Dublin International Film Festival @ Light House and Pálás

It's February which means it's time for the Dublin International Film Festival! Always a highlight any Irish film lover's calendar, this year's festival line-up is, as ever, packed with absolute gems that will screen between February 22 and March 2. We're thrilled to be hosting many of these screenings, and we look forward to welcoming DIFF's team and audiences to Smithfield later in the month.

Each February, DIFF transforms Dublin into a hub of cinematic excellence for ten enchanting days. The programme features star-studded Irish and international premieres, exclusive screenings and events, playful and powerful documentaries, captivating features, thought-provoking shorts, intimate Q&As, industry masterclasses, parties and celebrations. The festival also hosts its prestigious award ceremony, celebrating the art of filmmaking and the power of storytelling.

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Galway Film Society will be teaming up with Dublin International Film Festival and access>CINEMA to allow Galway audiences experience some of this year’s DIFF programme as part of the DIFF Tour.

The Festival Tour includes some festival highlights; French comedy drama Toni, starring Camille Cottin and West African folklore tale Mami Wata. This expanded Festival Tour will give audiences beyond Dublin an opportunity to engage with the festival experience and view a variety of exceptional world cinema titles

Film details:

Title: Mami Wata

Director: C.J. Obasi

Cast: Evelyne Ily,Uzoamaka Aniunoh, Kelechi Udegbe, Emeka Amakeze, Rita Edochie, Tough Bone

107 minutes, Nigeria, 2022, Cert: TBC 

Trailer: https://www.youtube.com/watch?...


This genre-bending tale brings to life a futuristic fable that fuses spiritual beliefs with inter-generational tensions. Set in the matriarchal ocean village of Iyi, where West African water deity, Mami Wata, reigns via village leader Mama Efe, it uniquely brings to the screen a story of mythology, fantasy, and folklore. When the harmony of the village is threatened, two sisters must fight to restore order, as traditions of the past crash with calls from the future.

GFS will screen Mami Wata at Pálás on Sun/Mon 25/26 February at 8pm & 6.30pm respectively

Title: Toni (Toni, en famille)

Director: Nathan Ambrosioni

Cast: Camille Cottin, Léa Lopez, Thomas Gioria, Louise Labèque, Oscar Pauleau, Juliane Lepoureau

96 minutes, France, 2023, Cert: TBC 

Trailer: https://youtu.be/ezVqVGFzexk?s... 

GFS will screen Toni at Pálás on Sun/Mon 3/4 March at 8pm & 6.30pm respectively


Toni is raising her five children alone. A full-time job. She also sings at bars and had a hit single 20 years ago. Today, as her two eldest prepare to go to college, Toni wonders: what will she do when all of her offspring have left home?

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