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On Sunday night, March 12th, the movie “A Date for Mad Mary” was screened at Cinematheque Tel Aviv, opening Irish Film Week. The movie is one of five different films that will be played in Tel-Aviv, Haifa, and Jerusalem.

Irish Film Week is an annual event bringing some of the best Irish films to international audiences. This year’s festival will be from March 12-17. The films that will be shown include A Date for Mad May; Glass Land; Viva; Born and Reared (documentary), and The wall (documentary).

At Sunday’s screening, H.E. Ambassador Alison Kelly introduced the festival, welcoming the guests and announcing the lineup of films to be shown to the audience. Among the guests in attendance were Zvi Gabi, Israel’s first Ambassador to Ireland, who founded the Israeli Embassy in Ireland in 1996, Slovenian Ambassador to Israel H.E. Ms. Barbara Sušnik, H.E. Mr. Werner Matias Romero, the Ambassador of the Republic of El Salvador, and H.E. Mr. Jesper Vahr, Ambassador of the Kingdom of Denmark.

According to Ambassador Kelly, this year’s Irish Film Week “highlights the diversity of modern Irish film from the dark comedy of "A Date for Mad Mary" to the powerful drama of ‘Viva.,” and “showcases the best of young Irish talent including director Mark O'Halloran (Viva) and actor Jack Raynor.”

Photo Silvia G Golan