The ninth Capital Irish Film Festival (CIFF)  brings some of the best of contemporary Irish film to Washington D.C. The festival runs from Thursday 5th February through Sunday 8th February.

This year the festival has an exciting selection of shorts, narrative features, documentaries and even a special program of beautiful music and multimedia works.

Highlights include Niall Heery’s offbeat comedy Gold, Tom Collins’ edgy thriller An Bronntanas (The Gift, in both Irish and English and Ireland’s nomination as Best Foreign Film at the Academy Awards) and Lenny Abrahamson’s quirky and endearing Frank starring Michael Fassbender, Domhnall Gleeson and Maggie Gyllenhaal.

The festival concludes with a presentation of  A Terrible Beauty, a docudrama that takes a unique look at the Easter Rebellion that took place in Dublin in 1916. The film relies on first hand accounts from Irish Volunteers, British soldiers and civilians caught up in the conflict to tell the story of the Rising’s most ferocious battles. Directed by Keith Farrell. Language: Gaeilge/Irish and English with subtitles.

This year’s films shed a new light on many aspects of Irish life, history and identity that will surprise, entertain and fascinate.

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Want to know all about CIFF 2015? Download the PDF Brochure for full details or take a look at a  calendar for descriptions and trailers.



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