Apples of the Golan Extends Run at IFI After Sold Out Opening Night

Posted January 20, 2015 by Conor McDevitt in News
Farmer Mansour in fields
Farmer Mansour in fields

Apples of the Golan, which documents the precarious existence  of the village of Madjal Shams in the occupied Golan Heights, has extended its run at the Irish Film Institute after a sold out screening and Q&A last Friday.

A packed house filled the IFI for the showing of the film, which was followed by a lively panel with directors Jill Beardsworth and Keith Walsh hosted by Newstalk’s international political correspondent Shona Murray.

You can now listen to a podcast of the Q&A session on the IFI’s website.

The film will now be shown on Thursday 22nd January,  Sunday 25th January, and Monday 26th January. See the IFI’s website for details.

Apples of the Golan will also be screened at the Regional Cultural Centre, Letterkenny on January 22nd, Garter Lane Arts Centre, Waterford on February 4th, and The New Theatre, Temple Bar on February 28th, with more dates around the country to be announced.

A selection of the critical responses to Apples of the Golan:

 

★★★★ The Irish Times

“a natural rhythm that is sure to please fans of Sleep Furiously or Le Quattro Volta”

http://www.irishtimes.com/culture/film/apples-of-the-golan-review-arab-fruit-on-the-heights-1.2067349

 

★★★★ entertainment.ie 

“a fascinating documentary on identity”

http://entertainment.ie/movie-review/Apples-of-the-Golan/328373.htm

 

★★★★★ RTE 10

“resonant, brilliantly-paced film”

http://www.rte.ie/ten/reviews/movies/2015/0115/672068-apples-of-the-golan/

 

Sunday Independent

“the type of thought-provoking polemic that cinema can be excellent for”

http://www.independent.ie/entertainment/movies/movie-reviews/cinema-reviews-american-snipers-contemporary-relevance-30913267.html