Cork Film festival gets set for a week of cine-bliss
Now nicely positioned in an international festival lull,the Corona Cork Film Festival is gently easing into its 57th edition. Writing in the charmingly designed programme, Mick Hannigan, CEO for many years, notes that “like other arts organisations, the Corona Cork Film Festival is operating on a reduced budget”.But there is still plenty to savour when things kick off on Sunday. As mentioned here recently, the festival begins with Bill Morrison’s The Great Flood, a documentary on a 1927 Mississippi deluge, featuring live music by the great guitarist Bill Frisell. Events wind down with a screening of Martin McDonagh’s Seven Psychopaths. In between, you can catch the usual selection of offbeat gems, innovative shorts, festival favourites and glorious reissues.
Kirsten Sheridan’s Dollhouse, a funky youth-quake featuring the unstoppable Jack Reynor, will unspool on the 15th. Good Vibrations, the ecstatically received study of Ulster punk, gets an outing the following day. Gerard Barett’s excellent Pilgrim Hill also gets an outing.
Fans of Paddy Jolley, the innovative Irish film-maker who died earlier in the year, will enjoy a tribute to the great man. To celebrate 100 years of Paramount Pictures, the studio will be presenting buffed-up prints of Harold and Maud and The African Queen. There genuinely is plenty more where that came from. corkfilmfest.org