8-14 April 2022

2022 PROGRAM

 
 
IFFO 2022 will be a hybrid event!
We can't wait to be back at the Arts Court,
with screenings available in your home cinema too!
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In-Person Screenings

Tickets: $12 per film

Senior/Student rate: $10

Festival Bundle (5 films): $50

Find the film trailers, synopses, and screening times below. 

Tickets may be purchased in-person on the day of the film. However, please be mindful that there may be a limited number of same-day tickets available. 

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Deadly Cuts

Dir. Rachel Carey

90 min

Comedy

A black comedy set in a working-class Dublin hair salon. There is pressure from all sides—the local hoodlum is leaning on them for protection money, a local councillor is threatening to demolish the street to put up a tourist hotel, and then, catastrophe strikes!

But these stylists will become accidental vigilantes and community heroes as they take on the gang members and gentrifiers threatening their community.

Fri, 8 April @ 7PM (In-Person)

Alma Duncan Salon, Arts Court

"Perfectly formed, 90-minute comedies are hard to come by these days. Brash, bold and boisterous,
Deadly Cuts is a welcome addition to the genre." - RTÉ

Dir. Rachel Carey

90 min

Fri, 8 April @ 7PM (In-Person)

Alma Duncan Salon, Arts Court

"Perfectly formed, 90-minute comedies are hard to come by these days. Brash, bold and boisterous,
Deadly Cuts is a welcome addition to the genre." - RTÉ

Lost Children of the Carricks

Dir. Professor Gearóid Ó hAllmhuráin

70 min

Documentary

Filmed on location in the Gaspé and in Ireland, Lost Children of the Carricks traces the extraordinary journey of Patrick Kaveney, Sarah MacDonald and their six children from their clachán in Cross, near Ballymote to Québec’s Gaspé peninsula, and the remarkable return of their francophone descendants to Ireland five generations and 168 years later.

Sat, 9 April @ 2PM (In-Person)

Arts Court Theatre

Join us for a Q&A with Prof. Ó hAllmhuráin (Director) after the film. 

“I wanted to make a film through the eyes of a single family to help people understand ... the interconnectedness of events through a broader context.” - G. Ó hAllmhuráin

Dir. Rachel Carey

90 min

Fri, 8 April @ 7PM (In-Person)

Alma Duncan Salon, Arts Court

"Perfectly formed, 90-minute comedies are hard to come by these days. Brash, bold and boisterous,
Deadly Cuts is a welcome addition to the genre." - RTÉ

Death of a Ladies' Man

Dir. Matthew Bisonnette

100 min

Comedy/Drama

Starring Gabriel Byrne, a carousing college professor's life takes a series of unimaginable twists when he begins to have surreal hallucinations. Reflecting on the life he has lived, Samuel retreats to his family shack in remote Ireland, where he begins work on that great novel he always meant to write, and generally take stock. Surprisingly, or not, he meets and falls in love with a local woman, who is full of unexpected ideas. Inspired by the songs of Leonard Cohen.

Sat, 9 April @ 5PM

Alma Duncan Salon, Arts Court

Join us for a Q&A with Matthew Bissonnette (Director) & Corey Marr (Producer)
after the film.

"With a fine balance of winking absurdity and wry humour – Cohen would tip his fedora to the born-and-raised Montrealer Bissonnette on that score – Death of a Ladies’ Man is a charming study of a man in crisis."
- The Globe and Mail

Dir. Rachel Carey

90 min

Fri, 8 April @ 7PM (In-Person)

Alma Duncan Salon, Arts Court

"Perfectly formed, 90-minute comedies are hard to come by these days. Brash, bold and boisterous,
Deadly Cuts is a welcome addition to the genre." - RTÉ

Dir. Rachel Carey

90 min

Fri, 8 April @ 7PM (In-Person)

Alma Duncan Salon, Arts Court

"Perfectly formed, 90-minute comedies are hard to come by these days. Brash, bold and boisterous,
Deadly Cuts is a welcome addition to the genre." - RTÉ

You're Not My Mother

Dir. Matthew Bisonnette

100 min

Thriller

You're Not My Mother follows Char, a teenage girl in Ireland whose mother, Angela, goes missing. When Angela returns, Char begins to see her mother's increasingly scary change in personality ... as if she's been taken over by a malevolent force.

 

As Halloween arrives, Char understands that it's up to her to save her mother -- or lose her forever.

