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Irish Film Festival 2023
October 5 - November 5
The Irish Film Festival Australia shares the culture, traditions, history and character of Ireland and the Irish people with Australians.
Supported by the Irish Embassy in Canberra, the Irish Consulate in Sydney, and the NSW Government through Screen NSW, the not-for-profit cultural event will this year be opened by Patrick McGivney and Robert Higgins’ Lakelands, a film about Gaelic football that explores what it means to be a man in an evolving society.
Éanna Hardwicke plays Cian, a small-town sports star whose life revolves around training, drinking, friends and farming. When a head injury takes football off the table, Cian sinks into depression, wondering who he is if he can’t be a star on the pitch.
Reconnecting with old flame Grace (Danielle Galligan), who has returned from London to care for her dying father, gives him the space to be vulnerable and together they navigate the meaning of ‘home’ in a place where you feel like a stranger.
The Irish Film Festival will be in cinemas October 5 to November 5 and online October 5-15. The full program will be announced September 14.
October 5-8: Dendy Cinema, Newtown (Sydney)
October 13-15: Dendy Cinema, Corparoo (Brisbane)
October 20-22: Dendy Cinema, Canberra
October 27-29: Luna Cinema, Leederville (Perth)
November 2-5: Cinema Nova, Carlton (Melbourne)