'The Night of the 12th' to be shown on the 13th!
Athlone Film Club returns to the Dean Crowe Theatre next Tuesday evening, February 13 with a showing of award-winning drama 'The Night of the 12th'.
Inspired by a case from Pauline Guéna’s book of her time with the Criminal Investigation Department in 2016, a young woman is murdered in her quiet mountain village.
But what starts as an investigation into the victim’s life and a shocking crime soon turns into a haunting obsession for newly promoted Detective Yohan Vivès and his team as the killer continues to evade them.
From acclaimed French director Dominik Moll, this is a raw, powerful police drama, layered with social topics addressing some fundamental issues around human behaviour, endemic misogyny and male violence towards women, which is elevated by some stellar performances from the entire cast. A solid, affecting experience that will stay with the viewer long after it’s over.
Peter Bradshaw of The Guardian described it as "a brutally engrossing drama", while the Hollywood Reporter's Jordan Mintzer said "this taut and piercing thriller is one of Moll’s stronger works to date, using a genre template to delve into issues of violence, gender and policing in contemporary France".
Doors open at the Dean Crowe Theatre, Athlone on Tuesday, February 13 at 7.30pm and the film starts at 8pm. Language is French with English subtitles and the running time is 115 minutes. Entry is €10 per film, cash only please.
Athlone Film Club thanks all its patrons for their continued support.