March 30th – April, 2nd 2017
Casa del Cinema di Roma
(Largo Marcello Mastroianni 1, Villa Borghese)
All films in original version with Italian subtitles
THURSDAY 30 MARCH
19:00 — IFF BOOKS: IRISHFILMFESTA meets Dermot Bolger
Coordinated by John McCourt, Università degli Studi di Macerata
Book your free seat: eventbrite.it/bolger
FRIDAY 31st MARCH
16:00 — Irish Classic: THE GENERAL (1998, J. Boorman) 120′
[before the film, short An Chúirt/ The Court, 23:28′]
19:00 — Conference “IRISH CINEMA AND THE TROUBLES”
Held by Prof. Martin McLoone (University of Ulster, Emeritus)
Book your free seat: eventbrite.it/troubles
21:00 — BOBBY SANDS: 66 DAYS (2016, B.J. Byrne) 105′ documentary
Introduced by actor Martin McCann. Journalist Riccardo Michelucci will attend.
SATURDAY 1st APRIL
16:00 — IN VIEW (2016, C. Creagh) 93′
following: Q&A with director Ciaran Creagh and actors Caoilfhionn Dunne and Gerard McSorley
18:15 — IRISHFILMFESTA meets JIM SHERIDAN
following — Irish Classic: THE BOXER (1997, J. Sheridan) 114′
21:30 — THE SECRET SCRIPTURE (2016, J. Sheridan) 108′
Director Jim Sheridan will attend.
SUNDAY 2nd APRIL
16:00 — IFF DOUBLE BILL: #MADEinIN
TWO ANGRY MEN (2016, T. Ellis) 16′
Director Toto Ellis will attend [read the interview].
STARZ (2016, M. McCann, K. Treacy) 30′
Director/actor Martin McCann and actor Gerard McSorley will attend.
18:30 — THE YOUNG OFFENDERS (2016, P. Foott) 90′
following: Q&A with director Peter Foott
[before the film, short The Carpenter and His Clumsy Wife, 14′]
21:15 — IFF SHORTS AWARDS – Winning Short Films Announcement
following, CLOSING FILM: TRADERS (2015, P. Murphy, R. Moriarty) 90′
ATTENDING THE SCREENINGS
The entrance is free on a first-come, first-served basis.
Free tickets will be distributed at the Casa del Cinema 45 minutes before each screening. Spectators who wish to support IRISH FILM FESTA will have a seat reserved for the duration of the festival (with a minimum donation of € 50) or for the weekend (with a minimum donation of € 30).
The payment must be made by Tuesday 28th March: for details, see this page.
Journalists interested in attending the festival must email a request for accreditation (even for single screenings) to firstname.lastname@example.org by Tuesday 28th March, specifying the name of the publication covering the festival.
Michela Giorgini Press Office IrishFilmFesta
mobile: + 39 339 87 17 927 | email: email@example.com