A remake of the 1961 classic by Luigi Comencini. Guido, a Milanese gambler who is in debt up to his ears, organizes a fake kidnapping to pay off the money he owes. His young girlfriend Antonella helps him. However, everything goes wrong and Guido is arrested while Antonella gets away with the ransom. Two and a half year later, Guido is about to be released from prison when his two cellmates, Fatih and Hamid, ask for his help to escape. Lunedì al Cinema (Monday at the Cinema) is a series of screenings dedicated to Italian contemporary cinema, promoted in collaboration with the Ministry of Foreign Affairs and International Cooperation. All the films are shown at the IIC in Italian with English subtitles.
Where: Istituto Italiano Di Cultura – Dublino, 11 Fitzwilliam Square East, Dublin
When: 6:30 pm To 8:30 pm
How much: Admission free, register here
Following a special evening of poetry and music last year, the Workman’s bringing you another fun, relaxed and silly evening of music, poetry and laughs in aid of Inner City Helping Homeless! There will be a performance by Eva Griffin, a founding member of Not4U Collective who is working to platform LGBTQ+ voices in poetry by hosting events and publishing zines. Also performing, poet and co-founder of Not4U Jess McKinney. James Moran is an experimental comedian best known for dealing with the weird and the absurd through readings of impossible to stage film scripts. Also, there will be music by Let’s Set Sail, Housewife (Oisín Tarrant) and Vernon Jane.
Where: The Workman’s Club, Dublin, 10 Wellington Quay, Dublin
When: 7pm to 11pm
How much: 10€/7€ for students and unwaged
In today’s climate of concern for the environment, much of the conversation around sustainability focuses on individual action. However, many people argue that the changes necessary to combat climate change are not individual but systemic, and require nationwide policy. While Ireland has made significant investments in renewable energy and climate communication in recent years, it was still ranked by the 2018 Climate Change Performance Index as the worst performing country in Europe for taking action against climate change. What does Ireland need to do to build a sustainable, climate-proactive society? Join the Green Week team for a panel discussion on the present and future Irish climate policy, with perspectives ranging from scientists to lawyers.
Where: Graduates Memorial Building, Trinity College Dublin, Dublin
When: 7pm to 8pm
How much: Admission free