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Irish talent features strongly at Tribeca Film Festival

The tenth anniversary of the festival will see a strong line-up of Irish premieres, films and talent.

Brendan Gleeson stars in The Guard.
Brendan Gleeson stars in The Guard.
Image: Victoria Will/AP/Press Association Images

ROBERT DE NIRO’S Tribeca Film Festival in New York has selected a strong line-up of Irish premieres, films and talent for this year’s event.

The festival will host the world premiere of the Irish feature film Lotus Eaters, directed by Alexandra McGuinness, along with New York premiere of The Guard starring Brendan Gleeson and Don Cheadle – which preformed well at the Sundance Film Festival.

McGuinness said “We’re thrilled to be having the world premiere screening of Lotus Eaters at the Tribeca Film Festival. It’s a privilege to be included in the Viewpoints Programme alongside such an unusual and exciting mix of films and filmmakers, I just hope I have time to see some of the other movies while I’m out there”.

Irish short films Noreen – Domhnall Gleeson’s directorial debut - and Pentecost will be screened, along with Lance Daly’s new US film, The Good Doctor, and a feature documentary on Glen Hansard and Marketa Irglova, The Swell Season.

Commenting on the selection Programming Director David Kwok who visited Ireland earlier this year said “I believe you will see the rich variety and quality of the films and talent that we are presenting at Tribeca this year. The program is about both discovery and showcasing a broad range of filmmaking to our eclectic and diverse audiences who are passionate about film.”

The Tribeca Film Festival will take place in New York City 20 April – 1 May.

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