The Source Film Club features 'The President'

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The Source Film Club features 'The President'

The Source Film Club returns with a screening of 'The President' on Wednesday, February 3rd at 8pm.

The Source Film Club will present a screening of 'The President', Iranian director Mohsen Makhmalbaf’s satire about an ageing dictator who finds himself isolated and helpless when a revolution occurs in his own country.

Set in an unnamed state, the story concerns a man known only as the President who has subjected his people to tyranny for too long.

When the people decide they have had enough of his brutal regime, a coup occurs which leaves the President and his family in danger.

After helping his wife and daughters to flee to safety aboard a plane, the President stays behind with his young grandson who has refused to leave his side.

Disguising themselves as poor travelling entertainers, the frightened President and his grandson are forced to negotiate the streets of their city while trying to avoid detection by a raging populace and a mutinous army.

Inspired by the Arab Spring of recent years, The President is a gripping and challenging film which doesn’t shy away from the violence which follows the fall of a dictatorship.

The President will be screened in The Source Arts Centre in Thurles on Wednesday, February 3rd at 8pm.

Tickets for the screening are priced at €9 (€7 with concession and at €5 for Film Club Members).

For more information or to book your tickets please call The Source Arts Centre box office on 0504 90204 or alternatively you can visit www.thesourceartscentre.ie.