Fleadh flies with eclectic selection for all tastes
We have news of the programme for the Galway Film Fleadh. As ever, that fine event blends exciting new Irish cinema with a selection of classics, mainstream fare and off-centre discoveries.
As we have already revealed, events kick off on July 8th with John Carney’s Begin Again and end on July 13th with Tom Collins’s An Bronn-tanas. Brenda Fricker is the guest of honour. There’s a focus on Canadian cinema. There’s a sing-along Frozen. Now, that’s variety.
Among the domestic films receiving outings, we find Ivan Kavanagh’s The Canal, a psychological horror; Terry McMahon’s Patrick’s Day, follow-up to the same director’s Charlie Casanova; and James Erskine’s Shooting for Socrates, set, appropriately enough, during the 1986 World Cup Finals.
There’s more: Stephen Bradley’s Noble, starring Deirdre O’Kane as near-legendary campaigner Christina Noble, will receive a gala screening. Gerard Barrett, whose Pilgrim Hill stunned the Fleadh two years ago, returns with the promising Glassland. Barrett’s latest stars Jack Reynor and Will Poulter, two of the era’s hottest young actors, in a film set in Dublin’s underworld.
Among other special events, the Fleadh joins with the Irish Film Institute to offer More Glimpses of Galway, a ciné-concert of films made in and about Galway between 1921 and 1974. We are also greatly looking forward to It Came from Connemara!!, a study of Roger Corman’s adventures in Galway.
Once again: Knightly and Ruffalo in Begin Again