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

Opening Film: Song of Granite

Opening Film: Song of Granite

Rocky Ros Muc

Rocky Ros Muc

Making It

Making It

Writing Home

Writing Home

It Tolls for Thee

It Tolls for Thee

Jaha’s Promise

Jaha’s Promise

In the Name of Peace: John Hume in America

In the Name of Peace: John Hume in America

Maudie

Maudie

No Party for Billy Burns

No Party for Billy Burns

Pilgrimage

Pilgrimage

The Limit of…

The Limit of…

Butterfly City

Butterfly City

The Farthest

The Farthest

Condemned to Remember

Condemned to Remember

Release

Release

The Drummer & The Keeper

The Drummer & The Keeper

The Silver Branch

The Silver Branch

Michael Inside

Michael Inside

A Cambodian Spring

A Cambodian Spring

Elián

Elián

Aithrí (Penance)

Aithrí (Penance)

Lost & Found

Lost & Found

Limbo

Limbo

Maze

Maze

Bad Day for the Cut

Bad Day for the Cut

Rocky Ros Muc – Extra Screening

Rocky Ros Muc – Extra Screening

Poc na nGael

Poc na nGael

Thanks to your Noble Shadow

Thanks to your Noble Shadow

Closing Film: Return to Montauk

Closing Film: Return to Montauk