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Cork International Film Festival

Sunday, 12 October - Sunday, 19 October, 2008

This festival is Ireland's oldest film event. It was established in 1956 to bring to Irish audiences the best of international cinema and to serve as a platform for new Irish cinema.

The 53rd Corona Cork Film Festival takes place October 12-19 providing a platform for some of the world’s most innovative and exciting filmmakers, and a week-long celebration of cinema in the vibrant setting of Cork city.

Highlights of the 2008 festival include the Irish premiere of the Coen brothers’ comic caper Burn After Reading, with additional galas including Nightwatching, the latest feature from director and festival guest Peter Greenaway; Choke, the eagerly-awaited adaptation of cult author Chuck Palahniuk’s novel of the same name; and Fernando Meirelles’ apocalyptic fable Blindness. Filmmakers from all over the world will be present at the festival, including acclaimed British director Terence Davies, Irish cinematographer Robbie Ryan and many more.

The festival will also celebrate the best in Irish and international short film with a diverse programme of titles, as well as documentaries and experimental works, sidebar events, workshops, discussions, public interviews and live music events.

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