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Cork Film Festival
Monday, 13th October 2008

The 53rd Corona Cork Film Festival takes place October 12-19 providing a platform for some of the worlds most innovative and exciting filmmakers, and a week-long celebration of cinema in the vibrant setting of Cork city.

Highlights of the 2008 festival include the Irish premiere of the Coen brothers comic caper Burn After Reading, with additional galas including Nightwatching, the latest feature from director and festival guest Peter Greenaway; Choke, the eagerly-awaited adaptation of cult author Chuck Palahniuks novel of the same name; and Fernando Meirelles apocalyptic fable Blindness. Filmmakers from all over the world will be present at the festival, including acclaimed British director Terence Davies, Irish cinematographer Robbie Ryan and many more.

The festival will also celebrate the best in Irish and international short film with a diverse programme of titles, as well as documentaries and experimental works, sidebar events, workshops, discussions, public interviews and live music events.

Tickets for all Corona Cork Film Festival screenings, events and presentations will be available from Saturday 4th October from the Festival Box Office located in Merchants Quay shopping centre, St. Patricks St. (Tel: 021 4272263), or online via our secure credit card booking facility at

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