Programme Announced for Galway Film Fleadh

| June 25, 2014 | Comments (0)

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The Galway Film Fleadh has announced the programme for the 2014 edition of the festival, which takes place from Tuesday, 8th July to Sunday, 13th July.

 

Showcasing the best of Irish, European and World Cinema, the festival will host a number of premieres including; Get Up and Go, where Love/Hate’s Killian Scott and Peter Coonan take us on an unforgettable 24 hours through bohemian Dublin; Gold, from director Niall Heery (Small Engine Repair) and featuring note-perfect performances from a cast that includes David Wilmot, James Nesbitt and Game of Thrones’ Maisie Wiiliams; Young Ones an Irish/US co-production that’s a mix of dystopian Western and Greek Tragedy starring Michael Shannon, Elle Fanning and Nicholas Hoult; and I Used to Live Here, a timely and important examination of the tragic phenomenon of cluster suicides, from the director of Ballmun Lullaby..

For fans of great documentaries, the festival continues to impress with insightful and world-changing titles like Brave Miss World, the empowering story of former Miss World and rape survivor Linor Abargil; Groundswell Rising, a movie about our need to pull together an defend our communities from gas drilling and its crushing infrastructure; and New Boobs, a personal and open documentary about preventative mastectomy.

The Fleadh will also showcase a wide selection of the best in new Canadian cinema, bringing some of Canada’s leading filmmaking talent to Galway. Canada has a long and proud tradition of documentary film-making and the Fleadh will screen exciting titles such as Watermark, Our Man in Tehran and Lunarcy! in addition to showcasing award-winning films such as The Auction, Maïna, Rhymes for Young Ghouls, Another House and Gerontophilia from some of Canada’s best filmmaking talent.

 

The subject of this year’s public interview in the Town Hall Theatre is one of Ireland’s best-loved actors, Brenda Fricker, who has starred in films such as My Left Foot, The Field, Veronica Guerin and Albert Nobbs. Hosted by Arena’s Sean Rocks, Brenda will discuss her remarkable journey from soap operas Tolka Row and Casualty to becoming Ireland’s only Oscar-winning actress for her extraordinary performance as Mrs Brown in My Left Foot.

 

On Sunday, 13th July, the festival will close with the highly anticipated contemporary thriller, An Bronntanas, directed by Tom Collins. A contemporary thriller set against the background of a local independent lifeboat crew working off the coast of Connemara, An Bronntanas is the first ‘Celtic Noir’ thriller of its kind as Gaeilge. With a stellar cast including John Finn (Cold Case, Catch Me If You Can), Owen McDonnell, Michelle Beamish, Charlotte Bradley and Darragh Devaney, An Bronntanas is a film not to be missed at this year’s festival.

 

As well as its feast of films, the Fleadh plays host to masterclasses, Q+A’s, discussion panels and networking events, plus much more.

All information and ticket sales are available now at www.galwayfilmfleadh.com,  you can also chat to The Galway Film Fleadh on Facebook www.facebook.com/GalwayFilmFleadh or Tweet @FilmFleadh

 

 

 

 

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