Irish Film Festa programme

7-10 April. Wanted in Rome publishes the programme for the ninhth edition of the IRISH FILM FESTA which takes place from 7-10 April at the Casa del Cinema in Rome’s Villa Borghese park, near Via Veneto. All films are screened in their original language versions with Italian subtitles. Entry is free but it is advisable to arrive early due to high demand for seats.

Thursday 7 April

Sala Deluxe

16.30 Short films in competition:

My Bonnie - Unhinged - Wait - The Teacup – Boogaloo and Graham - An Ode to Love - How Was Your Day? - Love is a Sting

18.30 Welcome by Ireland's Ambassador Bobby McDonagh, following by screening of:

Seachtar na Cásca: Thomas Clarke (by Daithai Keane), encounter with film's director, producer and one of the protagonists. Film will be preceded by short Love is a Sting.

21.00 Room (by Lenny Abrahamson), preceded by short How Was Your Day?

Room by Lenny Abrahamson
Room by Lenny Abrahamson

Friday 8 April

Sala Deluxe

16.30 I Used to Live Here (Frank Berry), preceded by short An Ode to Love

18.30 Seachtar na Cásca: James Connolly (Daithai Keane) encounter with film's director, producer and one of the protagonists.

20.00 An Klondike (Daithai Keane), followed by Q&A with film's director, producer and one of the protagonists.

Sala Kodak

15.00 Short films out of competition. The Irish Film Board presents: After ’16

A Father’s Letter – A Terrible Hullabaloo – Baring Arms – Goodbye, Darling –Granite and Chalk – Mr. Yeats & the Beastly Coins – My Life for Ireland – The Cherishing – The Party.

17.00 Short films in competition:

Girona – Lying Down – City of Roses –Insulin – Joseph’s Reel –Waterlilies- Violet- Children and Animals (out of competition)

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The IrishFilmFesta screens Michael Collins on the 20th anniversary of its release.

Saturday 9 April

Sala Deluxe

16.00 1916: The Irish Rebellion (R. Magan, P. Collins), film preceded by short Granite and Chalk

18.00 Winning shorts announcement and screening of winners, followed by Irish Classic: Michael Collins (Neil Jordan)

21.30 Homage to Festival di Galway, followed by The Survivalist (Stephen Fingleton), preceded by short My Bonnie

Sunday 10 April

Sala Deluxe

16.00 Road (Diarmuid Lavery, Michael Hewitt), preceded by short Joseph’s Reel.

18.30 Pursuit (Paul Mercier), introduction by Prof. John McCourt of Università RomaTre, followed by encounter with director Paul Mercier. Film preceded by short Unhinged.

21.30 Closing film You’re Ugly Too (Mark Noonan), preceded by short Boogaloo and Graham.

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