Irish Abroad: A raft of Irish films to screen in Moscow as part of Irish Week 2015

The biggest ever festival of Irish culture in Russia begins in Moscow on March 10th. Irish Week 2015 will include the 8th Irish Film Festival, which will see 9 Irish feature films screen.

The event takes places in Formula Kino Horizont, with award-winning animation Song of the Sea, Conor MacMahon’s horror From the Dark, Niall Heery’s warm comedy Gold, Lisa Barros D’Sa and Glenn Leyburn’s toe-tapping Good Vibrations, Ken Loach’s historic Jimmy’s Hall, Brendan Muldowney’s intriguing Love Eternal, Donal Foreman’s brilliant drama Out of Here, Rob and Ronan Burke’s heart-warming comedy Standby, and Ivan Kavanagh’s terrifying The Canal all showing.

For the first time, an Irish Documentary Film Festival will take place at the Centre for Documentary Films showing some of the best feature and short doc films from Ireland. This will offer Russian audiences an insight into Irish society and the attitudes that make it unique.

The lineup for the Documentary Film Festival includes Best of the Savage Eye, Blood Fruit, Broken Song  (featuring a performance by Costello), Eliza Lynch: The Queen of Paraguay, Living in a Coded Land, One Million Dubliners, Rocky Road to Dublin, The Irish Pub, The Yellow Bittern, and Waveriders. Four shorts, Irish Folk Furniture, The Last Days of Peter Bergmann, Undressing My Mother, and Useless Dog, will screen also.

All films in both the feature and documentary film festivals will be shown in English with Russian subtitles. The festivals run March 11th to 22nd.