RTÉ is to showcase a number of Irish films from this weekend as part of its Ireland On Screen season in association with the Irish Film Board.
The season will include network TV premieres of Neil Jordan’s fantasy drama ‘Ondine’; wedding comedy ‘Happy Ever Afters’ and Irish director Ian Power’s ‘The Runway’.
Other Irish hits such as ‘Dancing at Lughnasa’, ‘Song for a Raggy Boy’ and ‘Michael Collins’ will also be shown over a two week period beginning tomorrow night with director Jim Sheridan’s ‘The Boxer’ on RTÉ One.
Dermot Horan, director of broadcast & acquisitions, with RTÉ Television, said: “We are delighted to be working with the Irish Film Board again on this Ireland on Screen initiative and to also continue our investment in this key Irish industry. We hope this broad selection of exciting and popular Irish films will appeal to a wide range of viewers.”
RTÉ’s most recent Irish film investments, along with the IFB and BAI, include ‘Run and Jump’ from Samson Films which was filmed earlier this summer and an adaptation of ‘The Sea’ from acclaimed Irish writer John Banville.
James Hickey, chief executive of the Irish Film Board, added: “It’s really important to us that Irish films find an audience not only in cinemas but through other media including television. We are especially pleased to see so many IFB funded feature films supporting Irish talent in the line-up.”
The Ireland On Screen broadcast schedule on RTÉ One is:
Saturday 18th August at 11.30pm
‘Happy Ever Afters’
Sunday 19th August at 9.30pm
‘His & Hers’
Tuesday 21st August at 11.25pm
Wednesday 22nd August at 9.35pm
Thursday 23rd August at 10.15pm
‘Dancing at Lughnasa’
Friday 24th August at 10.40pm
‘In The Name of the Father’
Saturday 25th August at 10.15pm
‘Conspiracy Of Silence’
Saturday 25th August at 00.40am
Sunday 26th August at 9.30pm
Monday 27th August at 9.35pm
‘Song For A Raggy Boy’
Friday 31st August at 10.35pm