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Séásúr an Fhómhair 2020 / Autumn Season 2020
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Covid 19 Update

On the 6th of October the Irish Government implemented level 3 restrictions across the state. Under level 3 indoor theatre-based events are not permitted. This means that we have to cancel some of the films planned for this season and that our Autumn Season will not begin until 29th of October at the earliest.

A decision on this will be taken and announced here nearer that date. In the meantime we will be contacting all those who have already bought tickets in order to arrange a refund.

Lebanon

(Levanone)

Director: Samuel Moaz
Germany / Israel / France / Lebanon 2009
93 minutes
Cert: 15A
The emotional traumas of young Israeli soldiers drafted into the war with Lebanon in the 1980s are recounted through the eyes of a tank crew in this wrenching concentration of raw emotion directed by Samuel Maoz.

Compared to Ari Folman's sophisticated animation-memory Waltz With Bashir, another autobiographical film that dealt with the same war, Lebanon takes a very different, experiential approach to describe the sheer horror of warfare, rather than its political background. At times it seems the film, which goes heavy on close-ups and dialogue to make the most of a low budget, could have been set during World War II.

The action is set entirely within the claustrophobic confines of an armored tank; the only views of the outside world are through the cross-hairs of the gun barrel. What comes through is a visceral horror described without letup or dramatic relief. Unforgettable.

Deborah Young, Hollywood Reporter

Winner - Golden Lion Best Film, Venice Film Festival 2009