Galway Film Society

Galway Film Society is delighted to announce its return to Pálás for its Spring 2023 Season.

The season, which starts on Sunday February 12th and Monday February 13th, will present 8 films, representing a range of new award-winning titles from around the world.

The season will kick off with screenings of French comedy-drama The Rose Maker (La Fine Fleur), a fun and charming crowd-pleaser starring Catherine Frot as an independent rose farmer who takes desperate measures to stay in business.

Other highlights include the Berlin Film Festival 2022 winner Alcarràs from Catalan director Carla Simón, whose previous debut Summer 1993 was a hit with GFS members in 2018; Jafar Panahi's latest film No Bears, which was completed shortly before his recent arrest in Iran; and the heart-warming Lunana: A Yak In The Classroom, Bhutan’s first-ever Academy Award nominee for Best International Feature.

In addition we are delighted to support emerging home-grown film talent this season by featuring two Irish short films - Small Hours, which will screen before Queen of Glory and Baths, which will screen before The Gravedigger's Wife.

We’re looking forward to an enjoyable season of films in good company!

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  • GFS: Lunana: A Yak In The Classroom

    Ugyen, a schoolteacher in his final year of training, has been sent to the remote town of Lunana in northern Bhutan. He must brave the high altitude, a lack of amenities and a brutal winter...

    Genre: Drama

    Release Date: Fri 10 Mar 2023

    Apr 02 / 2023
    Apr 03 / 2023
  • GFS: The Gravedigger’s Wife

    The Gravedigger’s Wife is a poetic love story rooted in Somali culture, but universally felt. It centres around the lengths one man is willing to go to for the people he loves, as a husband is faced with an impossible…

    Genre: Drama

    Release Date: Fri 21 Oct 2022

    Mar 26 / 2023
    Mar 27 / 2023
  • GFS: The Rose Maker (La Fine Fleur)

    Eve was once a champion rose grower, but after years without a big success her business is on the verge of collapse. She reluctantly starts to consider selling to a successful competitor. In a last-ditch effort to save their livelihoods,…

    Genre: Comedy,Drama

    Release Date: Sat 29 Aug 2020

    Feb 12 / 2023
    Feb 13 / 2023
  • GFS: Under the Fig Trees

    In northwest Tunisia, a group of young women – Melek, Fidé, Sana and Mariem - join the older workers to help with the summer fig harvest. Each young woman has her own hopes and dreams for the future; over the…

    Genre: Drama

    Release Date: Fri 03 Mar 2023

    Mar 05 / 2023
    Mar 06 / 2023
  • GFS: EO

    EO is a grey donkey, living in a travelling circus where he performs alongside his beloved owner Sandra. But when circumstances outside of his control separate him from his mistress and the only life he has ever known, EO begins…

    Genre: Drama

    Release Date: Fri 03 Feb 2023

    Feb 26 / 2023
    Feb 27 / 2023
  • GFS: Alcarràs

    For over eighty years the Solé family has farmed in Alcarràs, a small village in Spain’s Catalonia region. But as they prepare to spend the summer picking this year’s crop of peaches, they find themselves facing eviction and an uncertain…

    Genre: Drama

    Release Date: Fri 06 Jan 2023

    Feb 19 / 2023
    Feb 20 / 2023
  • GFS: No Bears

    Director Jafar Panahi has long defied a filmmaking ban from Iranian authorities, creating masterpieces such as This Is Not A Film while under house arrest. In mid-2022, the filmmaker was jailed for six years on dubious propaganda charges. His latest…

    Genre: Drama

    Release Date: Fri 11 Nov 2022

    Mar 12 / 2023
    Mar 13 / 2023
  • GFS: Queen of Glory

    Brilliant student Sarah has decided to quit her PhD program so she can follow her boyfriend to Ohio. But Sarah’s plans are upended when her Ghanaian mother dies unexpectedly, leaving behind a Christian bookshop in the Bronx called “King of…

    Genre: Comedy

    Release Date: Fri 26 Aug 2022

    Mar 19 / 2023
    Mar 20 / 2023

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