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February 11, 2008

The Family Friend - Maynooth Film For All, Film Club

Maynooth Film For All, Film Club        
John Hume Building JHL1, NUI Maynooth
Thursday 14th February @ 7.30pm

From the Italian director Paolo Sorrentino, Maynooth Film for All Film Club gives you a wicked modern-day fairytale. An alternative to red roses and satin hearts on   St. Valentine’s Day! Picture the scene, in a small town, an aging loan shark memorably played by the charismatic Giacomo Rizzo lives with his mother, totally assured in his worldview that life’s cruel and only the greedy prosper. Until, that is, he meets his match in the statuesque Rosalba (Laura Chiatti), whose father has been reduced to seeking his services to pay for her wedding.

The Family Friend intensely explores extreme emotions, whilst playing out a clever  confidence – trick plot. Making the central character a loathsome 70 year old small time moneylender who puts the squeeze on his unfortunate clients while claiming that he’s got their best interests at heart and is undone by his desires and fatal attraction to a young woman.

All the screenings are preceded by a brief introduction by staff from various Departments of NUI Maynooth. On the 14th February Denis Condon, Media Studies Department will give some contextual information. An opportunity to reflect on  the movie will be available following the screening and Denis will again  lead the discussion.

Membership is open to all over 18yrs. and costs €20.00 for the rest of the season with concessionary rates available to students and senior citizens, plus joining fee to the Library Service if you are not already a member.For further information and all membership queries please contact Maynooth Film For All, Maynooth Community Library, Tel: 01 6285530, Email:

This initiative is a three-way partnership between The Arts and Library Services of Kildare County Council and The Media Studies Department, NUI Maynooth