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March 15, 2012, 9:45 p.m. | Movies — by Alyona Zhuk

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Alyona Zhuk

Those who haven’t had a chance to watch “Love Shorts” at Zhovten theater can still catch up, as well as drop by Kyiv cinema for a screening of “Shorts attack.”

However, “Jameson Irishfest” will be the main event for cinema lovers this week. It runs in English with Ukrainian subtitles. For the full schedule, check the Kyiv Post Going Out Guide and


Ireland 2011, 94’
Directed by Darragh Byrne

After spending some time abroad, Fred returns to his native Ireland, where he has nothing but his car, which is to become his home. Fortunately or not, Cathal, a young junkie, randomly parks his car near Fred’s, and a weird, but close friendship buds.

While Cathal convinces Fred to ask their new friend, a music teacher called Jules, out for a date, Fred struggles to keep Cathal off the needle.

Ireland/Great Britain 2010, 78’
Directed by Alexandra McGuiness

They are young, rich, but empty. They are thirty-something, and they spend their lives at posh parties in London clubs, drinking expensive champagne, discussing fashion and having random sex.

Alice, a former model, is doing her best to fit into this lifestyle. Unintentionally, she gets dragged into a love triangle with her on-and-off boyfriend Charlie and Felix, who lives with his naïve and needy girlfriend.

Ireland/USA 2011, 86’
Directed by Peter Flynn

Kalem Company, founded in New York in 1907, produced about 30 movies about Ireland, mostly shorts. Sidney Oclott, one of their directors, managed to shoot random people from Irish villages, which helped to show the true Ireland to the American audience a lot.
“The O’Kalems in Ireland” is a documentary about Kalem’s work.

Drama, Comedy
Ireland 2010, 95’
Directed by Ian Power

Based on a true story, this movie tells the story of 9-years-old Pako, who lives with his mother in a remote town, where nothing is happening. The boy truly believes that his father is a Spanish astronaut working for NASA. When Pako finds a crashed plane in the forest, he is sure it’s a spacecraft, and its South American pilot is his dad.

As Pako the only Spanish speaker around, he translates the pilot’s story in his own way.

Drama, Comedy
Ireland 2010, 90’
Directed by Paul Fraser

Three young brothers, 17-year-old Noel, 12-year-old Paudie and 7-year-old Scwally, go on a quest: they head off to a different town to find a replacement for his favorite watch. The father is on his deathbed, so the boys have very little time. They steal the local bread van and embark on their trip.
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