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Three must-see gems lined up for film nights

In keeping with Covid-19 restrictions, three films will be available to watch online

THE organisers of Beaufort Film Night, a non-profit community organisation founded by local film enthusiasts to screen cultural films not usually on general release, have scheduled a number of must-see movies to be screened virtually during February and March.

In keeping with Covid-19 restrictions, three films will be available to watch online and links to each film will be available on the BeaufortFilmNight Facebook page from Monday, February 15.

The group is working in conjunction with Access Cinema, the Arts Council funded organisation which assists film clubs and film nights in Ireland with their screenings. The online screenings are part of the Access Cinema at Home initiative.

The cost per film download is €4.99 and half of that goes towards the licence fee with the remaining 50 per cent going to Beaufort Film Night. Rentals are valid for 48 hours after purchase.

One of the films, The Traitor, is based on the true story of Tommaso Buscetta, the Mafia boss who flees to Brazil but makes the decision to bring down the illegal organisation upon his extradition back to Italy. This drama, in Italian with subtitles, was directed by Marco Bellocchio and it was Italy’s submission to the 2020 Oscars.

Raise Hell charts the life and times of Molly Ivins, the Texan media firebrand and humourist who was a best-selling author, Pulitzer Prize-nominated New York Times journalist and popular TV pundit who attacked corruption wherever she found it with razor-sharp wit. It was selected for the Sundance Film Festival.

A Perfectly Normal Family is the story of two daughters adjusting to their father transitioning from male to female. First-time feature filmmaker Malou Reymann draws on her own experiences for this intimate and honest father-daughter relationship of struggling to hold on to what they have while accepting that everything has changed.

It was the winner of the Audience Award at the 2020 International Film Festival Rotterdam and it is in Danish with English subtitles.

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