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MFFA Film: Ondine


Ondine, Neil Jordan’s modern fairytale is Maynooth Film for All: Film Club’s next screening on Wednesday 9th March in The New Lecture Theatre, Iontas Building, North Campus, NUI Maynooth at 7.30pm.

We are delighted the films producer James Flynn will join us for a Q&A following the screening fresh from his IFTA success with 'As If I Am Not There'.

Ondine is too subtle a film to blow you away but it is impressive in many respects, not least the wonderful acting on display. It also works as a tale of fantasy and intrigue, without all the big effects and production. Throughout, Jordan's script of fantasy is brought alive by the untouched backdrop of Castletownbere and the great ensemble cast. And, somehow, an element of magic continually shines through this very modern tale, which is often burdened with grim realities for its characters

One day a fisherman, trawling off the West Cork coast, catches a beautiful and mysterious woman in his nets. She appears to be dead but, miraculously, comes back to life before his eyes. The fisherman, Syracuse (Colin Farrell), is an irresponsible loner, separated from his wife and distanced from Annie (Alison Barry), his wheelchair-bound daughter. But everyone’s drab and ordinary life is about to change with the arrival of the ethereal Ondine (Alicja Bachleda), the woman from the sea, who may or may not be real.

The programme starts at 7.45pm followed by the feature at 8.00pm. Please arrive early to minimize delays. Guests and ‘on the night only’ memberships cost €6.00 (unwaged & members over 65yrs €4.00) Students pay €2.00 at the door

We appreciate feedback from our audience follow us on Facebook, Maynooth Film For All and let us know what you think! For further information contact Brenda Brady Kildare County Council Arts Service, Tel: 045 448328, Email: bbrady@kildarecoco.ie Web: www.kildare.ie/film

Maynooth Film for All: Film Club is supported by Kildare County Council Library & Arts Service and The School of English, Media and Theatre Studies NUIM.

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