The Galway Film Fleadh, Ireland’s leading film festival, today announced its opening and closing films: Taking place from Tuesday, July 8th to Sunday, July 13th, the festival will open with musical romantic-comedy “Begin Again,” and finish up with celtic noir thriller “An Bronntanas.”
“Begin Again,” featuring music from New Radicals’ Gregg Alexander, stars Keira Knightley, Mark Ruffalo, Hailee Steinfield, Adam Levine and James Corden. Directed by John Carney (“Once”, “Zonad”), it premiered at the 2013 Toronto Film Festival and, according to a statement, “is devoted to the beauty of music and power of chance encounter.” Eric Kohn gave the film a B grade in his review, writing that it was “a fairly mannered treatment of an expressive medium.”
“An Bronntanas,” directed by Tom Collins, revolves around a rescue crew who receives a distress call on a stormy night, and discovers a fishing boat with some very interesting cargo. For tickets, further details and information check out their website, chat to the Galway Film Fleadh team on Facebook or Tweet @FilmFleadh.