Kissing Candice


Shebeen Flick, the annual Irish Film Festival in Germany, launched its full programme for the 2018 edition at the reception of the Irish Film Board at the 68th Berlin International Film Festival.

The festival will open on Thursday, March 15th with the drama Kissing Candice in attendance of director Aoife McArdle. The drama, in which 17-year-old Candice longs to escape the boredom of her seaside town, only finding solace in her vivid imagination, is McArdle’s feature debut.


Over four days in Berlin and a weekend in Düsseldorf, the seventh edition of the Shebeen Flick presents 6 feature films, 24 shorts divided over four programmes, one six-part story with live performance as well as its first VR experience by Irish Animator Tomm Moore. The programme includes the German premieres of the inspiring Amanda CooganLong Now  (Paddy Cahill) about the Irish performance artist who studied under Marina Abramović, the thrilling Without Name (Lorcan Finnegan) and the knockout Roller Derby documentary Revolutions (Laura McGann).


So far, a total of six guests have confirmed their attendance to the festival:
Aoife McArdle, director of the festival’s opening film KISSING CANDICE
Lorcan Finnegan, director of WITHOUT NAME
Mirjam Strugalla, editor closing film SCHOOL LIFE
Charlie Doran & Hugh Cooney, creators of THE MUSTERING OF THE HARRIER
Sixxi Blitz, blocker of Bear City Roller Derby


Shebeen Flick 2018 takes place over St. Patrick’s Day from March 15 – 18 in Kino Moviemento, Berlin and will then travel on to Düsseldorf on March 24 and 25.


The full programme is online at

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