British & Irish Film Season
27 September 2016
(Place du Theatre in Luxembourg city centre)
In collaboration with the Ireland Luxembourg Chamber of Commerce (ILCC), the British & Irish Film Season (BIFS) 2016 will feature an evening seminar addressing co-productions between Ireland and Luxembourg. Guy Daleiden, Director of Film Fund Luxembourg, will deliver a keynote address on the framework collaboration by highlighting the lead up to the formal collaboration agreement and its subsequent success. The event will also include a panel discussion with contributions from Sean McCormack (animation): Two By Two / Ooops Noah is Gone (2015, co-production); Bernard Michaux (drama): The Runway (2010, co-production); Stephan Roelants (animation; Oscar nominated): Song of the Sea (2014, co-production). In addition will be Laurent Witz (short animation; Oscar winner): Mr Hublot (2013) – including “The making of Mr Hublot”.
Following the seminar, a networking reception will be held, then the screening of Property of the State in the presence of the director, Kit Ryan.
Synopsis: Based on true events that shocked the nation in the 1990s, the film tells the story of a mentally disturbed young man as seen through the eyes of his sister. Piece by piece she threads together the events that ultimately lead to the harrowing murders of a young mother, her child and a local priest in an East Clare forest. A chilling tale that ask questions about how and why the state appeared to do little or nothing to help him when it was clear he was not well.
18:00 Welcome desk / registration open
18:30 ILCC Seminar on Ireland-Luxembourg co-productions
20:00 Networking Reception
20:30 Screening of Property of the State
22:15 Q&A with Kit Ryan, Director