29th Galway Film Fleadh 11th - 16th July 2017

Each year, the Fleadh is honoured to present a wide-ranging and engaging programme of the best in world cinema and documentaries. Highlights this year include The Big Sick, a smash hit at Sundance, tracing comedian Kumail Nanjiani’s real-life relationship with his now-wife Emily V. Gordon; God’s Own Country – another Sundance hit – which tells the story of a rural romance that dare not speak its name in the West Yorkshire countryside; David Lowery’s A Ghost Story is “an exquisite, thoughtful, moving and truly wonderful piece of cinema”; and the Irish premiere of Christopher Nolan’s Dunkirk.

Other highlights include Peter Mackie Burns’ Daphne, an intimate character study of a 31-year-old singleton who goes off the rails after witnessing a random act of violence; Mad to be Normal, which features a standout performance from David Tennant as renegade Scottish psychiatrist R.D. Laing; Paulo Genovese’s Italian box-office darling Perfect Strangers, where friends play a dangerous game reading each other’s texts aloud at a dinner party; Ana, Mon Amour, Romanian director Călin Peter Netzer’s Silver Bear-winning follow-up to Child’s Pose and Mohsen Makhmalbaf’s early feature, The Nights of Zayandeh-Rood, about the last years of the Shah, the revolution and its painful aftermath, which was recently smuggled out of Iran.

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