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BIFFL 2020 Films

The 2020 British & Irish Film Festival Luxembourg (BIFFL) takes place from 18 - 26 September 2020. 

 

British & Irish Film Festival Luxembourg 2020 Presents:

 

A Bump Along the Way


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Date Saturday 19 September 2020
Time 19:00
Venue Ciné Utopia
Country NI
Genre Comedy drama
Duration 95 mins
Directed by Shelly Love
Starring Bronagh Gallagher, Lola Petticrew, Mary Moulds
Synopsis

A hilarious comtemporary comedy set and shot in Derry featuring a middle-aged single mother with a 15 year-old daughter and who becomes pregnant after believing she could not have more children. The daughter is a typical teenager who at school is bullied and at home is embarassed by her mother whom she feels is immature and has a dead-end job. Their relationship is tested as they navigate unchartered waters in an emotional rollercoaster.

The producer (Louise Gallagher) and actor Bronagh Gallagher (The Committments, Pulp Fiction, Star Wars Episode 1 - The Phantom Menace...) will participate (online) in a post-screening Q&A.

Price €9 (adult) plus admin fee
  Season Special tickets and Ticket Bundles are available by contacting Luxembourg-ticket.lu by tel: 470895-1 (Mon-Fri: 10:00-18:30)

 

Arracht (Monster)


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Date Wednesday 23 September 2020
Time 20:30
Venue Cinémathèque
Country IE
Genre Historical drama
Duration 86 mins
Directed by Tom Sullivan
Starring Dónall Ó Héalai, Saise Ní Chuinn, Dara Devaney, Seán T. Ó Meallaigh, Peter Coonan
Synopsis

Set in Ireland in 1845 on the eve of The Great Hunger. Colmán Sharkey, a fisherman, father and husband, takes in a stranger at the behest of a local priest. Patsy, a former soldier in the Napoleonic wars, arrives just ahead of the Famine. As the crops rot in the fields, Colmán, his brother and Patsy travel to the English Landlord's house to request a stay on rent increases that Colmán predicts will destroy his community. His request falls on deaf ears and Patsy's subsequent actions set Colmán on a path that will take him to the edge of survival and sanity. It is only upon encountering an abandoned young girl that Colmán's resolve is lifted. Just in time for the darkness of his past to pay another visit.

In Irish (EN sub-titles).

The actor Seán T. Ó Meallaigh will participate (online) in a post-screening Q&A.

Price €9 (adult) plus admin fee
  Season Special tickets and Ticket Bundles are available by contacting Luxembourg-ticket.lu by tel: 470895-1 (Mon-Fri: 10:00-18:30)

 

Breaking Ice


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Date Friday 25 September 2020
Time 20:30
Venue Cinémathèque
Country IN
Genre Sports documentary
Duration 70 mins
Directed by Jason Branagan
Starring n/a
Synopsis

The story of the first Irish bobsleigh team to take part in the Olympics on the dream of an Irishman from London and a shoestring budget,with the shadow of sports politics hanging in the background.
In 1986, Larry Tracey took it upon himself to form the Irish Bobsleigh and Luge Association. He recruited a group of elite Irish rowers and set his sights on qualifying the team for the 1988 Winter Olympics in Calgary (where the famous Jamaican bobsleigh team became heroes). Having achieved qualification for the games, the stage was set for an historic Olympic debut. But one thing stood in their way - the Olympic Council of Ireland.

The director Jason Branagan will participate (online) in a post-screening Q&A.

Price €9 (adult) plus admin fee
  Season Special tickets and Ticket Bundles are available by contacting Luxembourg-ticket.lu by tel: 470895-1 (Mon-Fri: 10:00-18:30)

 

Bruno


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Date Thursday 24 September 2020
Time 20:30
Venue Cinémathèque
Country IE, EN
Genre Drama
Duration 93 mins
Directed by Karl Golden
Starring Diarmaid Murtagh, Woody Norman
Synopsis

After suffering a personal tragedy, Daniel is separated from his wife and moved out of their home. He has drifted into a life on the street in London, with his only companion a dog called Bruno. They are inseparable, however Bruno goes missing one night after Daniel is assaulted. As he searches for his dog, he comes across a young boy also sleeping out in a children's playground. They form an emotional bond and each step of their journey takes them closer to home and the possibiloity of redemption.

The actor Diarmaid Murtagh will participate (online) in a post-screening Q&A.

