The opening feature film at the IrishFilmFesta is The Stag which is screened following a welcome address by the Irish ambassador to Italy, Bobby McDonagh, on 27 March at 20.30.
John Butler directs this comedy about a bachelor party weekend in the great outdoors that takes some unexpected detours.
Fionnan (Hugh O'Conor) is becoming a little too involved in organising his upcoming wedding so his fiancée Ruth (Amy Huberman) pushes him into going on a stag party so he can wind down.
Fionnan and his old friends prepare for what they think will be a relaxing weekend in the Irish countryside but everything changes when Ruth insists that her brother (Peter McDonald) tags along.
Known as "The Machine", his dominating, excessively-macho personality combined with his constant search for danger transforms the stag party into a decidedly unforgettable weekend.
The IrishFilmFesta take places from 27-30 March at the Casa del Cinema.
For full details see website.
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Casa del Cinema, Largo Marcello Mastroianni 1 (Villa Borghese), tel. 06423601.