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Eroica


Brilliantly incisive WWII black comedy subverting traditional notions of “heroism”. Black comedies about WWII were understandably thin on the ground in post-war Poland, but this brilliantly incisive t

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Ashes & Diamonds (Popiól i diament)


The 'Polish James Dean' stars in a complex, morally knotty masterpiece. Long established as one of Polish cinema’s supreme masterpieces, Wajda’s film vividly captures the turbulence and confusion imme

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Innocent Sorcerers (Niewinni czarodzieje)


Affectionate but caustic look at early Sixties Polish youth culture. After three successive films about Polish history, Wajda turned his attention to the (then) present, enlisting younger colleagues R

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Mother Joan of Angels (Matka Joanna od aniołów)


A stark psychological drama about demonic possession in a convent. Notionally, this is based on the same historical events that inspired Ken Russell's The Devils, but Kawalerowicz's treatment is subtl

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Exhibition On Screen: Vincent Van Gogh - A New Way Of Seeing


From the Van Gogh Museum, Amsterdam. Enjoying complete and unprecedented access to the treasures of Amsterdam's Van Gogh Museum, this is a surprising new film about one of the world's favourite artist

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Force Majeure


A critical favorite and word-of-mouth sensation at this year's Cannes Festival, where it took the Jury Prize in Un Certain Regard, this wickedly funny and precisely observed psychodrama tells the stor

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NT Live: Man and Superman


A romantic comedy, an epic fairytale, a fiery philosophical debate, Man and Superman asks fundamental questions about how we live. I tell you, the first duty of manhood and womanhood is a Declarati

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NT Live: Man and Superman (Encore)


A romantic comedy, an epic fairytale, a fiery philosophical debate, Man and Superman asks fundamental questions about how we live. I tell you, the first duty of manhood and womanhood is a Declarati

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Shore Shots 2015: The Edits Competition


This season’s best surf shorts

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Camouflage (Barwy ochronne)


Krzysztof Zanussi’s wittily satirical drama about the elusiveness of language. A linguistics competition at a university’s summer camp is the backdrop for a wittily satirical drama about the elusivene

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Man of Iron (Człowiek z żelaza)


Andrzej Wajda's masterly study of the excitement of the Solidarity years. As the Solidarity protests swelled in 1980, Wajda grabbed camera and crew, pulled ready-made characters off the shelf (from hi

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A Short Film About Killing (Krótki film o zabijaniu)


Krzysztof Kieślowski’s grimly gripping study of illegal and legal killing. A grimly confrontational study of the protracted process of ending someone’s life, whether through casual murder or meti

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Grindhouse Dublin present Ninja Scroll


The feature will be preceded by a short pre-show which will include a short film and a selection of trailers from the trashy, lurid heyday of Grindhouse cinema (Max 30 mins). Ninja Scroll is set in fe

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Hollywood Babylon: Modern Girls / Mean Girls Pyjama Party


“Never stand in line. Never buy your own drinks. Never stand next to a dweeb.” Our first ever ‘Pyjama Party’! We’ll have all everything a good Pyjama Party needs – dumb party games, midnight feasts

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Shore Shots 2015: Death 2 Hipsters


The creators of "Dark Fall” bring you “Death 2 Hipsters", the outrageous surf comedy without a synopsis, because synopsis’s are too mainstream, and that’s just NOT KEWL.

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NT Live: Skylight (Encore)


This is a recorded 'Encore' show of a live event. Bill Nighy (Love Actually, The Best Exotic Marigold Hotel) and Carey Mulligan (Inside Llewyn Davis, The Great Gatsby) feature in the highly anticip

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Shore Shots 2015: Out in the Lineup


The film begins when former Australian champion surfer David Wakefield feels ready to break 20 years of silence to reveal a secret that’s consumed him for years. He is gay. At the same time, avid surf

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Exhibition On Screen: Rembrandt


From the National Gallery, London & Rijkmuseum, Amsterdam. Every Rembrandt exhibition is eagerly anticipated but this major new show, focused on the final years of his life and hosted by London’s Nati

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Exhibition On Screen: The Impressionists


From Paris, London and the USA. They are the world’s most popular artists. The works of Cezanne, Monet, Degas and their compatriots fetch tens of millions of dollars. But just who were they really? Wh

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Berlin Philharmonic: Bartok, Shostakovich & Ravel


Maurice Ravel proved himself to be a great composer over many genres with his deeply expressive music. The Suite no 2 of music from his opera Daphnis & Chloe is a work of great elegance, colour and mu

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Met Opera: Cavalleria Rusticana & Pagaliacci (Encore)


This is an 'Encore' recorded screening of Met Opera's Cavalleria Rusticana & Pagaliacci.
Opera’s most enduring tragic double bill returns in an evocative new production from Sir David McVicar,

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NT Live: A Streetcar Named Desire (Encore)


This is an 'Encore' recorded screening of National Theatre Live's A Streetcar Named Desire.

