Hit Film being screened in The Source, Thurles

A total sell out in Dublin, The Source Film Club returns (at last!) on Wednesday, October 5th, with Of Gods and Men, a film which has received high praise from critics and the Grand Prix award at the Cannes Film Festival.

The film concerns a group of eight monks who inhabit a Cistercian monastery in a remote part of Algeria. For decades the brothers have lived symbiotically with the local Muslim community, providing free medical treatment, clothing and advice. In turn, they have been invited to join the villagers religious celebrations. Tales of terrorist activity in nearby towns are regarded with dismay by both communities. Of course all the while the viewer begins to realise that it is only a matter of time before the violence reaches the door of the monastery.

For Philip French in The Observer “Of Gods and Men is a profound, immaculately acted movie. Its words are carefully considered, its images eloquent. The subject matter is urgently topical, the themes raised eternal and universal”. Peter Bradshaw, writing in The Guardian gave it five out of five stars and called it a “stunningly passionate and deeply moving film by the French director Xavier Beauvois, based on the kidnapping and murder of monks in Algeria by fundamentalists in 1996”. In Sight and Sound, Catherine Wheatley wrote that “Watching Of Gods and Men, one can’t help but be overwhelmed by it’s raw humanism” and described the film as “a small miracle of a film, offering a genuinely progressive vision of faith”.

The film will start at 8 pm, and remember the film club is open to all, you don’t have to be a member, but there are advantages to membership. For more details please phone the box office at 0504 90204.

Speak Your Mind

Tell us what you're thinking...
and oh, if you want a pic to show with your comment, go get a gravatar!

You must be logged in to post a comment.