“Ethel and Ernest”, pictured, will be one of the 17 films screened as part of the 2017 British and Irish Film Season
Film buffs can catch a diverse array of British and Irish films in Luxembourg during the annual edition of the British and Irish Film Season, from 20-30 September.
This year's British and Irish films season (BIFS) line-up includes 17 feature-length films with a “world-wide influence”, which will be screened in three different venues.
The full line-up was unveiled during a press conference on 6 September in the presence of Irish ambassador to Luxembourg Peadar Carpenter, and British ambassador to Luxembourg John Marshall.
Event organiser Geoff Thompson presented the heterogeneous mix of genre but also the cultural diversity in this year’s programme as the selected films were produced in England, Scotland, Wales and Ireland.
Carpenter stressed that the selection reflected a positive project showing the intermingling of people. Marshall added that the event “highlights the close links between the countries”. Both Ireland and England have established a strong reputation for their film industries.
Photo: Laurence Schaack, From left to right : Jesus Gonzalez, film producer; Peadar Carpenter, Irish ambassador; John Marshall, British ambassador; Geoff Thompson, organiser and Yvonne White, deputy head of mission of the British embassy
The season hosts two avant-premiers: “Maudie”, by Aisling Walsh and “Kingsman 2: The Golden Circle”, by Matthew Vaughn.
As in previous years, teams of four can participate at a film quiz held on the second evening at the Cinémathèque.
On 10 out of 11 film nights, the public can also vote for different awards. In addition, the audience will have the opportunity to meet several actors, directors and producers at a number of evenings and ask their questions during Q&A sessions.
For further information, visit: www.bifilmseason.lu. Tickets can be purchased on Monday, when the full programme will also be published.
Watch out for Delano’s 10 Things to do next week, when we will be giving away 5 pairs of tickets for the screening of “The Marker”, on Wednesday 27 September at Kinepolis in Luxembourg.