PGcoarse language, violence
In French and Arabic with English and French subtitles
“A light comedy on a topic you don’t see every day, starring Golshifteh Farahani (Paterson) as radiant yet tough Selma, a Tunis-born psychoanalyst who, having lived in Paris since age 10, has returned to Tunisia to set up a practice in a country where people habitually talk like crazy but not to mental health professionals. Via a colourful array of characters still getting their bearings post-Arab Spring, first-time writer-director Manele Labidi packs a lot of affectionate observations into compact running time.” - Lisa Nesselson, ScreenDaily “Selma comes back to Northern Africa to start a practice in the rooftop apartment of a building belonging to her high-strung aunt and alcoholic uncle, parents to a rebellious teenage daughter. Her family isn’t entirely happy to see her - her uncle says they have God in Tunis, so why do they need talk therapy, while her cousin is just pissed off because she wanted to escape to Paris to live with Selma. Selma is quietly confident, sure of her mission to help people, and not discouraged by either her family nor the bureaucratic nightmare she faces when she tries to open a medical practice in Tunis. She can see the need: a local salon-owner, an Imam, and a man who wants to crossdress are but a few of the patients streaming through her door, along with a dogged cop on her case about her licence. The film is charming and frequently hilarious.” - Carsten Knox, Flaw In The Iris
The new 25th Anniversary show catapults Riverdance into the 21st century and will completely immerse you in the extraordinary and elemental power of its music and dance. This powerful and stirring reinvention of the beloved family favourite is celebrated the world over for its Grammy Award-winning music and the thrilling energy of its Irish and international dance. Filmed live at the 3Arena Dublin, the exact spot where it all began, the 25th Anniversary Gala Performance brings Riverdance to the big screen for the very first time!
“The Riverdance Irish Dance Troupe are all world-class Irish dancers... While most are from Ireland, some come from Britain, the United States, Canada and Australia. The sheer passion, energy, and bold display of unfeasible athleticism are enough to keep an audience’s eyes glued to the stage and their feet tapping throughout the entire two-hour performance. Add in four extremely talented and well-regarded musicians performing a Grammy-award-winning score and stunning graphics projected as thematic transition pieces, and Riverdance continues to live up to and surpass its prestigious reputation... Solos performed by the award-winning musicians were interwoven between the dance numbers, which included a Harlem tap-dancing turned light-hearted duel, Spanish flamenco performed by the magnificent Rocio Montoya, and even Hopak - a Ukrainian folk dance.” - Katie Priest, Third Coast Review (Stage review)
*The show contains a sequence of flashing lights which might affect customers who are susceptible to photosensitive epilepsy.
“At any other time, The Trip to Greece, the fourth and final installment of the Trip series of movies featuring Steve Coogan and Rob Brydon might seem extraneous. Do we really need to see any more of Coogan and Brydon trading impersonations, wrestling with life crises and generally driving each other nuts? But at a time when international travel is close to impossible - and laughs are in short supply too - The Trip to Greece is just what Hippocrates ordered. Once again playing fictional versions of themselves, Coogan and Brydon pack their bags and head off for a six-day jaunt in which they follow in the footsteps of Odysseus, or at least some of them. They sing Gregorian chants as they drift through the Caves of Diros; they make mildly off-color wisecracks as they gaze out at the island of Lesbos; and they eat at numerous enticing-looking island restaurants, generally with the azure sea twinkling behind them... Yet Coogan and Brydon manage to keep their ongoing battle of the barbs from going stale. As they drive through winding, idyllic roads, Coogan melodramatically accuses his friend of being a philistine who has remained blissfully ignorant of classical Greek literature, even as Brydon taunts him with a spirited rendition of the Bee Gees’ theme from Grease. Over lunch the duo re-enact, with vigor, the dental-torture scene from Marathon Man. (Brydon does a mean dental-drill impersonation.) It’s all so silly. But it’s also kind of great, like a single glass of sparkling wine after a really bad day. And the light dancing off the brilliant blue sea isn’t so bad, either.” -Stephanie Zacharek, Time Magazine