British & Irish Film Festival Luxembourg 2023

By Geoff Thompson  for Festival Events ASBL, September 04 2023
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Festival Events Asbl has announced the launch of its British & Irish Film Festival Luxembourg 2023 (Autumn edition), which will take place from 13 to 28 September in the Cinémathèque and Ciné Utopia.

The festival provides a unique opportunity for viewers to experience various new films from the UK and Ireland before their release in Luxembourg, and vote in the Audience Award.  The organiser will screen 12 feature-length films from a cross-section of genres, mainly representing independent cinema. The organiser will also screen five short films, host a seminar, and launch a Young Filmmaker Competition.

This year’s festival opens with Irish comedy drama “The Miracle Club”, and will close with the English production “The Outfit”, a tense drama set in gangland Chicago. Either side of the festival, “Little Duke” (filmed in Luxembourg), Agatha Christie’s “A Haunting in Venice”, and “Mending the Line” will be screened, with a special shorts evening (including the Oscar-winning “An Irish Goodbye” and the Oscar-nominated “The Red Suitcase” from Luxembourg).  Appearing in-person this year are Sunlight’s lead actor Barry Ward (20 September), Little Duke’s director Andy Bausch (17 September), Fergus O’Farrell’s sister Lydia Little for Breaking Out (21 September), The Ghost of Richard Harris director Adrian Sibley (21 September), and three short film directors (28 September).

There will be both an Audience Award and an audience prize, where two audience award voters will win either a magnum of crémant from Bernard-Massard or a hamper from Home from Home. Association Luxembourgeoise de la Presse Cinématographique (ALPC) members will vote for the critics’ award. Geoff Thompson, Festival Organiser and President of Festival Events Asbl, stated: “The festival’s evolution to a Spring Edition and an Autumn Edition is working well. Attendance numbers were very encouraging in March, and we hope that our traditional September slot will continue to see our audience numbers grow.

We are thrilled at the line-up for the Autumn Edition, and excited to be joined by some special guests, who are coming over for post-screening Q&A’s.  Tickets cost between €3.70 and €9.00 for screenings at Cinémathèque, and €10 for Ciné Utopia (Under 12s for Little Duke are €7). Season specials are €35 and give entrance to any five festival films at Cinémathèque. The documentary double-bill for The Ghost of Richard Harris and Breaking Out are €15. Tickets can be purchased from luxembourg- (A Haunting in Venice available on, and all film and festival information is on the British & Irish Film Festivals social media pages and website

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