What will you watch in Irish cinemas this month? CAROL Directed by: Todd Haynes Starring: Rooney Mara, Cate Blanchett, Carrie Brownstein, Kyle Chandler, Jake Lacy Release Date: November 27th When Therese first meets the aloof but curiously magnetic Carol the two quickly grow close as friends, before becoming lovers. Carol’s ex-husband however, is unable to let Carol go, and begins to use her relationship with Therese as a weapon in their divorce. THE HUNGER GAMES: MOCKINGJAY PART 2 Directed by: Francis Lawrence Starring: Jennifer Lawrence, Elizabeth Banks, Julianne Moore, Woody Harrelson, Philip Seymour Hoffman Release Date: November 19th The ‘Hunger Games’ franchise comes to a thrilling end this month, with Katniss leading an all out revolution against the oppressive regime instated by the Capitol. THE SCOUTS’ GUIDE TO THE ZOMBIE APOCALYPSE Directed by: Christopher Landon Starring: David Koechner, Tye Sheridan, Cloris Leachman, Blake Anderson Release Date: November 6th Ben, Carter and Augie are a day away from their last camp out as boy scouts. Although they think they already have a strong bond, they are about to discover the true meaning of friendship when a zombie plague threatens their town. FATHER AND DAUGHTERS Directed by: Gabriele Muccino Starring: Amanda Seyfried, Aaron Paul, Russell Crowe, Diane Kruger, Jane Fonda Release Date: November 13th When she was a small child, Katie’s father – a Pulitzer prize winning author – struggled to take care of her as he came to terms with his own illness. 27 years later, Katie struggles to let a new man into her life after she felt so abandoned by her father. THE LADY IN THE VAN Directed by: Nicholas Hytner Starring: Maggie Smith, Dominic Cooper, James Corden, Jim Broadbent, Russell Tovey Release Date: November 13th Based on a real relationship that writer Alan Bennett had, Maggie Smith plays Miss Mary Shepherd, a house-less woman who lives in her van, which Alan Bennett allows her to park in his driveway, where she stayed for 15 years.