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At this film screening, director Alessanra Celesia will be our guest for a subsequent Q&A. 

THE FLATS

Frankreich, Belgien, Großbritannien, Irland 2023 – Director: Alessandra Celesia – Orig. version w/English subtitles – subsequent Q&A w/director Alessandra Celesia – Length: 114 min.

  • Thu, 5/2/24
    20.30
    Rio 2

In his high-rise flat in New Lodge, Belfast, Joe relives memories of his childhood in the midst of Northern Ireland’s bloody conflict in an act of collective remembrance. Joe’s uncle was murdered during the Troubles and Joe seeks revenge to this day. An intense and impressive film about a time that is still present in people’s minds. Monika Haas

 

Notice: This film contains explicit depictions of violence.

 

Biography

Actor and director Alessandra Celesia was born in Italy and lives alternately in Paris and Belfast. She founded the production company Curious Industries in 2018. In the films she has been making since 2006, she explores the line between theatre and film. 

Filmography (selection)

THE MECHANICS OF THINGS, FR 2023, 101 min.
ANATOMIA DEL MIRACOLO, FR/GB 2017, 83 min.
THE BOOKSELLER OF BELFAST, FR/GB 2012, 54 min.

 

No FSK youth rating

Writer: Alessandra Celesia. Camera: François Chambe. Sound: Quentin Jaques. Editing: Frédéric Fichefet. Music: Brian Irvine. Production: Films De Force Majeure, Thank You & Good Night Productions, Planet Korda. Producer: Jean-Laurent Csinidis, Geneviève De Bauw, Jeremiah Cullinane, John McIlduff. International Sales: The Party Film Sales

  • Thu, 5/2/24
    20.30
    Rio 2