Irish Film Festival in Berlin: Shebeen Flick 2016

Irish Film Festival in Berlin: Shebeen Flick 2016

17th - 20th March 2016 Moviemento Berlin

For the 5th time Shebeen Flick festival brings a curated selection of current films from Ireland's vibrant film industry to Berlin.

From the 17th to the 20th March the Shebeen Flick Irish Film Festival will showcase current works from Ireland's pulsating film industry.

Starting on the Irish holiday – St. Patrick's, the festival will be showing 6 feature films and 6 short films in the oldest cinema in Berlin, the Moviemento.

Before every feature film a short film will be played. A large number of directors involved will be attending the screenings and available for Q&A sessions with the public after the feature.

Film highlights include:

• Bargaintown – Berlin Premiere & Discussion with directors David Jazay and Judith Klinger
• Glassland – Berlin Preview
• The Commitments - 25th Anniversary Screening (35mm rare print)

The film-like documentary Bargaintown will also be shown as part of the comprehensive, multi-layered long-term documentation “Dublin before the Tiger” from photographer David Jazay.

The Irish Film Institute has also made the classic “The Commitments” available in its original version.

Tickets are available now for the early bird price of €6,50.

About Shebeen Flick Festival

Shebeen Flick Irish Film Festival brings previously unseen current works from Ireland's vibrant film scene to Berlin.

Shebeen Flick began as a weekly film round up at the former Sheen Chic Bar in Dublin. The weekly event quickly became a unmissable event for Irish directors, film journalists and cinema buffs. 32 film showcases with Q&A sessions later, Fernanda Parente brought a selection of the best new Irish films to Berlin. These quickly became an integral part of the yearly festivities around St. Patrick's Day in the German capital.

Since 2012, Shebeen Flick yearly presents a curated selection of Irish films that have not previously enjoyed a German release as well as Irish classics. The festival, which takes place in numerous historical small cinemas is rounded off with an after show programme featuring meet and greets with the directors as well as Irish whisky tasting. Institutional partners include The Irish Film Institute and The Irish Embassy in Berlin. The festival is presented by Jameson Irish Whiskey and supported by Next Estate and The Coup.

Shebeen Flick is a must-go event for film buffs and culture lovers as well as for European and Irish migrants in Berlin. All films will be shown in their English language original versions.

A glimpse to the feature films

A film by David Jazay and Judith Klinger
16mm black and white, monaural sound Running time: 70 min Year: 1988 Country: Germany Produced by: HFF Munich with David Jazay

2015 restoration supported by Irish Film Institute and Goethe Institut Dublin.

Bargaintown poster


"Bargaintown" is a testament to the lives and opinions of a vanished Dublin, the last generation holding out on the Liffey quays, before a wave of modernisation swept
through the city.

Shot in 1988, it features interviews with shopkeepers, antique dealers and local residents, threatened by demolition, just shortly before the Celtic Tiger changed the very fabric of the inner city.

Highlights include an auction at Tormey brother's, shots of Temple Bar, a night of song and dance at the old Workingmen's club, and performances by veteran bluesman Frank Quigley.

A unique glimpse of working-class culture and community, in a city ravaged by emigration, bad planning, and poverty.

Dry wit and resilience, heartfelt sadness, and the power of music.

Gentrification before gentrification. Dublin before the Tiger.

“A remarkable departure from cinematic depictions of Ireland up to that point. Shots which are now precious, demonstrating the meaning that can be exacted from a film that has no intention other than to observe, and perhaps eventually remind.
Jazay’s greatest achievement was the significance he placed with the voices from within the environment.For an unobstructed, barely pre-Celtic Tiger depiction of life in Dublin, catch this documentary anytime you can.”
(Grace Corry, FilmIreland 2015)

Find photographic works from the long-time documentation "Dublin Before the Tiger" at David Jazay’s website

Irland 2014, 93Min, Gerard Barrett, cast: Jack Reynor, Toni Colette, Will Poulter

Toni and Jack - IFB, approved

In a desperate bid to save his mother from addiction and unite his broken family, John (Jack Reynor, Transformers: Age of Extinction, What Richard Did), a young taxi driver on the fringes of the criminal underworld, is forced to take a job which will see him pushed further into its underbelly.

Featuring knockout performances from its stellar cast, Glassland also stars Oscar nominee Toni Colette (Little Miss Sunshing, The Sixth Sense), Will Poulter (We’re the Millers, The Maze Runner, The Revenant) and is directed by the award-winning Gerard Barrett (Pilgrim Hill).

See Shebeen Flick program 2016

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