The eighth edition of the Irish Film Days Festival will take place on October 27th and October 28th at Cinema Elvire Popesco.

Films to be screened include You’re Ugly Too, directed by Mark Noonan (Thursday, 27 October) and Sing Street directed by John Carney (Friday, 28 October), and a block of shorts – Love is a Sting directed by Vincent Gallagher (Thursday, 27 October) and Stutterer directed by Benjamin Cleary (Friday, 28 October).

Screenings start at 20:00.  Tickets cost RON 10 to RON 15, and can be purchased at the entrance. The films will have Romanian subtitles.

The event is organized by the Embassy of Ireland to Romania, with the support of the Irish Film Institute, Culture Ireland and the Arts Council, in partnership with the Romanian Cultural Institute, French Institute and Colorfilm.

You’re Ugly Too is a comedy drama that tells the story of Stacey, who, after her mother’s death, moves with her uncle Will to a remote region in the Irish midlands. As the two cautiously get to know each other, they have to deal with the dark shadows of the past. Romanian actor George Piştereanu, who plays Tibor, will answer the audience’s questions in a Q&A session moderated by film critic Irina Margareta Nistor, following the screening.

Sing Street takes viewers back to 1980s Dublin where an economic recession forces Conor out of his comfortable private school and into survival mode at the inner-city public school where the kids are rough and the teachers are rougher. Combining Carney’s trademark warmth and humor with a punk rock edge, and featuring a memorable soundtrack with hits from The Cure, Duran Duran, The Police, and Genesis, Sing Street is an electrifying coming-of-age film that will resonate with music fans across the board.

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