Edinburgh Irish Film Festival gets underway
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Edinburgh Irish Film Festival gets underway

EDINBURGH'S Irish film festival got underway at the weekend with a screening of Ken Loach's acclaimed film The Wind That Shakes the Barley.

The festival, which runs until March 1, aims to generate new perspectives and critical debates about Ireland's past and how it has been represented onscreen.

This series comprises landmark films about Irish society and aims to generate new perspectives and critical debates about Ireland’s past and how it has been represented onscreen.

Irish films being shown at the festival include:

  • Good Vibrations - Feb 1st at 2.30pm
  • Hunger - Feb 15th at 3.15pm
  • Kings - March 1st at 3.15pm
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Each showing will be followed by a panel discussion and Q&A featuring filmmakers, historians and other commentators, and chaired by Dr Niall Whelehan and Dr Enda Delaney of the University of Edinburgh.

The festival's screenings will take place at the Filmhouse in Edinburgh.