IrishFilmFesta opens with The Guard

The IRISHFILMFESTA opening night will kick off with The Guard, winner of the last Galway Film Fleadh and most successful independent Irish film of all time in terms of box-office receipts.

Together with the lead actor Brendan Gleeson and the Afro-American actor Don Cheadle some of the most famous faces of Irish cinema (Fionnula Flanagan, Liam Cunningham, David Wilmot, Gary Lydon, Pat Shortt, Lawrence Kinlan, Darren Healy) to create a ‘gangster-western’ full of black Irish humour and twists.