Jun 30 2020
In a new first, in its 32 year history, the 2020 edition of the Galway Film Fleadh will take place entirely online. The condensed digital programme was revealed yesterday with a diverse and eclectic line-up of Irish features, short film and animation.
Taking place from July 7th to 12th, the Fleadh will present as its Opening Night film the Irish Premiere of The 8th, the Screen Ireland-supported documentary telling how Ireland overturned one of the world’s most restrictive abortion laws. From directors Aideen Kane, Lucy Kennedy and Maeve Boyle, The 8th focuses on some key pro-choice campaigners as they battled for the hearts and minds of the Irish people in the run-up to the 2018 referendum.
Other Screen Ireland-supported titles will receive World Premieres at the festival, including Philip Doherty’s black comedy Redemption of a Rogue; The Winter Lake, directed by Phil Sheerin from a script by David Turpin (The Lodgers); actor/director Eoin Macken’s new feature Here Are the Young Men, adapted from the book by Rob Doyle; and co-production The Castle, Lina Luzyte’s coming-of-age drama about a Lithuanian teenager living in Dublin.
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