Ireland – Emily Thomas, IFI (Dublin)

Ireland – Emily Thomas Ireland – Emily Thomas

Cinema for me is…

Emily in 10 frames

1. What film made you fall in love with cinema?
Singin’ in the Rain. I used to watch it on repeat as a kid – it’s such a joyful, colourful film that showed me how cinema can be such an impressive spectacle but have such a personal impact

2. What are the 3 best European films you have seen in the last year?
The Worst Person in the World (Joachim Trier, 2021)                                                                                Nö (Dietrich Brüggemann, 2021)                                                                                                                   Ma Vie de Courgette (Claude Barras, 2016)

3. What does Europe mean to you?
A celebration of community through the mingling of cultures and traditions

4. What do you like the most about your country that makes it unique?
I think Ireland has such a rich artistic heritage, something that can be seen in its contemporary creative scene

5. Your favorite film theatre? What do you like about it?
I love the Light House and the Irish Film Institute, both in Dublin. Between them they show a great variety of films, host international film festivals and encourage engagement with cinema within Ireland and abroad

6. What is your dream job in the film industry?
I currently work in production, which I really enjoy, but want to move into the more creative side of things. Whether that’s screenwriting, reviewing or design I don’t yet know!

7. Which film director would you like to be?
I would love to have lived a day in Agnes Varda’s life

8. Which film character do you most identify with?
Molly and Amy from Booksmart (2019), Grover and Jane in Kicking and Screaming (1995) – anything about recent graduates trying to figure things out

9. Your favorite soundtrack or song?                                                                                                                I get so excited for the Stranger Things soundtracks every time a new season comes out! Nothing beats 80’s synth

10. If you had to live in a movie, which one would you like it to be?
At the moment I’d have to say Everything Everywhere All At Once. You’d truly never be bored…

Emily Thomas is the Ambassador of Irish Film Institute. Find out more about the Cinema here.

Ireland - Irish Film Institute (Dublin)
Ireland – Irish Film Institute (Dublin)