Galway Film Fleadh: Folds, Afghan Dreamer and Hold Me Tight
The Galway Film Fleadh is back with inspiring and entertaining films & events in Galway from July 5th to 10th!
The 34th Galway Film Fleadh will feature Klostés Folds, Afghan Dreamers and Hold Me Tight at Town Hall Theatre.
Klostés Folds at 4pm
Klostės, translated as pleats or folds, is a black-and-white non-verbal feature film created by the people of Kaunas, Lithuania, and Irish artist Aideen Barry. The film was commissioned by Kaunas 2022, The European Capital of Culture. It takes inspiration from architectural modernism and the hidden histories associated with the unique building heritage of Lithuania’s former capital.
Klostės is Barry’s debut feature, created through collaboration with hundreds of citizens of the inter-war modernist city of Kaunas – a city that has suffered the ravages and dark legacies of war, occupation and colonial infringement, to rise and reinvent itself.
Followed by Q&A with director Aideen Barry.
Afghan Dreamers at 6pm
An all-girls’ robotics team in Afghanistan risks it all to prove that it can compete against anyone in the world, and demonstrates that girls can become scientists and engineers instead of teenage brides.
Working in secret under Taliban rule, the high-school-aged team members struggle in the face of immense odds and ever-present danger, and single-handedly begin to change perceptions in this entrenched Islamic culture.
The film focuses on three team members – Fatemah, Somaya, and Lida – all of whom are fiercely determined to follow their passions and become role models for the next generation. Afghan Dreamers is a film that dares to ask if a better future is possible for women in a country like theirs.
Followed by Q&A with director David Greenwald, producer David Cowan, and guests.
Hold Me Tight at 9pm
Followed by Q&A with the actor Vicky Krieps.
Mathieu Amalric’s 6th turn as director is an adaptation of Claudine Galea’s play I Am Coming Back From Far.
Clarisse (played beautifully by Vicky Krieps), a mother and wife, abruptly abandons the family house, her husband Marc (Arieh Worthalter) and their pre-teen children, Lucie and Paul. As she drives away making her escape, her imagination runs wild – she imagines them going about their daily lives, she imagines her return, their death… Are these stories real, memories or fantasy? Has she even really left?
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