Irish Focus

A country of smoky taverns where Guinness is always on tap, a country of green rain soaked rolling hills, a country of sad ballads about its eventful past, a country where Samuel Beckett is waiting for Godot, while James Joyce tries to hit on Molly Bloom and Roddy Doyle plays saxophone with the Commitments. Ireland, or Poblacht na hEireann, is president of the European Union for the first half of 2013. Reason enough for the BIFFF to put the spotlights on this Celtic pearl that not only excels in music and literature, but also shines on the silver screen. For twelve days the river Shannon will flow through Brussels with our tribute to a country that has given us actors and directors such as Jim Sheridan, Pierce Brosnan, Gabriel Byrne, Daniel Day-Lewis, Colin Farrell… and Neil Jordan, who’ll do us the honor and the immense pleasure of opening this year’s BIFFF !