Bakri, Leem Lubany, Eyad Hourani Lang: Arabic

Screened as part of Waterford Festival of Architecture. Omar is accustomed to dodging surveillance bullets to cross the separation wall to visit his secret love Nadia. But occupied Palestine knows neither simple love nor clear-cut war. On the other side of the wall, the sensitive young baker Omar becomes a freedom fighter who must face painful choices about life and manhood.

Unbreakable

Unbreakable

Showing: Tuesday 7th October, 7.30pm

Dir: Ross Whitaker 2014 Ireland Running time & Cert TBC Lang: English

Ten years after losing his sight at 22, Mark Pollock became the first blind person to race to the South Pole. But three weeks before his wedding, an accident left Mark paralysed from the waist down. This film – six years in the making – tells the story of Mark’s rehabilitation and his search for groundbreaking cures in the worlds of robotics and science.

The Sea

The Sea

Showing: Sunday 23rd November, 7.30pm

Dir: Stephen Brown 2013 Ireland 87 minutes Cert: 12A
Starring: Ciarán Hinds, Charlotte Rampling, Natascha McElhone, Rufus Sewell. Lang: English

Grieving after the death of his wife, Max Morden (Ciarán Hinds) returns to the seaside resort where he spent summers as a child and revisits the ghosts of his past.

The Invisible Woman

The Invisible Woman

Showing: Sunday 7th December, 7.30pm

Dir: Ralph Fiennes 2013 UK 111 mins Cert: 12A
Starring: Ralph Fiennes, Felicity Jones, Kristin Scott Thomas, Tom Hollander Lang: English

Ralph Fiennes’ impeccably directed second feature centres on the secret affair between Charles Dickens (Fiennes) and the young actress Nelly Ternan (Felicity Jones) which commenced at the height of his career, when she was just 18, and lasted until his death.

The Rocket

The Rocket

Showing: Sunday 14th December, 7.30pm

Dir: Kim Morduant 2013 Laos, Australia 96 mins Cert: CLUB
Starring: Sitthiphon Disamoe, Loungnam Kaosainam. Lang: Lao

Good-natured Ahlo has no idea of the tragic circumstances which surrounded his birthor why people think he is cursed and brings bad luck. In the Laotian outback, they come across a rocket festival. At last, Ahlo sees a chance to prove he is lucky rather than cursed and he takes part in the dangerous competition.

Not-For-Profit Film Club for Waterford