feature: Access>CINEMA – Films from the Southern Mediterranean Tour

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feature: Access>CINEMA – Films from the Southern Mediterranean Tour

The good people over at Access>CINEMA and Maretta Dillion, formerly of the Light House Cinema, are bringing a flavour of the Meditarranean to Limerick, Galway and Bray with special screenings of The Repentant, Footnote and On The Edge.

The tour runs from 30th September to 7th October and Adila Bendimerad, lead actress in Algerian film The Repentant, will be introducing the film at the screenings of The Repentant at Galway Film Society on 30th September and Mermaid Arts Centre on 1st October.

The Films

The Repentant

From Algeria, The Repentant questions Government policy in the late 1990s which offered amnesty for former terrorists if they would simply repent their crimes. Is becoming a ‘repentant’ really that easy?

Director Merzak Allouache’s film won the Europa Cinemas Label at this year’s Cannes Film Festival.


From Israel, Footnote takes a look at the personal and academic rivalry between father and son at a prestigious university as they both compete for a major prize.

The film was nominated for Best Foreign Language film at the 2012 Academy Awards and was the winner of the Best Screenplay Award at the 2011 Cannes Film Festival.

On the Edge

From Morocco, On The Edge details the lives of four women working in Tangiers who dream of a better existence in the ‘free zone’ while coping with their day to day travails. A first film from a female director born in Casablanca; it was selected for Directors’ Fortnight at the 2011 Cannes Film Festival.

Screening details

Belltable Arts Centre
Belltable, 69 O’Connell Street, Limerick

  • The Repentant – Monday, Oct 1, 8.00pm
  • Footnote – Tuesday, Oct 2, 8.00pm
  • On the Edge – Wednesday, Oct 3, 8.00pm

For bookings call 061 319 866

Galway Film Society
Town Hall Theatre, Courthouse Square, Co. Galway

For bookings call 091 569 777 or visit www.tht.ie.

Mermaid Arts Centre
Mermaid Arts Centre, Main Street, Bray, Co. Wicklow

For bookings call 01 272 4030 or visit www.mermaidartscentre.ie.

The project has been funded by the Arts Council under their Touring & Dissemination of Work Scheme.

For further information please contact:
Maeve Cooke – Tel: +353 (0)1 6794420 / e-mail: mcooke@accesscinema.ie
Maretta Dillon – Tel: +353 (0)86 851 7033 / e-mail: dillonmaretta@gmail.com

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