Price €9 (adult) plus admin fee
  Season Special tickets and Ticket Bundles are available by contacting Luxembourg-ticket.lu by tel: 470895-1 (Mon-Fri: 10:00-18:30)

 

I See You


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Date Saturday 19 September 2020
Time 21:30
Venue Ciné Utopia
Country EN, US
Genre Psychological thriller
Duration 96 mins
Directed by Adam Randall
Starring Helen Hunt, Jon Tenney, Judah Lewis
Synopsis

Strange occurrences plague a small town detective and his family as he investigates the disappearance of a young boy. He tries to come to terms that his wife had an affair, and their teenage son struggles to control his anger. Meanwile, strange things start to happen to the household as items start to disappear and they hear strange noises. Twists aplenty in this gripping thriller.

Price €9 (adult) plus admin fee
  Season Special tickets and Ticket Bundles are available by contacting Luxembourg-ticket.lu by tel: 470895-1 (Mon-Fri: 10:00-18:30)

 

Strange But True 


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Date Friday 18 September 2020
Time 21:30
Venue Ciné Utopia
Country EN, CA
Genre Noir thriller
Duration 95 mins
Directed by Rowan Athale
Starring Margaret Qualley, Nick Robinson, Brian Cox, Greg Kinnear, Amy Ryan, Blythe Danner
Synopsis A woman who, five years after the tragic death of her boyfriend on Prom Night, arrives on the doorstep of his family to tell them she is pregnant (with his child). Though skeptical, the family find themselves trying to prove her right, only to discover that the truth is much more terrifying than they could have imagined. A noir thriller with plenty of twists to the plot.
Price €9 (adult) plus admin fee
  Season Special tickets and Ticket Bundles are available by contacting Luxembourg-ticket.lu by tel: 470895-1 (Mon-Fri: 10:00-18:30)

 

Sulphur & White


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Date Saturday 19 September 2020
Time 16:30
Venue Ciné Utopia
Country EN
Genre Drama
Duration 84 mins
Directed by Julian Jarrold
Starring Mark Stanley, Anna Friel, Dougray Scott, Emily Beecham
Synopsis

Based on an incredible true story, a moving and deeply personal drama of how troubled childhood experiences can destroy one's future without the redemptive power of love.
We all carry secrets, experiences that define us. David carries his but they burn at him and eat away at his soul. He sets out to build his career in the cutthroat world of financial trading and manages for a time to stay on top.

But his life begins to crumble as his childhood memories threaten to destroy him. He meets Vanessa, the love of his life, who wants to find a future for them if only David can find a way to heal his deep emotional wounds.

Set in South Africa and England.

The director Julian Jarrold (Kinky Boots, Brideshead Revisited, A Royal Night Out...) will participate (online) in a post-screening Q&A.

Price €9 (adult) plus admin fee
  Season Special tickets and Ticket Bundles are available by contacting Luxembourg-ticket.lu by tel: 470895-1 (Mon-Fri: 10:00-18:30)

 

The Castle


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Date Tuesday 22 September 2020
Time 20:30
Venue Cinémathèque
Country IE, LT
Genre Drama
Duration 115 mins
Directed by Lina Luzyte
Starring Barbora Bareikyte, Gabija Jaraminaite
Synopsis

This coming-of-age film follows Monika, a Lithuanian teenager living in Dublin with her mother, a former professional pianist who now works in a fish factory, and her grandmother who requires around-the-clock care. Monika is a passionate and talented singer and keeps pushing her mother to continue music with her, convinced they will make it big one day. When they get an invitation to play in The Castle, the relationship becomes strained between optimistic Monika and the pragmatic Jolanta, who sells their keyboard...

In Lithuanian & English, with EN sub-titles.

will participate (online) in a post-screening Q&A.

The director Lina Luzyte will participate (online) in a post-screening Q&A.

Price €9 (adult) plus admin fee
  Season Special tickets and Ticket Bundles are available by contacting Luxembourg-ticket.lu by tel: 470895-1 (Mon-Fri: 10:00-18:30)

 

The High Note


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Date Frinday 18 September 2020
Time 19:00
Venue Ciné Utopia
Country EN, US, CH
Genre Drama
Duration 113 mins
Directed by Nisha Ganatra
Starring Dakota Johnson, Tracee Ellis Ross, Kelvin Harrison Jr., Ice Cube, Eddie Izzard, Bill Pullman
Synopsis

A superstar singer and her overworked personal assistant are presented with a choice that could alter the course of their respective careers.

From Working Title Films, with FR/DE sub-titles.

