TG4 films to receive world premieres at Galway Film Fleadh 2022

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TG4 is delighted that five of its projects will be screened at Galway Film Fleadh 2022.

Galway Film Fleadh 2022 Schedule

The next CINE4 film, Tarrac, is to receive its premiere at this year’s Galway Film Fleadh. It will be screened at the Town Hall Theatre Friday 8th July at 9pm. 

Tarrac is an intimate character drama set in the Kerry Gaeltacht.

Aoife Ní Bhraoin returns home to help her father, Brendán ‘The Bear’ Ó Briain, recover from a heart attack. Day to day they get along just fine. As we dig a little deeper we find that there is so much that has been left unsaid about the loss of Aoife’s mother.

Another from the Cine4 pot is Róise and Frank which will be showing at the Town Hall Theatre at 6pm on Wednesday 5th July.

Róise and Frank is a family film has been a hit at festivals since its release earlier this year.

Awards for the film to date include a Dublin Film Critic Circle Award, Best Ensemble at the Dublin International Film Festival and Audience awards at both the Santa Barbara and Sanoma International festivals. 

It’s been two years since Róise lost her husband Frank. Isolated by grief, she has cut herself off from family and the village community. The arrival of a mysterious dog, who seems intent on connecting with her, heralds a huge change, but is it for the better?

The dog loves hurling and steaks, has a favourite armchair in Rósie’s house, and an aversion to her neighbour, Donncha!

Róise & Frank premiering at Galway Film Fleadh 2022. A woman sits at the table with a dog.

Cine4 is an Irish language film scheme supported by Screen Ireland, the Broadcasting Authority of Ireland (BAI) and TG4.

Aisling Trí Néallaibh – Town Hall Theatre Thursday 7th July 2pm – World premiere

Aisling Trí Néallaibh (Clouded Reveries) is an intimate exploration of Doireann Ní Ghríofa’s world and creative process. It is a film about memories, motherhood and the mysterious nature of creativity.

Captured through intimate performances of her own work and in-depth interviews, the film reveals Ní Ghríofa’s creative impulses and journeys with her to the heart of her inspiration: her homeplace in Co. Clare.

Funded by The Arts Council & TG4 through the ilDÁNA scheme.

Cathair na Mílte Grian – Town Hall Theatre Friday 8th July 2pm- World Premiere

Cathair na Mílte Grian (City of a Thousand Suns) is a cinematic pilgrimage exploring the cultural and psychological impacts of war.

Part poem, part elegy, this film forges connections between the inhabitants of two distant cities, Dublin and Hiroshima. Asking the questions: who are we, and how can we remain human in the era of industrial mechanical warfare?

Image from An Buachaill Gealgháireach premiering at Galway Film Fleadh 2022. Two men sit on stone steps wearing outdoor gear.

An Buachaill Gealgháireach – Pálás Sunday 10th July 1pm

An Buachaill Gealgháireach is the remarkable and untold story of a song. An Irish song called “The Laughing Boy” written by a teenage rebel Brendan Behan in memory of another iconic rebel, Michael Collins – the centenary of whose death is commemorated this year.

This song also had an extraordinary and dramatic afterlife as “To Gelasto Paidi,” the powerful left-wing anthem of resistance against the dictatorship that ruled Greece in the late 60s and early 70s.

Translated by the poet Vassilis Rotas, Behan’s words in Greek were set to music by the legendary Mikis Theodorakis, the most famous Greek composer of all time. The song remains an enduring and potent cultural force in the heart of Greece today.

TG4 and Screen Ireland will also host a networking event at the Galway Film Fleadh 2022 on Saturday 9th July, for Producers interested in creating content in the Irish language.

“We welcome producers, directors and creatives to the announcement of a new Irish language development fund in partnership between Screen Ireland and TG4. The new fund is for producers and creators interested in developing drama and documentary projects,” they say. 

“ This informal social afternoon is also an opportunity for those in the industry to meet or reacquaint themselves with the TG4 commissioning team, discuss ideas and hopefully sow the seeds for future creative relationships”.

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