Irish Film Festival 2019
October 18 - October 31
The Embassy of Ireland is delighted to announce the inaugural Irish Film Festival. The festival will showcase a broad selection of some of the finest films to come out of the Emerald Isle, including both classics and new releases. Cinema is valued greatly by Irish and Singaporeans alike and we are proud to have this platform to highlight Irish creative filmmaking talent and Irish culture in Singapore.
Tickets priced at $15 for the public, $13 for SFS Film Addicts.
*- Director in attendance with Q&A.
SONG OF THE SEA
18 Oct, 5pm & 19 Oct, 2pm
dir. Tomm Moore
2014 | Ireland | Animation | English | PG | 94 mins
Academy award-nominated Song of the Sea tells the story of Ben and his little sister Saoirse – the last Seal-child – who embark on a fantastic journey across a fading world of ancient legend and magic in an attempt to return to their home by the sea. The film takes inspiration from the mythological Selkies of Irish folklore, who live as seals in the sea but become humans on land.
18 Oct, 7.20pm
dir. John Carney
2007 | UK | Drama, Musical | English | NC16 | 86 mins
Shot in Dublin in just 16 days, John Carney’s Academy-Award winning classic tells a charming, captivating tale of love and music. It features eight songs by Glen Hansard – of Irish band The Frames – who also stars in the film. The use of actual musicians over professional actors, real locations, and a free-form camera and editing style, lends a refreshing element of realism to the musical genre.
THE CRYING GAME
19 Oct, 4.30pm
dir. Neil Jordan
1992 | UK | Crime, Drama | English | R21 | 112 mins
Set during Northern Ireland’s Troubles, Neil Jordan’s unpredictable, unconventional, multi-Oscar-nominated masterpiece explores political violence, loyalty, race and gender in Northern Ireland. Starring Stephen Rea, Miranda Richardson and Forest Whitaker.
FLOAT LIKE A BUTTERFLY*
20 Oct, 1.30pm
dir. Carmel Winters
2018 | UK | Drama | English | PG13 | 101 mins
Frances wants to champion her people inside and outside of the boxing ring, like her idol Mohammed Ali. But society is determined to break her spirit and destroy her way of life. Even her father. But Frances was not born to be broken.
THE CAMINO VOYAGE
20 Oct, 3.30pm
dir. Dónal Ó Céilleachair
2018 | Irish | Documentary | English, Irish with English subtitles | PG13 | 95 mins
An Epic 2,500 km Modern Day Celtic Odyssey.A crew including a Writer, two Musicians, an Artist and a Stonemason embark on the Camino by sea, in a traditional boat that they built themselves on an inspiring, and dangerous, 2,500 km modern day Celtic odyssey all the way from Ireland to Northern Spain.
THE HOLE IN THE GROUND
31 Oct, 7.30pm
dir. Neil Jordan
2019 | UK | Horror | English with Mandarin subtitles | NC16 | 90 mins
Trying to escape a broken past, Sarah O’Neill is rebuilding her life on the fringes of a rural town with her young son Chris. Following the discovery of a mysterious sinkhole in the vast forest bordering their new home, Sarah must battle to unearth if the disturbing changes that begin to manifest in her little boy.
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