Film and children’s workshops coming up at Mermaid


Capernaum (Cert: 15A)  |  Monday April 8th | Tickets: €8/6.50

Winner of the Jury Award at Cannes Film Festival 2018, writer-director Nadine Labaki (Caramel, Where Do We Go Now?) Capernaum is a powerful drama, chronicling the beleaguered life of 12-year-old Zain (Al Rafeea). Overcome with anger, when his parents sell his 11-year-old sister’s hand in marriage, Zain escapes from his parents and begins a journey that leads him to filing a lawsuit against his parents for giving birth to him. The trial provides the frame through which Zain’s story unfolds. Featuring a host of astounding performances, Capernaum marks the sensational debut of young actor Al Rafeea, with writer-director Nadine Labaki crafting an emotionally powerful and thought-provoking tale of hope. Stunningly realised Capernaum is searing, energetic and essential viewing. Language: Arabic, Amharic (English Subtitles)


Brick Flicks – Stop motion workshops | Monday 15 & Tuesday 16 April | €35

Createschool are coming! Why not join them for some stop motion making mayhem? All you need to bring is your favourite Lego character to cast as the star of your film. With plenty of hands-on learning and simple demonstrations, you will work in small groups to create a set, storyboard and plan for your movie, which you will then film, edit, and record using iPads. The workshop is suitable for those new to stop motion, those looking to refresh their skills or for young animators who are already making stop motion films and want to take their skills to the next level. All equipment (including iPads) supplied. Just bring your own mini figure, snack and drink. Suitable for age 9+ years. Your booking covers two sessions – mornings or afternoons on both days. Monday 15 & Tuesday 16 April: 10.30am – 1pm OR Monday 15 & Tuesday 16 April: 2pm – 4.30pm

Pili (Cert: CLUB) | Monday April 15th | €8.50/7

Pili Hussein, is a young Tanzanian woman who provides for her two small children by tilling the local fields. Her husband has deserted her because she has a HIV condition that she keeps secret from the rest of her small community. Pili dreams of a better life for her family, so when she is offered the chance to take over a village market stall, she desperately tries to raise the cash for the required deposit. Set and filmed in Tanzania, Leanne Welham’s debut feature is the result of a ground-breaking collaboration with the women of Miono, Tanzania, with 65% of the cast of non-actors being themselves HIV positive. Heartwarming and heartwrenching, Pili provides an honest, authentic view of Tanzanian life. Language: Swahili (English Subtitles)


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