‘Aisling Trí Néallaibh: Clouded Reveries’ will be screened on closing night film at IndieCork Festival on 9 October at the Gate Cinema.

Milestone outing for IndieCork

Fresh details have been released for IndieCork 2022 as the hugely popular film festival gets ready to celebrate its 10th birthday.

The festival will run from 2-9 October at The Gate Cinema, with an online offering running from 2-16 October.

This year’s closing film has been confirmed as director Ciara Nic Chormaic’s ‘Aisling Trí Néallaibh: Clouded Reveries’, an intimate exploration of acclaimed writer Doireann Ní Ghríofa’s world and creative process. Doireann Ní Ghríofa, who was resident in Cork city for many years, was catapulted into the international literary spotlight in 2020 with the publication of her debut novel ‘A Ghost in the Throat’.

Speaking in the lead up to the festival, director Ciara Nic Chormaic said: “It feels like we are bringing the film home as so much of Doireann's inspiration featured in the film stems from Cork city and county.”

Festival Co-Director Mick Hannigan added: “Doireann is hugely appreciated here, and Cork looks fabulous in the film. It promises to be a very special evening, with Doireann and director Ciara Nic Chormaic present to discuss the film. Festivals are all about creating these kinds of experiences and we know that audiences will really enjoy this wonderful documentary.”

Also recently announced was the festival’s opening film ‘Vicky’, a powerful documentary about the heroic work of health campaigner Vicky Phelan, directed by Sasha King.

In addition, the programme features exciting new international films including the Irish premiere of Brazilian film ‘Rule 34’ by Julia Murat, winner of the Golden Leopard award at the recent Locarno Film Festival. The festival will also host the premiere of ‘Joyland’ by Saim Sadiq, the first Pakistani film to screen in competition at Cannes Film Festival 2022, and winner of the Jury Prize in the Certain Regard section at Cannes.

IndieCork 2022 will also show ‘Traveller Shorts’, a programme of short films curated by a team from Cork Traveller Women's Network (CTWN). The films set out to celebrate Traveller identity and widen awareness of issues impacting on the community, while celebrating Traveller actors and filmmakers. The programme is a collaboration between Cork city Traveller rights organisation CTWN and IndieCork.

Another announcement is the inclusion of a collection of music documentaries collectively called 'The Power of the Song’, in partnership with Cork Folk Festival. The films focus on various aspects of the ballad and Irish music tradition, including the award-winning documentaries ‘The Laughing Boy’ and the US production ‘The Job of Songs’.

For bookings, visit gatecinemas.com. Full programme details are available at indiecork.com.