Donald Clarke

Whingeing about cinema and real life since 2009

Films from the Southern Mediterranean at the Triskel

Access Cinema’s fine season brings an acclaimed Moroccan director to Cork

Sat, Oct 5, 2013, 12:48


We are always delighted to big up our friends at Access Cinema, who do such good work in getting interesting cinema screened throughout the nation. In recent years, the organisation’s seasons devoted to “Films from the Southern Mediterranean” has introduced some stunning pictures from North Africa and the middle East to lucky audiences. Access were, for instance, the only people to screen Joseph Cedar’s excellent Footnotes from 2011.

If you are anywhere near the Triskel in Cork tomorrow be aware that, at 6.30, Moroccan director Nour-Eddine Lakhmari will be on hand to introduce his much-admired thriller Zero. Set in Casablanca, the picture nods towards a mainstream genre while adding surprising new flavours. Lakhmari, director of Casanegra, works in a dreamy, surreal feel to many of the sequences.

The season, which then moves on to Bray, Cork and Galway, also includes Amin Jaafari’s The Attack, a political thriller from Lebanon, and Hala Lofty’s Coming Forth by Day, a compact Egyptian film concerning family disharmony.

For further details check out the Access Cinema website.