The fastest-selling production in Young Vic’s history, Tennessee Williams’ timeless masterpiece

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NT Live: Hamlet


Academy Award® nominee Benedict Cumberbatch (BBC’s Sherlock, The Imitation Game, Frankenstein at the National Theatre) takes on the title role of Shakespeare’s great tragedy. Directed by Lyndsey Tur

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NT Live: Hamlet (Encore)


Academy Award® nominee Benedict Cumberbatch (BBC’s Sherlock, The Imitation Game, Frankenstein at the National Theatre) takes on the title role of Shakespeare’s great tragedy. Directed by Lyndsey Tur

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Shore Shots 2015: Behind the Lines with Q&A


In this 6-part series we take you inside one historic year with the British big wave surfer, Andrew Cotton. Cotty is the Super Mario of wave riders: a lifeguard, a plumber, and a mild-mannered family

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NT Live: The Hard Problem


Hilary, a young psychology researcher at a brainscience institute, is nursing a private sorrow and a troubling question at work, where psychology and biology meet. If there is nothing but matter, what

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Shore Shots 2015: Tierra De Patagones


A six month trip by Gauchos del mar brothers across the Patagonia Region. New waves discovered, new friends, patagonic culture, unique animals and a journey to Isla de los Estados in search of new w

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Exhibition On Screen: Henri Matisse The Cut-Outs


Join us for this intimate tour of the blockbuster Tate Modern exhibition, Henri Matisse: The Cut-Outs. Featuring insightful interviews with friends of the artist, this is an exclusive look into the fi

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Shore Shots 2015: Banter with Jim Carroll


Banter teams up with Shore Shots, the Irish surf film festival, to run the rule over what's going on with Irish surfing.

We've invited four stalwarts to come along to Shore Shots to tal

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NT Live: A View from the Bridge (Encore)


Don’t miss a stellar cast led by Mark Strong (The Imitation Game; Tinker, Tailor, Soldier, Spy) in the Young Vic's 'magnetic, electrifying, astonishingly bold' production of A View from the Bridge – t

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The Globe: Titus Andronicus (Recorded)


Returning to Rome from a war against the Goths, the general Titus Andronicus brings with him the queen Tamora and her three sons as prisoners of war. Titus’ sacrifice of Tamora’s eldest son to appeas

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The Emperor’s New Clothes with Satellite Q+A with Russell Brand


World-famous British comedian and activist Russell Brand joins forces with acclaimed director Michael Winterbottom on a polemical documentary about the financial crisis and gross inequality we current

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Royal Opera: Rise And Fall Of The City Of Mahagonny (Live)


John Fulljames presents a new production of Bertolt Brecht and Kurt Weill's furiously impassioned satire on consumerism, starring Anne Sofie von Otter, Willard White and Christine Rice conducted by Ma

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I Used to Live Here


Amy Keane, a thirteen-year-old trying to cope with the death of her mother and the reappearance of her father's ex-girlfriend, experiences the temptation of suicide after witnessing the outpouring of

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While We're Young


Ben Stiller and Naomi Watts are Josh and Cornelia Srebnick, happily married middle-aged members of New York's creative class. They tried to start a family and were unable to — and have decided they’re

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Lost River with Satellite Q+A with Ryan Gosling


Lost River is a dark fairy tale about love, family and the fight for survival in the face of danger. In the virtually abandoned city of Lost River, Billy (Christina Hendricks), a single mother of two,

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Kurt Cobain: Montage of Heck


The authorised documentary on late Guitar/lead singer Kurt Cobain from his early days in Aberdeen, Washington to his success and downfall with Grunge band Nirvana.

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Glassland preview Screening + Q&A with Gerard Barrett


In in a desperate bid to save his mother from addiction and unite his broken family, a young taxi driver on the fringes of the criminal underworld is forced to take a job which will see him pushed fur

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A Pigeon Sat on a Branch Reflecting on Existence


A Pigeon Sat on a Branch Reflecting on Existence is a Swedish comedy-drama film directed by Roy Andersson. It is the third part in his ‘living’ trilogy, following Songs from the Second Floor and You,

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The Globe: Antony & Cleopatra (Recorded)


Cleopatra, the alluring and fascinatingly ambiguous Queen of Egypt, has bewitched the great Mark Antony, soldier, campaigner and now one of the three rulers of the Roman Empire. When Antony quarrels

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Royal Opera: La Boheme (Live)


A lost key and an accidental touch of cold hands in the dark - so begins one of the greatest romances of all opera. Anna Netrebko and Joseph Calleja star in the live cinema relay. When Rodolfo, a p

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The Globe: The Comedy of Errors (Recorded)


Take one pair of estranged twin brothers (both called Antipholus), and one pair of estranged twin servants (both called Dromio), keep them in ignorance of each other and throw them into a city with a

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Royal Opera: Guillaume Tell (Live)


Damiano Michieletto makes his UK debut with a new production of Rossini's final opera and greatest masterpiece. The Swiss hero William Tell longs to liberate his people from the cruel Austrian occu

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NT Live: Everyman (Encore)


BAFTA winner and Academy Award® nominee Chiwetel Ejiofor (12 Years a Slave) takes the title role in this dynamic new production of one of English drama’s oldest plays, directed by the National Theatre

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NT Live: Everyman (Live)


BAFTA winner and Academy Award® nominee Chiwetel Ejiofor (12 Years a Slave) takes the title role in this dynamic new production of one of English drama’s oldest plays, directed by the National Theatre

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RSC: The Merchant of Venice


In the melting pot of Venice, trade is God. With its ships plying the globe, the city opens its arms to all, as long as they come prepared to do business and there is profit to be made. With the go

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RSC: Othello


Othello is the greatest general of his age. A fearsome warrior, loving husband and revered defender of Venice against its enemies. But he is also an outsider whose victories have created enemies of h

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RSC: Henry V (Live)


Henry IV is dead and Hal is King. With England in a state of unrest, he must leave his rebellious youth behind, striving to gain the respect of his nobility and people.

Laying claim to part

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Eroica





Rating: CLUB
Release Date: 06/03/1957
Director: Andrzej Munk

Brilliantly incisive WWII black comedy subverting traditional notions of “heroism”. Black comedies about WWII were understandably thin on the ground in post-war Poland, but this brilliantly incisive two-part dissection of ‘courage’ and ‘valour’ offers a decidedly subversive take on the traditional image of Polish heroism. In the first half, a hapless incompetent becomes a Resistance hero. In the second, Polish POWs are anything but keen to escape.