Catch some fabulous new films at this year’s British & Irish film festival, taking place from 18-26 September.
Now in its 11th edition, the 9-day event will showcase 14 feature-length films from Britain and Ireland as well as a few shorts.
The festival kicks off on 18 September with “The High Note”, a British-American comedy-drama starring Dakota Johnson and Tracee Ellis Ross, and revolves on the music industry.
Closing the festival on 26 September is the Ireland-Luxembourg-Belgium coproduction, “The Racer”, which follows Belgian rider Dom Chambol during the summer 1998 Tour de France, as he secretly pines to move up from a support rider. Following the screening, director Kieron J. Walsh and co-producer Jesus Gonzalez will take questions from the audience.
To comply with pandemic health precautions, cinemas are currently open but operating at just 25% capacity, with a reduced number of screenings, as they ensure physical distancing and increased hygiene cleaning of screening rooms between performances.
In light of this, two of the events will be held virtually (a shorts seminar and a film quiz), and the popular documentary double bill and vintage evening will not take place this year. Although screening receptions will not be taking place, several films will be screened in the presence of directors and/or cast members, and Thompson has promised the distribution of a few gifts at some of the screenings and the availability of hand sanitisers.
Delano has teamed up with the festival’s organisers to give away 10 tickets for “A Bump Along the Way” on Saturday 19 September at 7pm at Ciné Utopia. Please note winners will be selected and contacted at 12 noon on Friday, 18 September.