Top Films Lined Up for Foyle Film Festival’s Spring Programme

Top Films Lined Up for Foyle Film Festival’s Spring Programme

Foyle Film Festival’s 2016 Spring Programme, running from April 18 – May 31 at Nerve Centre, offers an exciting choice of contemporary, foreign language and documentary films to enjoy over the next few weeks.

Following ‘Oscar® Season®’ the programme brings together the big winners of 2016, including Lenny Abraham’s outstanding and disturbing Room, the musical revolution featured in Straight Outta Compton, and the brilliant brutality of The Revenant and The Hateful Eight.

Although narrowly missing out on an Oscar® win, Charlotte Rampling gives the performance of a lifetime in 45 Years playing a woman whose long, and seemingly successful, marriage is threatened by a ghost from her husband’s past. The screening will be accompanied by complimentary refreshments to launch the six-week programme on Monday, April 18.

Intrigue, greed, corruption and cover up are themes that feature heavily throughout the programme – from a behind the scenes look at that unique symbol of Russian artistic expression, the Bolshoi Ballet (Bolshoi Babylon), to the US real estate crash of 2007 (The Big Short), and the blacklisting and jailing of actors and writers for their political beliefs in the 1950s (Trumbo).

Emily Watson steals the show in Everest, the real-life story based on an expedition to climb the highest point on Earth in 1996. Jake Gyllenhaal, Jason Clarke and Keia Knightly also star in the ‘visually stunning’ action film.


Tickets for all screenings can be pre-booked now.

Foyle Film Festival is funded by DCAL through Northern Ireland Screen and by Derry City and Strabane District Council.



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