The 11th annual British and Irish Film Festival in Luxembourg will be held over nine days from Friday September 18th until Saturday September 26th 2020. The film festival provides a unique opportunity for viewers to experience a wide selection of new films from Britain and Ireland. The 9-day event will screen 14 feature-length films, from a cross-section of genres representing mainly independent cinema as well as a couple of short films.
Where: Ciné Utopia in Limpertsberg, Kinepolis in Kirchberg, Cinémathèque in Luxembourg City
When: September 18th-September 26th 2020
Cost: €9 per person per film, or season special ticket for €35, or ticket bundles (2 for €15 or 3 for €20)
The festival will open on the 18th with the screening of “The High Note,” a British-American drama set in the music industry, and the festival will close with the Luxembourg premier of the long-awaited Ireland-Luxembourg-Belgium co-production “The Racer,” a drama set in the world of professional cycling. All but one of the films will premier in Luxembourg during the 9 days of the festival.
The audience will also have the special privilege of meeting actors, directors and producers at least nine of the screenings, including the tradition of intimate Q&A sessions post-screenings. All Q&As this year, apart from the Luxembourg co-production, will be done remotely with the special guests projected into the screening rooms.
As in previous years, the British & Irish Film Festival Luxembourg will include another component to the festival programme: a Film Quiz held outside the main festival on October 14th. This will be open to teams of two-four people who will compete for exciting prizes. The Shorts Seminar will be online too (in collaboration with the Ireland Luxembourg Chamber of Commerce; free to attend) on September 23rd and will feature four experts, including the Shorts Programmer from the Galway Film Fleadh, a representative of Film Fund Luxembourg, and two film-makers, one from Ireland and one from Luxembourg.
This is a rare opportunity for cinema-enthusiast and film-making students alike to learn more about the world of film production and meet some interesting players in modern British and Irish cinema.
For more information on ticket pricing and purchase of tickets for individual screenings, please visit www.bifilmseason.lu. Ticketing will also be available at the venues prior to screenings, depending on availability.
- Fri 18 Sep @ Ciné Utopia @ 19:00: The High Note (EN, US, CH, 113 mins) by Nisha Ganatra
- Fri 18 Sep @ Ciné Utopia @ 21:30: Strange But True (EN, CA, 95 mins) by Rowan Athale
- Sat 19 Sep @ Ciné Utopia @ 16:30: Sulphur & White (EN, 121 mins) by Julian Jarrold
- Sat 19 Sep @ Ciné Utopia @ 19:00: A Bump Along the Way (NI, 95 mins) by Shelly Love
- Sat 19 Sep @ Ciné Utopia @ 21:30: I See You (EN, US, 96 mins) by Adam Randall
- Sun 20 Sep @ Ciné Utopia @ 16:30: The Tribe of Gods (IE, FR, 92 mins) by Loïc Jourdain – in Irish with EN sub-titles
- Sun 20 Sep @ Ciné Utopia @ 19:30: The Keeper (EN, DE, 120 mins) by Marcus H. Rosenmüller
- Mon 21 Sep @ Cinémathèque @ 20:30: The Last Right (IE, 106 mins) by Aoife Crehan
- Tue 22 Sep @ Cinémathèque @ 20:30: The Castle (IE, LI, 115 mins) by Lina Luzyte
- Wed 23 Sep @ Cinémathèque @ 20:30: Arracht (IE, 86 mins) by Tom Sullivan – in Irish with EN sub-titles
- Thurs 24 Sep @ Cinémathèque @ 20:30: Bruno (IE, EN, 94 mins) by Karl Golden
- Fri 25 Sep @ Cinémathèque @ 20:30: Breaking Ice (IE, 70 mins) by Jason Branagan
- Sat 26 Sep @ Ciné Utopia @ 19:00: Awards & The Racer (IE, LU, BE, 97 mins) by Kieron J. Walsh
- A Bump Along the Way: Louise Gallagher (producer) and Bronagh Gallagher (actor: she also starred in The Commitments, Pulp Fiction and Star Wars: Episode I – The Phantom Menace)
- Arracht: Seán T. Ó Meallaigh (actor: he also starred in An Klondike, Maze, Jimmy’s Hall and Vikings (TV series))
- Breaking Ice: Jason Branagan (director)
- Bruno: Diarmaid Murtagh (actor: he also starred in The Monuments Men, Robert the Bruce and Vikings (TV series))
- Sulphur & White: Julian Jarrold (director: he also directed Kinky Boots, Brideshead Revisited and A Royal Night Out)
- The Castle: Lina Luzyte (director, writer)
- The Last Right: Aoife Crehan (director, writer)
- The Racer: Kieron J. Walsh (director), Jesus Gonsalez (producer), also possibly others too
- The Tribe of Gods: Loïc Jourdain (director, co-writer)