Discover the latest and best films from the Isles
(CS) The British and Irish Film Season (BIFS) will showcase some of the latest and best films to emerge from the UK and Ireland, with a mix of comedy, drama and documentary films on offer from September 25 to October 8.
The two-week festival kicks off with Irish “recession comedy” Life's a Breeze at Utopolis in Kirchberg. Through the festival, films will be shown at Utopolis in Kirchberg and Belval, as well as Ciné Utopia.
Other films in the line-up include
- vampire drama Byzantium;
- thriller Honour about an honour killing in West London;
- Luxembourg coproduction Love Eternal;
- emotional drama Run & Jump about a man's life after suffering a stroke;
- romantic comedy The Callback Queen;
- music docu-drama The Great Hip Hop Hoax;
- Ken Loach documentary The Spirit of '45;
- social media thriller UWANTME2KILLHOM?
Additionally, there will be an Irish short film evening and special screenings of racing drama Rush, which goes on general release next week.
Special guests from Ireland and the UK will travel to the Grand Duchy for the BIFS, including cast members, directors, producers and screenwriters. They will be available for Q&As at select screening, with more information available in the official programme.
The film season continues outside the walls of the cinema, with a special dinner, hosted in association with the Whisky Club Luxembourg. A three-course meal with whiskies to match will be held at Hotel Sofitel on October 4.
The dinner will be attended by the screenwriter and producer of UWANTME2KILLHIM?, and the 70 euro price includes a post-dinner screening of the film at Ciné Utopia.
Aspiring journalists can also enter a competition to win tickets to the closing night screening on October 8, by sending a 400-word film review to firstname.lastname@example.org by noon on October 4. Three winners will be chosen by a jury in three different categories:
- Secondary school pupils
- Language school students
- University students
The filmmakers of tomorrow meanwhile can register for a masterclass, held by a special and as of yet secret guest and industry professional.
For a full schedule of events and all the details visit bifilmseason.lu