2 April. The tenth edition of Irish Film Festa, the festival dedicated entirely to Irish cinema, concludes at the Casa del Cinema on Sunday 2 April.
At 16.00 the IFF Double Bill features two short films in the Sala Deluxe: Two Angry Men, with its director Toto Ellis; and Starz, with its director/actor Martin McCann and protagonist Gerard McSorley.
At 18.30 the festival presents the screening of The Young Offenders, followed by a Q&A session with its director Peter Froot. Inspired by the story of a cocaine seizure worth €440 million off the coast of Cork in 2007, the film sees two local boys, Conor and Jock, take a 160-km journey on two stolen bicycles in the hope of finding a bale of cocaine that seemingly escaped the police.
At 21.15 the festival announces the IFF Shorts Awards followed by the screening of the closing film: Traders by Rachael Moriarty and Peter Murphy, starring Killian Scott and John Bradley. Two strangers empty their bank accounts, sell their assets, and put all their capital in cash in a green sports bag. Then they go to a remote place to fight to the death. The winner buries the loser and runs away twice as rich.
The Irish Film Festa takes place from 30 March to 2 April at its usual venue, the Casa del Cinema in Rome. All films are screened in their original language versions with Italian subtitles. Entry is free. For full details see website.