Event: Irish Film Festival London hosts St Patrick’s Day shorts screening
Irish Film Festival London, the Irish Film Institute, and the Irish Film Board have joined forces to bring a selection of Irish shorts, and Irish feature The Legend of Longwood, to the British capital to help celebrate St. Patrick’s Day.
To this end they have organised for a day of film at London’s famous Prince Charles Cinema in Leicester Square on March 15th, from 12.30pm to 5.30pm.
The day finishes with with The Legend of Longwood, the story of 12-year-old Mickey Miller, who moves from New York to Ireland, and soon discovers a link between herself and the 300-year-old legend of the mysterious Black Knight, who regularly haunts the sleepy Irish village.
Falling in love changes everything. Trapped in a run down farmhouse at the edge of the world with a father who has opted out of life, James spends his summer holidays on the beach with a crab he has named Bernard. When newly arrived city kid Stacey appears and seems to like him as much as he likes her, it almost seems too good to be true. Can she help him to leave behind the ghosts of his past or will she abandon him like others have done before?
A film about how our lives are shaped by the homes in which we grow up.
To what extent are we defined by the homes into which we were born? Our first living space, though we have no say as to what or where it may be, may cast a shadow over the rest of our lives. For better or worse, it can form a key part of our identity, affecting how others see us and how we see ourselves. It can open doors for us and advance our careers or it can limit our choices and lower our status. It may even dictate the role we play in society.
In this short documentary, we meet six individuals presented against the backdrop of their first home. We gain a sense of what it was like to grow up in these places and discover the impact of these homes on the lives of their inhabitants.
Two Sugars: Intern Ireland is a short documentary about interning in recessionary Ireland today. Jobbridge, or, The National Internship Scheme - a government training scheme aimed at retraining Ireland's unemployed - is one of Ireland's main responses to the unemployment crisis, but does it work? Are interns, and the Irish economy, benefitting from the scheme? Four interns tell their story....
Frank is a gentle unassuming embalmer from Ballyconneely, a small town in Connemara. After Frank has washed, disinfected, removed and replaced fluids, applied cosmetics and dressed the deceased, he always makes two cups of tea. One for him and one for the dead.
The conversations Frank has with the deceased are recordings of interviews with real Irish people, telling their stories the only way Irish people can!
Rockmount is a comedy drama set in Cork in 1982. It follows a child called Roy a diminutive eleven year old, as he tries to make it onto the starting eleven of his football team, Rockmount. He‚Äôs up against it; he‚Äôs younger and smaller than the other lads. Doesn‚Äôt matter. His best friend is his black Labrador and he‚Äôs serious about everything. When the balls aren‚Äôt there he scolds his coach, when his dinner is late he shouts at his mother and he looks demonic enough that when he stares at a baby in the supermarket, the infant bursts into tears. But Roy‚Äôs thinking about the pitch. This strange boy is going places.