The Mighty Celt at the Espoo Ciné International Film Festival
Posted at 4:15 PM (PDT) on Friday, August 19, 2005
XVI Espoo Ciné International Film Festival: August 23rd–28th, 2005 (FINLAND)
Espoo Ciné is an international film festival, arranged annually in August at the Espoo Cultural Centre, Tapiola.
The 16th edition of Espoo Ciné International Film Festival will once again screen an extensive selection of the best of contemporary European cinema. In addition to European fare, the festival lineup also includes a number of cinematic gems from Hong Kong, Canada and the United States.
The festival programme consists of six themes: Espoo Ciné Selection, Documentary programme, Pink Zone, Méliès d’Argent competition programme, films for children & the young, and Finnish gems.
Films for children & the young
The films from abroad screened in the children and youth programme comprise a selection of important cinematic works previously unseen in Finland. ...Social conflicts form the background for films directed at slightly older audiences: ...the coming-to-age story of the 14-year old Donal, The Mighty Celt, is concerned with the political turmoil of Northern Ireland.