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February 27, 2021
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October 15, 16, at Cinema Elvira Popescu: Days of Irish Film in Bucharest

The sixth edition of the Days of Irish Film in Bucharest will take place on October 15 and 16, at Cinema Elvira Popescu, the Romanian Cultural Institute (ICR) informs.
The programme includes the full length movies ‘What if’, directed by Michael Dowse, to be screened on October 15, and ‘What Richard did’, directed by Lenny Abrahamson, that can be viewed on October 16, as well as a group of short films – “Pet Hate”, by Andy Clarke, “After You”, by Damien O’Connor (15 October), “Left”, by Eamonn O’Neill, and “Coda”, by Alan Holly (16 October).
Andrew Harwood, deputy head of the Irish Embassy in Bucharest, Liviu Jicman, Vice-President of the Romanian Cultural Institute,  Christophe Gigaudaut, Director of the French Institute in Romania and Laurentiu Meri_an, representative of  Independenta Film.  Screenings begin at 19:00 and the films are subtitled in Romanian. The price of a ticket to the Days of Irish Film is RON 10.
The Even is organised by the Embassy of Ireland in Bucharest, with the support of the Irish Film Institute, Culture Ireland and Arts Council, in partnership with the Romanian Cultural Institute, the French Institute and Independenta Film.
What if (2013, 90’), the romantic comedy screened on the first festival night, tells the story of Wallace (Daniel Radcliffe), known for his endless series of failed relationships. The protagonist meets Chantry (Zoe Kazan). Chantry is in a long relationship with Ben (Rafe Spall). Wallace and Chantry become very good friends and realize they could be soul mates who just met at the wrong time…
What Richard did (2012, 87’), the film of the second night, shows the picture of the perfect boy who fails in his life when he makes an unforgivable mistake. Smart, the young athlete type, respected by youth and adults alike, Richard tries to convince his rich acquaintances in Dublin to spend a worry-free summer, with drinks and friendship. The relationship he starts with Lara causes Conor’s despise. Conor is Richard’s team mate and Lara’s ex-boyfriend. The fight the two have takes proportions and culminates with the change of Richard and his friends’ lives.

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