After last year’s debut, the Focus On section returns in the fourth edition of the Cisterna Film Festival. “Focus on” stems from the desire to deepen those realities that are culturally and geographically far from ours, in order to know these countries through the eyes of their cinematography.

This time, the country chosen is Ireland. Starting from 9.00 pm, the opening night of July 19th will be dedicated to screen the selection of Irish short films. The event will take place inside the historic Palazzo Caetani. The films in this section come from the selection made by the Irish Film Festa, a festival born in 2007 with the aim of promoting Irish filmmaking in Italy. Created and directed by Susanna Pellis, an Irish film specialist, the Irish Film Festa takes place at the Casa del Cinema in Rome and presents new films in preview and recovers some unpublished classics.

Focus on Ireland also boast the patronage of the Irish Embassy in Italy, showing clearly that this initiative is an excellent opportunity of collaboration with the institutions representing the countries chosen for this section.

This is the selection of the short films in program:

Boogaloo & Graham (Northern Ireland, 2014, 14 ‘) by Michael Lennox
The date (Ireland, 2017, 16 ‘) by Selina Cartmell
Gridlock (Ireland, 2016, 20 ‘) by Ian Hunt Duffy
Late afternoon (Ireland, 2017, 9 ‘) by Louise Bagnall
Lava Lisa (Ireland, 2017, 10 ‘) by Edward Cleary
Native (Ireland, 2017, 14 ‘) by Linda Bhreathnach
Second to none (Ireland, 2016, 7 ‘) by Vincent Gallagher