Pavilion Theatre to Host Subtitle Film Festival 2018

by Jordan Upshaw
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For the first time, the annual European film festival, Subtitle, is coming to the Pavilion Theatre in Dún Laoghaire next month.

The festival will last four days and feature 15 subtitled films, including 8 Irish premieres. Subtitle boasts a selection of popular, award-winning European films which are not commonly available in Irish cinemas.

The films include premieres, old classics, dramas, thrillers, and comedies. In addition to Irish films there will also be films from Denmark, Sweden, Germany, Belgium, France, Poland, Switzerland, The Netherlands, Russia, and Italy.

The festival will run from Thursday, February 1st to Sunday, February 4th. Ticket prices vary by film. Special offers include a 5 film deal for €35, a 10 film deal for €50, and a
weekend pass for €66.

Tickets may be purchased online at or over the phone on 01 231 2929. The full schedule is listed below.

Jack | German | dur: 103mins

Directed by Edward Berger who focuses on the gentle devastation that paternal rejection can generate.

Thursday 1 February | 5.00pm | €8 / €7

Loveless | Russian | Drama | dur: 137mins

Winner of the prestigious Camera d’Or in 2015, Loveless is a terrifying work of immense beauty and power.

Thursday 1 February | 7.30pm | €9 / €8

Bolshoi | Russian | Drama | dur: 132mins

Plunging into the beautiful-yet-harsh world of Russian ballet, director Valery Todorovsky maps out the heartbreak, petty politics and wide-eyed dreams of aspiring ballerinas.

Friday 2 February | 5.00pm | €9 / €8

Beyond Words | Polish | Drama | dur: 85mins

Exploring themes of migration, parenthood and identity the film is about a young and successful Berlin lawyer who gives away his Polish roots

Friday 2 February | 7.45pm | €9 / €8

King of the Belgians | Belgium | Comedy, Drama | dur: 94mins

A delightful, surprisingly respectful ribbing of the incongruity of monarchy, Belgium, and the Balkans.

Friday 2 February | 9.45pm | €9 / €8

A Coffee In Berlin | German | Comedy, Drama | dur: 94mins

Jan Ole Gerster’s wry and vibrant feature debut film, which swept the 2013 German Oscar Awards, paints a day in the life of Niko, a twenty-something college dropout going nowhere fast.

Saturday 3 February | 12.30pm | €6

The Fury of a Patient Man | Spain | Drama | dur: 92mins

This is a knotty, gritty, uncompromising thriller from first-time director, Raúl Arévalo, one of Spain’s most recognisable actors

Saturday 3 February | 2.30pm | €9 / €8

Gomorrah | Italian | Crime, Drama | dur: 137mins

Based on Robert Saviano’s best-selling book and winner of 34 awards including a Golden Globe nomination for Best Film, Gomorrah is a brilliant inside look at Italy’s modern crime families.

Saturday 3 February | 4.30pm | €8 / €7

Number One | French | Drama | dur: 110mins

This is one the best films of the year with a superb central performance from Emanuelle Devos about a 40-something senior executive working in the renewable energy sector.

Saturday 3 February | 7.15pm | €9 / €8

Waterboys | Netherlands | Comedy, Drama, Romance | dur: 103mins

Film director Robert Jan Westdijk has put together a wonderful, feel-good romantic comedy-drama, with subtle life lessons

Saturday 3 February | 9.30pm | €9 / €8

Animals | Switzerland | Mystery, Thriller | dur: 115mins

A collision with a sheep on a country road initiates a whole series of weird and unsettling experiences for couple Anna and Nick.

Sunday 4 February | 12.00pm | €9 / €8

Winter Brothers | Denmark | Drama | dur: 100mins

With its picturesque, snowy, industrial scenery, director Hlynur Pálmason creates an organic film that is impressively vivid.

Sunday 4 February | 2.00pm | €9 / €8

The Student | Russian | Drama | dur: 118mins

A teenager in the midst of a mystical crisis, has his mother, schoolmates and entire high school turned upside down by his questions.

Sunday 4 February | 4.00pm | €8 / €7

A Man Called Ove | Swedish | Comedy, Drama | dur: 116mins

Ove’s somewhat content existence is disrupted, however, with the arrival of a boisterous young family who move in next door.

Sunday 4 February | 6.30pm | €8 / €7

The Untouchables | French | Comedy, Drama | dur: 112mins

A comedy classic and seems like the perfect way to round out the weekend.

Sunday 4 February | 8.30pm | €8 / €7

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