Aarhus University Seal / Aarhus Universitets segl

Troubles Cinema at Cinemateket: In the Name of the Father

Centre for Irish Studies Film Series at Cinemateket Autumn 2018

2018.09.04 | Sanne Overgaard Larsen

Date Wed 14 Nov
Time 21:15 23:00
Location Cinemateket, Gothersgade 55, 1123 København



On November 6-18, the 20th anniversary for the Northern Irish peace agreement and the 50th anniversary for the civil rights movement will be marked in Cinemateket where Centre for Irish Studies and the Embassy of Ireland present a film series on Troubles Cinema. The film series presents cinematic interpretations of the conflict in Northern Ireland. 


21.15 Screening of In the Name of the Father with introduction (speaker TBC)

About the film

Director: Jim Sheridan, 1993 / Danish subtitles / 133 min. + 15 min. intro

In the Name of the Father is an emotional story which is based on a tragic but authentic event. Gerry Conlin is unrightfully convicted for a detonating IRA bomb because he was forced to write a false confession under torture. The injustice affects his entire family when the old father is later convicted of aiding and dies in prison. Though the film focuses on the IRA conflict, it is just as much about the father-son relationship. The shared destiny ties Gerry Conlon and his father together in a way that has not been seen previously.

Practical information

Place: Cinemateket, Gothersgade 55, Kbh K
Time: 6. November 2018 - 18. November 2018
Tickets: (80 DKK, only 50 DKK for the members of Cinemateket. Tickets are ordered by phone (+45) 33 74 34 12 or via Cinemateket's website: https://www.dfi.dk/cinemateket/biograf/filmserier/serie/17097.  
For more information on Cinemateket and benefits of membership, please visit: http://www.dfi.dk/Filmhuset/Cinemateket/medlemssite.aspx