The 8th edition of Irish Film Festa takes place from March 26th to 297h, sas usual at the Casa del Cinema in Villa Borghese, showcasing Irish feature films, documentaries and short films.
This year there will be fifteen short films in competition (ten in the live action category and five in the animation one); a special day dedicated to the Irish Gaelic language featuring An Bronntanas (The Gift, 2014), a thriller directed by Tom Collins set in Connemara, and the short film Rúbaí by Louise Ni Fhiannachta, both filmed entirely in Irish.
Film highlights of the four-day festival include Terry McMahon’s award-winning Patrick’s Day, with Moe Dunford, in the role of 26-year-old schizophrenic who experiences love for the first time, Kerry Fox e Philip Jackson; and Niall Heery’s comedy Gold with James Nesbitt, David Wilmot, Kerry Condon and Maisie Williams (Arya Stark from Game of Thrones), about a man who returns home after years only to find his family dynamic utterly changed.
Irish Film Festa 2015 will also pay tribute to Lenny Abrahamson, the director of Adam & Paul, Garage, What Richard Did (all screened at the festival) and Frank.
The complete line-up and schedule of Irish Film Festa 2015 will be announced on March, 17th.