By Letizia | March 25, 2015
If you are in Rome and you feel like watching a movie in original language, this is the right week: the IrishFilmFesta is just about to begin, four-day festival dedicated to cinema productions made in Ireland!
From Thursday 26 to Sunday 29, film shows, meetings with screewriters, actors and directors will throw light on a less known cinema industry. As the organizers of the event point out, indeed, Irish cinematography hardly goes beyond Irish borders “and even when it does, it is often considered English or American. So far, the only film makers which managed to gain international popularity are Neil Jordan and Jim Sheridan. But Irish cinema generated many more talents, and in the last years is being characterized by a remarkable artistic variety, which needs to be exported”.
As mentioned, all films will be shown in original version (with subtitles), including Gaelic.
There is no admission fee to be paid for the event, but it’s possible to support it with a donation. Shows normally start at 5pm (3.30pm on the weekend). For the full programme chek out the official website.
The IrishFilmFesta venue is in the heart of Rome: at Casa del Cinema, inside Villa Borghese: from Termini station just catch metro line A and get off at either Spagna or Flaminio! Ask our staff at Hostel Des Artistes for more info!