Award-winning Irish Films at the Sydney Film Festival

It’s always interesting to find an Irish film at a film festival, but this year’s Sydney Film Festival is offering three, all award-winning.

News of the Irish language film The Quiet Girl (An Cailín Ciúin) has been circulating in Irish language communities in Australia. The film won the main prize at the 2022 Irish Film and Television Awards in March along with eight other awards, including Best Director in Colm Bairéad. Now Sydneysiders and visitors to Sydney can see it on Thursday June 16 and Friday June 17 at the State Theatre and on Saturday June 18 at the Hayden Orpheum Cremorne.

The film Young Plato is a documentary about an inspiring Northern Ireland schoolteacher. It won a Special Jury Award at Thessaloniki Documentary Festival this year in Greece and the Best Feature Documentary at the Irish Film and Television Awards. The documentary is showing on Monday June 13 at Event Cinemas George Street and on Tuesday June 14 at the Hayden Orpheum Cremorne.

The film It Is In All of Us, a thriller set in Donegal, is the directorial debut of Antonia Campbell-Hughes. It made its world premiere at the 2022 SXSW Film Festival in Austin, Texas where it won a Special Jury Prize for Extraordinary Cinematic Vision. It can be seen at the Ritz Cinema on Friday June 10 and Event Cinemas George Street on Sunday June 12.

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