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      GFS Spring 2023 Season Launch

      Dear Galway Film Society Supporter,

      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.

      Scroll down to view the season's full list of titles, along with information on our programme launch, purchasing season tickets and the benefits of becoming a GFS Member.

      Spring 2023 Film Season Launch

      The Opening Screenings of The Rose Maker are aptly themed to coincide with Valentine's weekend and will be celebrated with a pre-film complimentary drinks reception on both evenings (commencing 45 minutes before the film).

      Attendees at the Opening Screenings (February 12th and 13th), as well as all GFS members will have the opportunity to win one of the following generously sponsored spot prizes (the draw will take place on February 21st to accomodate all GFS Spring 2023 membership subscribers):

      €120 Voucher from Ard Bia

      €100 Voucher from Cava

      €100 Voucher from Rúibín Bar & Restaurant

      Afternoon Tea for 2 at The Galmont Hotel

      A GFS Spring 2023 Season Membership

      €50 Voucher from Pálás

      GFS season tickets (€56 for all 8 films) can be purchased by phone or in-person from Pálás Box Office (not online) until Monday February 20th.

      Admission to single films costs €11.50 / €9 (concession).
      For information / bookings, please contact Pálás Box Office on (091) 394 800.

      Galway Film Society Member Benefits

      - GFS Members will be included in the above Opening Film / Valentine's draw (even if not in attendance on the evening).

      - GFS Members will receive 100 loyalty points (1 ticket) to use for Pálás (not GFS) screenings.

      - Parking at Hynes Yard Car Park is capped at €4 from 6pm - 3am for tickets validated at Pálás Box Office.

      GFS screenings will start at 8.00pm on Sunday evenings and 6.30pm on Monday evenings.

      View the Spring 2023 Season Brochure by clicking HERE

      Looking forward to an enjoyable season of films in good company!

      Spring 2023 Film Season

      Below is the complete Spring 2023 season listing:
      (click on the film title to view the trailer)

      Sunday February 12 and Monday February 13 The Rose Maker (France)

      Sunday February 19 and Monday February 20 Alcarràs (Spain)

      Sunday February 26 and Monday February 27 EO (Poland)

      Sunday March 5 and Monday March 6 Under The Fig Trees (Tunisia)

      Sunday March 12 and Monday March 13 No Bears (Iran)

      Sunday March 19 and Monday March 20 Queen Of Glory (USA)

      Sunday March 26 and Monday March 27 The Gravedigger's Wife (Somalia)

      Sunday April 2 and Monday April 3 Lunana: A Yak In The Classroom(Bhutan)

      Ticket information
      Season tickets for the Spring 2023 programme will cost €56 to cover all 8 films.

      Season tickets are available to purchase now from Pálás Box Office, not online, and will be on sale until Monday February 20th.

      After Monday February 20th, standard Pálás ticket prices of €11.50 / €9 (concession) per film will apply.

      For additional information or queries, please contact Pálás Box Office on (091) 394 800 or GFS at

      In the meantime we thank you for your continued support and look forward to welcoming you back.

      Galway Film Society

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