Ireland’s booming film industry is the envy of many a small country. Blazing young acting talents from Saoirse Ronan to Barry Keoghan are claiming the world stage. Directors like Lenny Abrahamson and Martin McDonagh are at the very top of their game and the country excels at animation. Ireland has always been a big part of the GFF programme – we opened with Handsome Devil last year – so this year we are celebrating the industry from its bright new talents to its most experienced, inspirational filmmakers. Highlights include The Breadwinner, the latest animated feature from the makers of The Secret of Kells and Song of the Sea, and Kissing Candice which signals the arrival of the exciting directorial vision from Aoife McArdle. Watch and marvel.
1-2 March: A Mother Brings Her Son to be Shot (N/C 15+)
Director Sinéad O'Shea will attend the screening on Thu 1 Mar
2 March: Cal - 35mm (15)
Bernard MacLaverty will attend the screening.
23-24 February: Good Favour (N/C 15+)
Director Rebecca Daly will attend the screening on Fri 23 Feb.
22-23 February: In the Name of Peace: John Hume in America (N/C 12+)
Director Maurice Fitzpatrick will attend the screening on Thu 22 Feb
1-2 March: Kissing Candice (N/C 15+)
A stylish, seductive drama poised between harsh realities and inviting escapism. Director Aoife McArdle will attend the screening on Thu 1 Mar.
28 February - 1 March: Sanctuary (15)
Two people with developmental disabilities long to be together in a world that keeps them apart. Director Len Collin will attend the screening on Wed 28 Feb.
23-24 February: The Breadwinner (12A)
An exquisite, heartrending adaptation of Deborah Ellis’s beloved novel
28 February - 1 March: The Camino Voyage (N/C 12+)
The incredible story of four individuals who undertake the massive journey in a Naomhóg, with cast and crew in attendance.
27 February - 2 March: The Cured (N/C 15+)
A brilliant low-budget zombie film with a difference
25 February: The Near Shore: A Scottish and Irish Cine-Concert (N/C 15+)
A programme of silent film work offering perspectives on Scotland and Ireland, presented with live accompaniment by Irish musicians.
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