Kilkenny Subtitle Film Festival starts Monday

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Subtitle Film Festival

Star of The Bridge mini-series and a number of major films, Kim Bodnia is coming to Kilkenny for the Subtitle film festival

Casting directors from all over the world are coming to Kilkenny.
The already hugely successful, Subtitle, film festival being held in the city from Monday, November 20 until Sunday, November 26 has become a Mecca for the people responsible for providing the actors for such series like Game of Thrones, Vikings, Sherlock and Breaking Bad.
They like to come to a small, cosy little city like Kilkenny to broker deals for next season’s global blockbusters because it is intimate and they can get the job done here.
Among those coming are the producers of the James Bond film series and features like The Dallas Buyers Club. Giants of the industry will arrive from Germany, France, Italy, Denmark Sweden, Britain and Australia.
It generates connections between actors and casting directors across Europe, the US and the rest of the world.
Subtitle is a unique opportunity for European actors to meet with casting directors and filmmakers, and to establish relationships that will last well beyond the festival itself.
Growing Market
“It also provides significant opportunities for actors in what is a growing market with more and more quality TV series being made by an ever increasing range of companies and television channels,” the man behind the festival, Richard Cook intimated.
“Casting directors are continually looking for new talent that they can say they discovered boosting their own worth, as all networks and television series makers realise that accent is not as important as ability when it comes to acting,” added Mr Cook, who is also responsible for the Cat Laughs comedy festival and the hit festival of the year in these islands, Kilkenomics.
The festival brings together a selection of European films that invites you to see cinema in a whole new way in unusual locations dotted throughout the city.
Many of the films in the 2017 festival have never been screened theatrically in Ireland and 15 of them are Irish premieres.
Highlights for this year include the English-language world premiere of Aku Louhimies’s epic film Unknown Soldier, which has already smashed box office records in Finland.
Valery Todorovsky’s terrific drama, Bolshoi (he will be in Kilkenny to present both screenings) is a must-see.
Alexei Uchitel’s lavish new picture, Matilda has received rave reviews.
Tonie Marshall’s outstanding new feature, Number One, will be screened and Tonie will be in Kilkenny too.
For the 2017 edition of Subtitle, manager Naoise Nunn and his team are presenting 29 films.
“We have a terrific collection of thrillers, dramas and comedies from Denmark, Sweden, Finland, Germany, Belgium, France, Spain, Italy, Switzerland, Poland, The Netherlands, Russia, Georgia and Bulgaria,” he said.
“ We are very excited about the mix of movies available and we are confident that there’s something on offer for all tastes.
“There will be over 200 guests in Kilkenny for the festival, including over 50 brilliant European actors and some of the finest casting directors on the planet.”
Avoid disappointment and book your tickets now on the Subtitle website, subtitlefest.com, or at the box office on John Street.