Galway Film Fleadh Kicks off with ‘Begin Again’


The Galway Film Fleadh is now in its 26th year and this year as always brings together audiences and filmmakers within an intimate environment and share a common experience – the wonder of cinema.

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 Ballymun Lullaby.

The festival opens on Tuesday, 8th July with Begin Again from Irish director John Carney, starring Keira Knightley and Mark Ruffalo and closes on Sunday, 13th July  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.


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