Sat, 9 April @8PM 

Alma Duncan Salon, Arts Court

Join us for a Q&A with Hazel Doupe
(Actress) after the film.

"With fantastically committed performances and a deft management of tone, it's one of the better genre films of 2021." - RogerEbert.com

Steps of Freedom

Dir. Ruan Magan

80 min

Documentary

Follows the evolution of Irish dance, exploring the impact of historical influences and featuring striking performances.

Sun, 10 April @ 2PM

Arts Court Theatre, Arts Court

Dir. Rachel Carey

90 min

Fri, 8 April @ 7PM (In-Person)

Alma Duncan Salon, Arts Court

"Perfectly formed, 90-minute comedies are hard to come by these days. Brash, bold and boisterous,
Deadly Cuts is a welcome addition to the genre." - RTÉ

Deadly Cuts

Comedy

A black comedy set in a working-class Dublin hair salon. There is pressure from all sides—the local hoodlum is leaning on them for protection money, a local councillor is threatening to demolish the street to put up a tourist hotel, and then, catastrophe strikes!

But these stylists will become accidental vigilantes and community heroes as they take on the gang members and gentrifiers threatening their community.

Dir. Rachel Carey

90 min

Fri, 8 April @ 7PM (In-Person)

Alma Duncan Salon, Arts Court

"Perfectly formed, 90-minute comedies are hard to come by these days. Brash, bold and boisterous,
Deadly Cuts is a welcome addition to the genre." - RTÉ

Death of a Ladies' Man

Comedy/Drama

Starring Gabriel Byrne, a carousing college professor's life takes a series of unimaginable twists when he begins to have surreal hallucinations. Reflecting on the life he has lived, Samuel retreats to his family shack in remote Ireland, where he begins work on that great novel he always meant to write, and generally take stock. Surprisingly, or not, he meets and falls in love with a local woman, who is full of unexpected ideas. Inspired by the songs of Leonard Cohen.

Special Guest

Q&A

Dir. Matthew Bisonnette

100 min

Sat, 9 April @ 5PM

Alma Duncan Salon, Arts Court

Join us for a Q&A with Matthew Bissonnette (Director) & Corey Marr (Producer)
after the film.

"With a fine balance of winking absurdity and wry humour – Cohen would tip his fedora to the born-and-raised Montrealer Bissonnette on that score – Death of a Ladies’ Man is a charming study of a man in crisis."
- The Globe and Mail

Lost Children of the Carricks

Documentary

Filmed on location in the Gaspé and in Ireland, Lost Children of the Carricks traces the extraordinary journey of Patrick Kaveney, Sarah MacDonald and their six children from their clachán in Cross, near Ballymote to Québec’s Gaspé peninsula, and the remarkable return of their francophone descendants to Ireland five generations and 168 years later.

Special Guest

Q&A

Dir. Professor Gearóid Ó hAllmhuráin

70 min

Sat, 9 April @ 2PM (In-Person)

Arts Court Theatre

Join us for a Q&A with Prof. Ó hAllmhuráin (Director) after the film. 

“I wanted to make a film through the eyes of a single family to help people understand ... the interconnectedness of events through a broader context.” - G. Ó hAllmhuráin

You're Not My Mother

Thriller

You're Not My Mother follows Char, a teenage girl in Ireland whose mother, Angela, goes missing. When Angela returns, Char begins to see her mother's increasingly scary change in personality ... as if she's been taken over by a malevolent force.

 

As Halloween arrives, Char understands that it's up to her to save her mother -- or lose her forever.

Dir. Kate Dolan

93 min

Sat, 9 April @8PM 

Alma Duncan Salon, Arts Court

Join us for a Q&A with Hazel Doupe (Actress) after the film.

"With fantastically committed performances and a deft management of tone, it's one of the better genre films of 2021." - RogerEbert.com

Sat, 9 April @ 2PM (In-Person)

Arts Court Theatre

Q&A with Director

Sat, 9 April @ 2PM (In-Person)

Arts Court Theatre

Q&A with Director

Special Guest

Q&A

Steps of Freedom

Documentary

Follows the evolution of Irish dance, exploring the impact of historical influences and featuring striking performances.

Dir. Ruan Magan

80 min

Sun, 10 April @ 2PM

Arts Court Theatre, Arts Court

 

2022 TICKETS

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Program Archive

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