**General admission is not inclusive of food; please book the pre-event supper (€15) with your tickets if you wish to take part in the food event at 7:30pm**
Join us for a night of Cinema and seafood with our Cottage Café serving up Irish seafood dishes with accompanying wines ahead of Jérôme Salle’s dazzling biopic, The Odyssey, as it follows the chaotic life of celebrity oceanographer Jacques Cousteau.
It is 1943 and the eccentrically ambitious naval officer Cousteau (Lambert Wilson) dreams of adventure. His magnificent new invention of the Aqua-Lung promises to bring him just that. Newly armed with the ability to breathe underwater for long periods of time, Cousteau dedicates his life’s work to his obsession with the sea, becoming the first to create underwater films that dazzle audiences worldwide.
His success comes at a cost, however, as his wife Simone (Audrey Tautou) and sons Philippe (Pierre Niney) and Jean-Michel (Benjamin Lavernhe) struggle to keep up with the stormy seas of Cousteau’s fierce and unfailing determination, the ultimate price of which is yet to come.
Through a dazzling array of global exploration locations, we undertake this lyrical journey almost as if a member of Cousteau’s crew, experiencing the epic highs and excruciating lows of this pioneer’s astounding career which changed humanity’s relationship with the sea forever.
Director: Jérôme Salle
Duration: 122 minutes
Language: English & French (with English subtitles)
SEAC Friends/Members - FREE, advance booking essential
Concessions and guests of SEAC Friends/Members - €4 in advance, €6 at the door
Non-Members - €5 in advance, €7 at the door