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The first ever Van­cou­ver Ir­ish Film Fes­ti­val ( VIRFF) kicks off this week, show­cas­ing the best that Ir­ish cin­ema has to of­fer. High­lights of the fes­ti­val pro­gramme in­clude the open­ing night screen­ing of Carmel Win­ters’ Float Like a But­ter­fly; fresh from its suc­cess at the Cork Film Fes­ti­val; plus Sinéad O’Shea’s pow­er­ful doc­u­men­tary, A Mother Brings Her Son to Be Shot;

Alex Fe­gan’s award-win­ning doc­u­men­tary, Older Than Ire­land; and Dar­ren Thorn­ton’s A Date for Mad Mary. Also screen­ing in Van­cou­ver will be a num­ber of clas­sic Ir­ish dra­mas, in­clud­ing

Good Vi­bra­tions (2012); the story of Belfast mu­sic pro­moter Terri Hoo­ley; and chil­dren’s favourite, War of the But­tons (1994). The Van­cou­ver Ir­ish Film Fes­ti­val runs from De­cem­ber 7 to 9: full de­tails at virff.org.

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