Dear Galway Film Society Patron,
We trust that you enjoyed Galway Film Society’s (GFS) Autumn season, during which we welcomed special guests, presented many sold-out screenings, and saw standing ovations for film.
GFS is delighted to continue championing independent and international cinema with its Winter 2023 programme.
The Winter 2023 Season, starting this weekend on Sunday November 5th and Monday November 6th, will present 6 films, spotlighting a wealth of new award-winning titles from around the world.
The GFS Winter programme celebrates in particular the fantastic diversity of European film with a number of highlights including the much-anticipated French drama Anatomy of a Fall, winner of the Palme d’Or at the Cannes Film Festival 2023; the Berlin Film Festival 2023 Best Performance winner 20,000 Species of Bees, a warm and moving Spanish gem; and the uplifting crowd-pleaser Driving Madeleine.
GFS will also continue its support of emerging filmmakers by screening another two short films during its Winter season, providing an important platform for emerging talent.
IMPORTANT – GFS would like to encourage its patrons to avail of its subsidised season ticket priced at just €45 for 6 films. We would appreciate if patrons could purchase season tickets in person in the Pálás box office, ideally prior to the opening film, to minimise delays on the evening.
GFS as a subsidised voluntary organisation, is obliged to maintain a record of its season tickets holders. When season ticket sales close after the second screening, GFS will request patrons to provide their details accordingly. This will also ensure that GFS season ticket holders avail of associated benefits.
Please also note that Pálás will be operating a free seating policy for this season, so there will be no seat allocation for any GFS screenings.
The season will kick off with the heart-warming coming of age French drama TIME TO GET AWAY!, which is being presented with the support of the French Embassy in Ireland and the Institut Français.
Summer 1982. Eleven-year-old Garance lives in the French Cévennes with her parents and younger sister. The family is part of a group who have come to the area to lead an alternative lifestyle, one that is not entirely approved of by the locals. When a nearby bank robbery by Italian activists goes wrong, it turns the family’s life upside down…
Lisa Diaz’s feature debut is a sensitive coming of age film, featuring captivating and memorable characters. The story is anchored by a strong performance from young actress Azou Gardahaut-Petiteau as Garance.
In French with English subtitles.
Don’t forget that GFS screenings start at 8.00pm on Sunday evenings and 6.30pm on Monday evenings.