Stars like Vicky Krieps from “Old” and Mike Newell, who directed “Harry Potter and the Goblet of Fire,” will be at the Galway Film Festival in Ireland next month.
Krieps will be there to talk about her new movie, “Hold Me Tight,” directed by “The Grand Budapest Hotel” director Mathieu Amalric. Newell will be there to celebrate the 30th anniversary of his movie “Into the West,” which starred Gabriel Byrne and Ellen Barkin and came out in 1992. Along with Newell, other people involved in making the movie, like writer Jim Sheridan, will be there to talk about it.
The 34th festival, which runs from July 5th to 10th, will have 18 world premieres and 32 new Irish films.
“Tarrac,” by Declan Recks, stars Kelly Gough, Lorcan Crantich, and Cillian Ó Gairbhí. “The Sparrow,” by Michael Kinirons, stars Éanna Hardwicke from “Normal People,” “Luther” star David O’Hara, and newcomer Ollie West.
Danielle Galligan from “Game of Thrones” also stars with Hardwicke in the world premiere of “Lakelands.”
“Nothing Compares,” a biopic about Sinéad O’Connor, as well as “Atomic Hope: Inside the Pro-Nuclear Movement” and “Piano Dreams” by Gary Lennon, will all be shown for the first time at the festival.
In the World Cinema section, films from Finland and Ukraine are shown. The festival ends with “Carol of the Bells,” a period drama about surviving in Ukraine before and after World War II. Yana Koroliova, who played a prominent role in the movie, now lives in Ireland.
Will Fitzgerald, who is in charge of programming for the festival, said, “This year’s event will have 80 notable international and Irish feature films. One-fourth of those are new to the world. There are over 100 new shorts and 32 first-time feature directors among the films chosen. As always, we try to be a launching pad for new talent and a platform for diverse and new voices in cinema.