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30 Sep – 15 Oct 2022. The Irish Film Festival is Australia’s finest source of innovative, quality film that showcases the culture, traditions, history and character of Ireland and the Irish people. Since 2015 IFF has gone from strength to strength and now with Palace Cinemas in 2022 goes national to premiere moving dramas, inspiring documentaries, eerie horror, darkly funny comedies and captivating family films to become the country’s biggest celebration of Irish culture, language, music and history alongside St Patrick’s Day. Following the nationally-touring cinema festival in August and September, the IFF is proud to present a different and expanded selection of films that will stream online in October 2022.Keep reading
4 October 2022, 7:30pm NZDT. Hēmi Kelly discusses his new translation of Brian Friel’s famous play “Translations”, and explores what both it and his work on the translation can teach us about questions that are as real today as in 1833 when the play is set. What importance do languages have to us and our self-identity? How should indigenous tongues interact with new colonial languages?Keep reading
August – October 2022. The Irish Film Festival will premiere Ruán Magan’s award-winning Steps of Freedom on August 25th in the Palace Chauvel Cinema in Sydney, and other Australian cities through September. Steps of Freedom: The Story of Irish Dance is Writer/Director Ruán Magan’s
enthralling documentary of how Irish dance has progressed to become a global phenomenon. Beautifully shot and mesmerising to watch, Steps of Freedom is a celebration of the history and heart of Irish culture, and its global appeal.
The highly acclaimed and award-winning Irish Language film An Cailín Ciúin (The Quiet Girl) is coming to cinemas in Australia and New Zealand. Based on the book Foster by Irish writer Claire Keegan, An Cailín Ciúin is written and directed by Colm Bairéad, his debut feature. The film had its world premiere at the prestigious Berlinale in February and scooped The Grand Prix of the Generation Kplus International Jury for Best Film wowing critics and audiences alike. It has won a staggering seven Irish Film and Television Academy awards at the recent IFTAs including Best Film, Best Director and Best Actress. The Business Post says “This delicate, deeply affecting coming-of-age story might just be the best Irish-language film ever made”.Keep reading