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Irish selection at 18th Titanic Film Festival

perrier_1Every film festival aims to simultaneously offer familiar and completely new elements to its audience. The 18th Titanic International Film Festival, held between 7 – 17 April, 2011 presents the usual genres and themes but also introduces a brand new section comprising Irish films. As St. Patrick’s Day is slowly approaching, now we would like to give a foretaste of the exceptionally rich Irish selection.  


onehundredmornings_1One Hundred Mornings is set in a post-apocalyptic world upended by a complete breakdown of society. Human civilization has somehow fallen apart and the cause is never explained, but it does not really have any significance in Conor Horgan’s dystopic drama. There are no zombies and no Armageddon in One Hundred Mornings, still the tension remains high throughout the film, since it depicts how people behave when forced to live in close quarters, under extreme circumstances. The film casts a detailed and intimate look on the characters desperately trying to keep some semblance of their lost civilization.

 
savage_ir_1Savage is a genuine revenge film. The protagonist is a reserved press photographer falling victim to a brutal attack. The violent assault leaves the young man a shadow of his former self, but his fear is gradually replaced by raging anger and vindictiveness. Brendan Muldowney’s debut feature film was shot on extremely limited budget, still its impressive visuals and visceral characterization resembles those of Taxi Driver and Straw Dogs.


perrier_2Perrier’s Bounty, directed by Ian Fitzgibbon is a somewhat Tarantinoid Irish crime comedy, in which a perpetual waster gets confronted with a local thug. The chancer has to run for his life, accompanied by his suicidal neighbour and estranged father who claims to be dying. Perrier’s Bounty is a fast-paced movie full of action and witty dialogues. The quirky humour and jauntiness of Dublin patter is brilliantly juxtaposed to the eloquent philosophizing of a strange narrator voiced by Gabriel Byrne. Other leading roles are played by Cillian Murphy, Jim Broadbent and Brendan Gleeson.

   
The festival’s Irish selection is presented with the support of the Irish Film Institute, Culture Ireland, Reel Ireland, and the Irish Embassy of Hungary.

Stay tuned, for more details are coming soon…


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