Price €9 (adult) plus admin fee
  Season Special tickets and Ticket Bundles are available by contacting Luxembourg-ticket.lu by tel: 470895-1 (Mon-Fri: 10:00-18:30)

 

The Keeper


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Date Sunday 20 September 2020
Time 19:30
Venue Ciné Utopia
Country EN, DE
Genre Sports biography
Duration 120 mins
Directed by Marcus H. Rosenmüller
Starring David Kross, Freya Mavor, John Henshaw
Synopsis

The love story of a young English woman and a German PoW who together overcome prejudice, public hostility and personal tragedy. The manager of the local football team notices Bert Trautmann, a young German soldier, and is so taken by his prowess as a goalkeeper that he gets him out of the camp to play for his local team. Meanwhile, his daughter Margaret falls for Bert and their love blossoms despite local hostility and resentment of the German PoWs. In the meantime, Bert's heroics in goal are noticed by Manchester City for whom he signs after marrying Margaret. However, his signing causes outrage to thousands of Man City fans, many of them Jewish...

Sales company and print source: Beta Cinema

Price €9 (adult) plus admin fee
  Season Special tickets and Ticket Bundles are available by contacting Luxembourg-ticket.lu by tel: 470895-1 (Mon-Fri: 10:00-18:30)

 

The Last Right


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Date Monday 21 September 2020
Time 20:30
Venue Cinémathèque
Country IE
Genre Comedy drama
Duration 106 mins
Directed by Aoife Crehan
Starring Brian Cox, Michael Huisman, Colm Meaney
Synopsis

A comedy-drama "road movie" telling the story of a man bringing the body of someone he barely knows for burial with his family. His good intentions are motivated by trying to patch up his relationship with his own brother. However, en route from West Cork to Rathlin Island, both romance and family secrets emerge to complicate the trip.

The director/co-writer Aoife Crehan will participate (online) in a post-screening Q&A.

Price €9 (adult) plus admin fee
  Season Special tickets and Ticket Bundles are available by contacting Luxembourg-ticket.lu by tel: 470895-1 (Mon-Fri: 10:00-18:30)

 

The Personal History of David Copperfield


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Date Tuesday 8 September 2020
Time 19:30
Venue Ciné Utopia
Country EN, US
Genre Historical drama
Duration 119 mins
Directed by Armando Iannucci
Starring Dev Patel, Hugh Laurie, Tilda Swinton, Peter Capaldi
Synopsis

A fresh and distinctive take on Charles Dickens' semi-autobiographical masterpiece. The Personal History of David Copperfield, set in the 1840s, Victorian England, chronicles the life of its iconic title character as he navigates a chaotic world to find his elusive place within it. From his unhappy childhood to the discovery of his gift as a storyteller and writer, David's journey is by turns hilarious and tragic, but always full of life, colour and humanity.

Although technically outside the main festival, we have a number of tickets available for this Avant-Premier.

Price €9 (adult) plus admin fee
  Season Special tickets and Ticket Bundles are available by contacting Luxembourg-ticket.lu by tel: 470895-1 (Mon-Fri: 10:00-18:30)

 

The Racer


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Date Saturday 26 September 2020
Time 19:00
Venue Kinepolis-Kirchberg
Country IE, LU, BE
Genre Sports drama
Duration 97 mins
Directed by Kieron J. Walsh
Starring Louis Talpe, Matteo Simoni, Tara Lee, Julian Nest
Synopsis

Summer 1998 and the Tour de France starts in Ireland. Belgian rider Dom Chabol has been one of the best "Domestiques" (support riders) on the Tour for the last 20 years, but he  secretly harbours a desire to wear the yellow jersey - just once before his career is over. Dom is unceremoniously dropped from the team to which he has dedicated his life. However, a massive doping error knocks another teammate off the Tour and Dom is thrown back in the saddle.

The co-producer Jesus Gonsalez and the director Kieron J. Walsh (and possibly other members of te cast and crew) will participate (in person) in a post-screening Q&A.

Price €9 (adult) plus admin fee
  Season Special tickets and Ticket Bundles are available by contacting Luxembourg-ticket.lu by tel: 470895-1 (Mon-Fri: 10:00-18:30)

 

 

The Tribe of Gods


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Date Sunday 20 September 2020
Time 16:30
Venue Ciné Utopia
Country IE, FR
Genre Irish-language documentary
Duration 92 mins
Directed by Loic Jourdain
Starring n/a
Synopsis

Patsy Dan Rodgers is the last King of Ireland, who lives on Tory Island, Ireland’s most remote inhabited island. A small rock in the Atlantic with a hundred and fifty strong Irish speaking community. Diagnosed with cancer, the King leads the islanders’ constant efforts to secure their unique way of living and their rights - including fishing and a ferry service.

In Irish with EN sub-titles

The director Loic Jourdain will participate (online) in a post-screening Q&A.

Price €9 (adult)
  Season Special tickets are available by contacting Luxembourg-ticket.lu by tel: 470895-1 (Mon-Fri: 10:00-18:30)