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Friday 26th

A town full of houses

We have (as nearly always) 3 cinemas again this year... and we are proud to present the newbie "Safe House" on the Diamond in the former Ulster Bank.

The trusted and honorable Court House and Fast and loose Road House Mobile return again to show you these splendid films as listed below.


NThe Divine Order (Die Göttliche Ordnung) IN IRELAND

Friday 26th 5.30 pm, The Road House

Dir: Petra Volpe | Switzerland | 2017 | 96 min

Starring: Marie Leuenberger, Max Simonischeck, Marta Zoffoli, Nicholas Ofczarek, Sofia Helin

1971: Nora is a young housewife and mother, living in a quaint little village in Switzerland with her husband and their two sons. The rural area is untouched by the major social upheavals the revolutionary movement of 1968 has brought about elsewhere

Cold War (Zimna wojna) IN Clones

Friday 26th 7.45 pm, The Road House

Dir: Pawel Pawlikowski | Poland, UK, France | 2018 | 88 min | Cert. 15a

Starring: Joanna Kulig, Tomasz Kot, Borys Szyc, Cedric Kahn

Poland 1949: talented musician Wiktor is part of a group visiting remote villages to select young people for a show of authentic traditional Polish song and dance. During the auditions Wiktor meets the beautiful and mysterious Zula, and soon the two have started a passionate love affair. Over the next 15 years their romance faces many obstacles, yet they are always drawn back together.


Friday 26th 7.30pm, The Courthouse

Directors: 1. Grace Sweeney, 2. Ralph Ryan 3. Mairéad Ní Thréinir | IRL | 2018 | Event time Projected to be 90 Mins

Hope is a series of films telling the story of the Good Friday Agreement’s People’s Referendum Two decades on from the historic peace deal, the film collection tells the overlooked story of the ordinary people who devoted their lives to making sure the vote was Yes.

Members from the cast and crew and participants in the documentaries will attend the screening and be available for a Q&A afterwards.

Cold War (Zimna wojna) IN Clones

Friday 26th 8.00 pm, The Safe House

Dir: Don Siegel | USA | 1973 | 111 min | PG

Starring: Walter Matthau, Andrew Robinson, Joe Don Baker and John Vernon

Help us celebrate the launch of our latest screening venue in the old Ulster Bank building in Clones with this rarely seen, hard-hitting, deadpan 1970s bank-heist thriller by Don Siegel.

Made a couple of years after his iconic Dirty Harry and starring Walther Matthau in one of his best performances as the eponymous anti-hero. They really don’t make films like this anymore…


Friday 26th 9.15 pm, The Courthouse

DIR: Declan McGrath | IRL | 2018 | 52 Mins

Director Declan McGrath will attend the screening.

Followed by a traditional music session in Adamson’s with a group of award-winning musicians. See Festival Club page for details.

Exploring the story behind the first LP of Irish music, Clannad's Pól Brennan goes on an emotional journey to discover why Texan song-collector Alan Lomax came to Ireland in 1951 and how that trip lead to the revival of Irish music in the 1970s.

No Party for Billly Burns IN IRELAND

Friday 26th 9.45 pm, The Road House

Dir: Padraig Conaty | Ireland | 2017 | 75 min

Director Padraig Conaty and members of the cast and crew will attend the screening

Billy Burns (Kevin McGahern) is a would-be cowboy lost in the dreary fields of Cavan. Stranded at home with his grandfather (Shane Connaughton) and ridiculed around town for his innocent ways.

Get in Touch!

Email: info@clonesfilmfestival.com
Website: www.clonesfilmfestival.com

1 Fortview, Newtownbutler Rd.
Clones, Co. Monaghan.