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Galway Film Society host ‘Happy End’ | Special Fundraising Screening to benefit Galway Simon Community

On Sunday January 21st, Galway Film Society will hold a very special charity fundraising screening of Happy End, the latest film from Oscar® and two-time Palme d’Or Winner Michael Haneke, in the Town Hall Theatre, with all profits going to benefit Galway Simon Community.

Galway Simon Community has been providing support services to people who are homeless or at risk of homelessness since 1979 and work in the areas of homelessness prevention, housing and health & well-being. For more information on the work of the Galway Simon Community, please visit www.galwaysimon. ie

This event marks the end of  Galway Film Society’s regular Sunday night slot at the Town Hall Theatre – after 20 years they will be relocating to the brand new Pálás Cinema this Spring – and is a timely opportunity to contribute to the valuable on-going work of Galway Simon Community, with all profits from the screening going directly to the charity.

In Happy End Oscar® and two-time Palme d’Or winning director Michael Haneke (The White Ribbon, Hidden) re-unites his Amour stars Isabelle Huppert (Elle, Things to Come) and Jean-Louis Trintignant (Three Colours: Red) in a teasing and gripping film about a dysfunctional family and a hypocritical bourgeois society. Anne (Isabelle Huppert) has taken over the family business from her aging father Georges (Jean-Louis Trintignant). The extended family, including Anne’s alcoholic son, her doctor brother and his troubled teenage daughter, come and go to their Calais home. Nominated for the Palme d’Or at the 2017 Cannes Film Festival, Happy End bears all the hallmarks of Haneke’s uniquely powerful style. Pairing pitch-black humour with precise direction, it’s proof – if we ever needed it – that he remains one of modern cinema’s true visionaries.

The event will begin at 8pm and promises to be a wonderful evening out.

Tickets can be purchased online from the Town Hall Theatre or by phone on 091 569777, and cost €10 (€9 concession) per ticket.

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