This year’s IFI Stranger Than Fiction takes place from 25 – 28 September and features the world premiere of Ciarín Scott’s In a House That Ceased to Be as well as premieres for other Irish-made films, including Blood Fruit, Showrunners and It Came from Connemara!!.
The international programme includes Irish premieres of Steve James’ Life Itself about the film critic Roger Ebert, Kim Longinotto’s Love is All, Joe Berlinger’s Whitey: United States of America V. James J. Bulger, Andreas Johnsen’s Ai Weiwei – The Fake Case and Amir Amirani’s We Are Many. Amir, Kim and Andreas will attend as guests of the festival, along with long-time Werner Herzog producer André Singer, who will present his new film Night Will Fall.
The festival also features 3 special events plus 2 short film programmes. Thanks to the good people at the IFI, we have a pair of tickets to give away to the Documentary Shorts programme, which screens on Saturday, 27th September at 1.30pm.
Programmed in association with Eat My Shorts, a strong collection of seven shorts includes Wandering Rocks, which unlocks the life on a discarded cassette; Still Can’t Hear Her Mouth, a portrait film about stories, faded memories and the uncanny; Bo, about a man and his wife… and his cows; Harmanli, featuring Syrians’ daily attempts to survive a refugee camp in Bulgaria; The Wild Geese, which gets to the heart of sea swimmers; In Search of a Ritual, about a woman’s journey to make sense of the loss of her son; and Les Bénéfices de la vache, advice to children of revolution.
To win a pair of tickets, answer the following question:
‘Whitey’ Bulger is the subject of Joe Berlinger’s latest documentary, which screens at the festival. Who played ‘Whitey’ Bulger in The Departed?
Email your answer to firstname.lastname@example.org by 1pm Thursday, 25th September when the Film Ireland Hat will meet with high-level criminals and undercover FBI agents and select a winner.