The Embassy of Ireland to Romania announces with pleasure the seventh occasion of the Irish Film Days Festival held at Cinema Elvire Popesco (Bd. Dacia, no. 77, Bucharest) on 19 and 20 November. The event is organized with the support of the Irish Film Institute, Culture Ireland and the Arts Council, in partnership with the Romanian Cultural Institute and French Institute.
“We are pleased to have in the opening of the festival H.E, Mr Derek Feely, Ambassador of Ireland in Romania, Mr Andrew Harwood, Deputy Head of Mission, Embassy of Ireland, Mrs Boglárka Nagy, Chargée de mission pour le cinéma et la salle Elvire Popesco, Mr Christophe Pomez, Cultural attaché of the French Embassy, Mrs Roxana Călinescu, film expert at ICR, Mr Liviu Jicman, ICR Vicepresident, and Mrs Irina Margareta Nistor, film critic”, an Embassy statement informs.
The festival programme features Good Vibrations directed by Lisa Barros D’Sa and Glenn Leyburn (19 November) and Gold directed by Niall Heery (20 November) and two shorts –I am Here, directed by David Holmes and Coda, directed by Alan Holly (20 November). Projections start at 19.00. Entry is based on ticket (cost 10 / 15 RON entrance). The films will have Romanian subtitles.
Good Vibrations (2013, 110 ‘), the feature of the first night of the festival, based on a true story, presents the revival of Belfast through punk-rock music, after several political and religious conflicts. Terri Hooley ( Richard Dormer – Beric Dondarrion in Game of Thrones), a rebel and an optimist for whom music is the most important bonding element for people, wants to bring his city back to life and opens a record shop on the most bombed half-mile in Europe and calls it ‘Good Vibrations’. The film captures an essential moment for the life and punk-rock culture of Belfast in the 70’s.
Gold (2014, 98 ‘), the film of the second night, presents a drama with strong comic accents, the story of a father, Ray (David Wilmot), who wants to rejoin his daughter and her mother after ten years separation. The reunion between Abbie (Maisie Williams – Arya Stark in Game of Thrones), a rebel teenager and her father turns the drama into an offbeat comedy and unconventional love story which delights in the hilarity of everyday life.