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Virgin Media Dublin International Film Festival Special

EVERY THURSDAY NIGHT, we bring you three trailers for movies releasing that weekend.

Films can be shown in cinemas, on streaming services or on television. This week, however, we have a special edition of Trailer Watch, with a focus on films shown at the Virgin Media Dublin International Film Festival, which runs until March 6.

We’ve listed some of the best films screening over the next five days. You can book your tickets at diff.ieand explore the rest of the program while you’re at it.

Evolution

This drama from acclaimed Hungarian filmmakers Kornél Mundruczo and Kata Wéber won critical acclaim on its Cannes debut. It traces three generations of a family, from World War II to present-day Berlin, as they struggle to process their past.

mau

Benjamin Bergmann and Jono Bergmann’s documentary delves into the mind of graphic designer Bruce Mau as he looks back on his illustrious career, from advising global brands like Coca Cola and Disney to rebranding entire countries like Guatemala.

Perpetual traditions

Screening: Saturday March 5, 5:30 p.m.

Donal O’Ceilleachair’s documentary follows renowned Indian classical musician and composer Ustad Wajahat Khan and renowned Irish musician and composer Peadar Ó Riada, as they come together to explore the two countries’ shared musical heritage.

Blessing

Jack Lowden stars in Terence Davies’ feature film which tells the life story of famed British poet Siegfried Sassoon, a decorated soldier in World War I whose poems warning of the horrors of war led him more late to be sent to a mental institution.

The special feeling of being Pat Ingoldsby

Directed by Seamus Murphy, this documentary examines the life and works of Irish writer Pat Ingoldsby, exploring his poetry and his visceral relationship with his native Dublin.

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good lady

This South African film is about a single mother, Tsidi, who is forced to move in with her estranged mother and decides to resolve the ongoing conflicts within her family. But there are messy complications – Mavis, his mother, is a busy, obsessed housekeeper caring for a catatonic white woman. A blend of horror and supernatural thriller, Good Madam uses the genre to explore how past racial suffering can haunt affected generations later.

Where is Anne Frank

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Acclaimed filmmaker Ari Folman (Waltz with Bashir) brings a fresh perspective to the story of Anne Frank. Told in animation, it unfolds through Kitty, the imaginary friend to whom Anne addressed her diary entries. As Kitty travels Europe in search of her friend, Folman’s film cleverly draws modern parallels about acceptance and tolerance – and serves as a reminder that if we don’t learn from the past, we’re doomed to repeat it.

The herdsman’s wife, the legend of Molly Johnson

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Australia’s remote outback is the setting for this feminist reimagining of Henry Lawson’s 1892 story. Indigenous Australian Leah Purcell writes, stars and directs the film, in which she plays Molly of Steel. Tasked with protecting her young family while her husband works away from home, threats from others are not uncommon. But the tough and resourceful Molly is ready to fight in a film inspired by the culture and history of her ancestors.


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