This short season curated especially for Sydney Film Festival celebrates the high point of Irish cinema.
At the launch of the Dublin International Film Festival last February, I commented that 2016 would prove to a hugely significant year for Irish cinema. This hyperbole was based both on the Oscar nominations for Brooklyn and Room (as well as the winning short film Stutterer), but also the exceptionally rich group of new work which would soon be seen, significant films which I knew would appeal to broad audiences both in Ireland and internationally. This short season curated especially for Sydney Film Festival celebrates this high point with the Australian premieres of Sing Street, Viva, Love & Friendship, vibrant documentaries such as The Queen of Ireland, Mom and Me, Atlantic and Neil Jordan’s classic Michael Collins.
Gráinne Humphreys, Director, Dublin International Film Festival Director Guest Programmer