Star of The Bridge mini-series and a number of major films, Kim Bodnia was at last year's Subtitle Film Festival in Kilkenny
Stars of the silver screen will shine brightly in Kilkenny as the city gets ready to host the latest instalment of a major film festival.
Starting on Monday, Kilkenny will play host to Ireland’s only film festival of popular subtitled European films, Subtitle.
People can watch award-winning comedies, thrillers and dramas in cost venues around the city. You will also have a chance to rub shoulders with some of Europe’s biggest film stars will be here, including a number of actors from Game Of Thrones and other major productions.
Subtitle brings together a selection of European film that invites you to see cinema in a whole new way.
Most of the films at the festival have never been screened in Irish cinemas and 14 of them are Irish premieres.
The most talked about film last year were the two preview screenings of the Finnish epic, Unknown Soldier, Aku Louhimies’s extraordinary picture has taken in over €15 million in Finland. Subtitle is delighted to have an opportunity to present it again.
Other highlights include Stéphane Brizé’s electric film, At War, Pierre Salvatori’s screwball comedy, The Trouble with You and compelling debuts from Danila Kozlovsky (Coach) and Eva Trobisch (All Good).
Starting from Monday a total of 22 films will be screened at venues across the city. There will be drama, thrillers and comedies from France, Germany, Russia, Belgium, Finland, Spain, Portugal, Italy, Sweden, Romania and Switzerland.
One of the leading attractions will be Mad About Melikyan, which celebrates the work of the Armenian-Russian director, Anna Melikyan. Anna will be in Kilkenny to present three of her films: Mermaid Star, and About Love.
Festival organisers have lots of special offers on tickets, so movie buffs are invited to come and enjoy a magical week of film in Kilkenny.