29th Galway Film Fleadh 11th - 16th July 2017
As always, the Galway Film Fleadh is THE place to see the best in Irish cinema and this year we have a bumper programme including a whopping 16 world premieres.
Highlights include the world premiere of Frank Berry’s Michael Inside, an arresting feature about a young man who is sentenced to a life-altering term in prison after holding drugs for a friend’s brother; Maze, starring Tom Vaughan-Lawlor, Barry Ward and Martin McCann, follows the true events of the infamous 1983 breakout of 38 IRA prisoners from HMP; and The Drummer & the Keeper, which traces the unlikely friendship between a 25-year-old bipolar drummer and a 17-year-old goalkeeper with Asperger’s Syndrome.
Other world premieres include Gerard Barrett’s Limbo, in which we spend 24 hours in the life of a young Irish mother and child battling homelessness; and Tom Collins’ Aithrí (Penance), an Irish-language thriller set in 1916 and during the Troubles; Brendan Muldowney’s Pilgrimage, meanwhile, sees a group of monks begin a treacherous expedition across 13th-century Ireland, and Bad Day for the Cut follows a middle-aged Irish farmer embarking on a mission of revenge against his mother’s killers.
Aisling Walsh’s Maudie follows Canadian folk artist Maud Lewis as she falls in love with a fishmonger (Ethan Hawke); and Pat Collins’ portrait of traditional Irish singer and Galway native Joe Heaney, Song of Granite is sure to enchant audiences on opening night.
As always there is much, much more. Check out the full list of New Irish Cinema below