Festival: Nine Irish films to play Short Film Corner at Cannes
Nine Irish films are set to take part in the Short Film Corner at this year’s Cannes Film Festival.
Earlier we posted about Bertie Brosnan returning for the second year in a row with his new short Sineater, now we bring word of the other 8 films that will feature. Michela Orlandi’s drama The Silencer, M√≠cheal √ì’Flaithearta’s Irish language documentary Charlie Lennon – Ceol √≥n gCro√≠, Helen Rollins’ fantasy drama Jamaica, Stephen O’Connor’s thriller The Crossing, Emma Carlson’s Irish language drama An Crann, and three comedic dramas Erin Mullally’s The Struggle of Libations, Natasha Waugh’s Food Fight, and Hannah Quinn’s My Bonnie.
At Cannes, short films are represented at the Competition, at the end of which the short films Jury awards a Palme d‚ÄôOr, and at the Short Film Corner, a professional area for meeting people, exchanging ideas and promoting films.
A look at the music of Charlie Lennon, one of the most prolific living Irish music composers. TG4 Composer of the Year in 2006 and a Doctor of Physics, he has written large scale works with orchestras and written several books of music. We find out what inspires his creativity.
Alex's dreams start to become more and more vivid, he is beginning to find it difficult to distinguish them from reality. His girlfriend Rachel notices a change. As events become stranger in his life, Alex visits a doctor, there Alex learns that he is merely a character in a video game.
Jack and Jane are food critics. One evening, Jane sits down to dinner, to review a meal alone,. Jack joins her despite the fact that his presence is most unwelcome. Over the course of their meal, they talk, they eat, they argue. They fight about the food, and about each other.
In 1960s Belfast, a little boy grows intrigued by stories of a far-off land: Jamaica. He dreams of escaping his violent father, becoming a stowaway and working there on a plantation. One stormy night, after a terrible school report and amidst the bickering of his parents, he resolves to run away...
Life. What is all about? A young man on the brink of adulthood wonders about the real meaning of life. Confronted with a wife, small kids and a mortgage, he struggles to recognise his place, torn between his old and new self.