Preview of the Irish Film Festival London

| November 19, 2015 | Comments (0)

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Cormac O’Brien previews this year’s London Irish Film Festival

As Winter augurs in and we all clutch our collective coats that bit closer on the daily commute, the London Irish Film festival again beckons us toward the cinema screens. Now in its 5th year, having grown in stature and in popularity, it never failed to bring audiences the best new Irish Film to the big screen. This year doesn’t disappoint. Curating outstanding new Irish dramas from heavy hitters like Lenny Abrahamson’s Room and Colm Toibin / Nick Hornby scripted Brooklyn from director John Crowley, alongside the best and the brightest of Ireland’s emerging talent in documentary and filmmaking.

This year brings us the Liam Neeson voiced creative seasonal crowd-pleaser A Christmas Star; dark indie drama You’re Ugly Too; Irish language western An Klondike and not to be missed documentaries A Kind of Sisterhood, Name Your Poison and Older Than Ireland. As well as a special 10 year anniversary of Neil Jordan’s Breakfast on Pluto.

The pilgrimage to the our fair isle’s talent and stories is laid bare on the big screens across London. Sizably spanning the city with showings ranging from Kilburn’s The Tricycle Theatre, The Curzon Bloomsbury, The Prince Charles Cinema and the Rio on Kingsland Road,

Festival director Kelly O’Connor comments: “2015 has been an outstanding year for the Irish film sector. As we launch into celebrating our 5th year of shining a spotlight on Irish film it is apparent from the quality of the Festival Programme, that the talent emerging from Ireland deserves this dedicated focus each year. With numerous UK & London Premieres lined up over the course of the festival, as well as a large number of award winning shorts we’re proud to be providing a platform to showcase Irish film talent.

Eibh Collins Festival Manager says not to miss out on The Room Special Preview with cast Q&A– “Lenny has been a great supporter of Irish Film London. We are honoured to be screening ROOM. It won’t hit cinemas until the new year so we are delighted to be amongst Toronto International Film Festival and BFI Film Festival to be screening it as part of our programme.”

Talks, seminars will be held at Europe House on casting with agent Ros Hubbard as well as a panel discussion on UK and Ireland Film Finance.

Full detail of screenings can be found at: http://www.irishfilmfestivallondon.com/

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