The Irish language film crew ‘Ann Kylein Siun’ (‘The Quiet Girl’) launched on the red carpet at the Dublin Film Festival last Wednesday after a banner year for the Irish sector.
Young actress Catherine Clinch, 12, played the title character in the film and grew up a few miles away). She told AFP that the focus was “too crazy” and that she had not expected anything so important. The opening night in the center of the capital marks the return of the festival, which was supposed to take place online in 2021, when Ireland experienced some of the toughest and longest restrictions in Europe. The festival, which runs until March 6, kicks off after a record year in the region. According to Screen Ireland, an agency that brings together large and small Irish screens, February represented a record investment of 500 500 million in the Irish economy between film, television and documentary, a 40% increase over the previous record. International production increased by 45% compared to 2019, thanks to Disney’s “Once Upon a Time 2” (“Discentchant”), which is expected to be filmed in Ireland this year.
With 35 nominations according to Screen Ireland, Irish cinema experienced growth at various award shows in 2021. “An Cailin Ciúin” – part of a budding local film that grew by 52% in 2019: The film, which tells the story of a girl sent to a foster family in rural Ireland, won two international film awards. Berlin Film. “We were shocked by the response to the film so far. Going to Berlin was a huge achievement. Winning the award in our category was like a dream come true,” he said. “Two years later, it’s a privilege to be able to present our film at home to an audience,” he added. Despite the great challenges, producers, directors, writers, actors and actors continue to create world-class stories, ”said Screen Ireland’s Chief Executive Desire Finegen in a statement. (Belga / Belgium)
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