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Sydney Film Festival Selects Irish Shorts
07 Jun 2005 :

Martin McDonagh’s short film ‘Six Shooter’ and Stephen Burke's ‘Boris’ have been selected for official screening at the 52nd Sydney Film Festival, scheduled to run from the 10th – 25th of June 2005.

The 27minute short ‘Six Shooter’ stars Brendan Gleeson, David Wilmot and Ruaidhri Conroy. The film follows a sad train journey home through rural Ireland where an older man, whose wife has just died that morning, encounters a strange and possibly psychotic young oddball. His outlandish words and actions set in motion a chain of events that lead inexorably to the tale's dark and dangerous conclusion. Described as “a black and bloody Irish comedy”. The film won the Best Irish Short Award at the Foyle Film Festival, Best First Short at the Cork Film Festival and was nominated for a BAFTA Best Short.

Stephen Burkes 4minute film ‘Boris’ stars Apres Match comedian Gary Cooke, Tomás O'Suilleabháin and Eamon Hunt. Set in Shannon Airport, September 1994. Boris Yeltsin lands in Ireland, but the delegation is none too impressed.

Both shorts will accompany feature screenings at the Sydney festival which opens on the 10th of June with the Australian premiere of Pawel Pawlikowski's ‘My Summer of Love’.

www.sydneyfilmfestival.org



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