The 33rd Galway Film Fleadh returns to the West this July and it promises to be an incredible week full of insightful, funny, inspiring and astoundingly creative contributions to the world of film. Proudly sponsored by the Broadcasting Authority of Ireland and showing between The Town Hall Theatre and Palas Cinema, the Fleadh lineup includes 32 new Irish films to feast your eyes upon.
Sunday’s matinee & public interview will be an Into the West 30 year reunion. Along with other 90’s staples of Irish broadcast television, it defined Irish film for a young generation. Our national cinema, and the Fleadh along with it, have come a long way. There are 21 Irish documentaries this year including biopics of Sinéad O’Connor, activist Fr. Des Wilson, and author Doireann Ní Ghríofa. In the Finnish comedy Bad Women, a busload of Russian sex workers seek sanctuary in a traditional parish community hall. In the documentary Afghan Dreamers, we follow an all-girls robotics team from Afghanistan who risk their lives to prove their worth. Taste of Home shorts programme pairs Galway chef Jess Murphy with cooks from refugee backgrounds to make indigenous dishes. And in solidarity with our new Ukrainian community, this year’s Closing Film is Carol of the Bells, the story of three families in Stanislaviv between pre and post WWII in Ukraine.
The Fleadh has lowered their ticket prices in a bid to be one of the summer’s most affordable, entertaining, and inclusive events, so what are you waiting for? Find your favourite screening here: www.galwayfilmfleadh.com