Winter Gems: Upcoming Films at the Model Sligo

(What Richard Did)

As winter begins to creep in, The Model continues welcome and warm up its audience with some enthralling world-class national and international film choices.

Highlight of the season goes to Lenny Abrahamson’s new film, the provocative and brilliant, What Richard Did. Released in October 2012, it received an avalanche of positive reviews, the Irish Times giving it 5 stars and memorably calling it, ‘The best Irish film to emerge from Ireland since the turn of the millennium.’ What Richard Did is a slow-burning, startling piece of work. Based on Kevin Power’s, Bad Day In Blackrock, a fictionalised story on the assault on Brian Murphy outside the Burlington Hotel 12 years ago, making What Richard Did’ s close to home origins inescapable. A must see starring Wicklow actor Jack Reynor, a rising star to look out for in the future.


Love / Amour is Michael Haneke’s second Palme d’Or Winner, presents a version of love far removed from cliché romance, it is devastatingly original and unflinching in the way it examines the effect of love on death. Starring French veteran actors, Jean- Louis Trintigant and Ennanuelle Riva.



What Richard Did
Wed 05 Dec & Thurs 06 Dec at 8pm
Director Lenny Abrahmson, Ireland 2012, DUARATION 87 mins.

What Richard Did is based on Kevin Powers’ novel Bad Day in Blackrock,. 5 Stars- Irish Times. ‘ The most important Irish film of the century.’ Tara Brady, Irish Times.

Sun 09 Dec at3pm
Sun 16 Dec at 3pm
Wed 12 & Thurs 13 Dec at 8pm
Wed 19 & Thu 20 Dec  at 8pm

Director Michael Hankede Aust-Fra-Ger, 2012, subtitled DURATION 127mins.  Michael Haneke has won the Cannes Film Festival’s Palme d’Or for a second with this film about love and death.

Stars Jean-Louis Trintignant and Emmanuelle Riva as an elderly couple whose relationship undergoes the ultimate test of love. ‘Brilliantly directed with an atypically tender touch by the Austria director’ NY Times.


Advance online bookings are just €7. Tickets, €8/€6. Full programme information is available at


A Model Christmas

On Sunday December 16th ,The Model presents a wonderful festive day of fun for all the family. Over the course of the day starting at 12 noon and running until 5pm, there will be a Christmas vintage and craft fair held in the building.  At 12.30pm,  The Muppets Christmas Carol will be screened with the great offer of family tickets for two adults and two children at only €15 euro! Get in the spirit for Christmas with The Muppets, as Kermit and the gang have fun with the classic Charles Dickens story, A Christmas Carol starring Michael Caine as a wonderful Scrooge.

After the screening, families will be welcomed into the atrium space from 2pm to 3.30pm to enjoy Carol singing, Christmas music, mulled wine and seasonal treats  with a guest apperance from the big man himself.


Christmas Movie Special @ The Model


On Dec. 21 at 7pm, The Model will screen a Christmas treat to discover your inner elf. Will Ferrell stars as the oversized elf, Buddy, who goes to New York to discover his true identity.  This is a side splittingly funny and heartwarming Christmas movie, that appeals equally to both kids and adult alike. If you haven’t seen it you simply must, he knows Santa.

Single Ticket €5/ Special Family Ticket €15 (2 Adults and 2 Children)



Christmas Movie Special @ The Model

Dec Fri. 21 at 7pm
€5/€15 Family Ticket
Director: Jon Favreau. USA, 2003, 98 Minutes

Will Ferrell tars as the oversized elf, Buddy, who goes to New York to discover his true identity.Many will consider this the perfect anecdote to traditional Christmas fare – especially those with a fondness for Ferrell’s comedy. – Film 4


The Muppet Christmas Carol
Dec Sun. 16 12.30pm
€5/€15 Family Ticket
Director: Brian Henson. USA, 1992, 85 Minutes

Get in the spirit for Christmas with the Muppets, as Kermit and the gang have fun with the classic Charles Dickens story, A Christmas Carol. Fun for all the family.

Heart warming! The best adaptation of Charles Dickens’ beloved Christmas story – IMDB


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