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One Night in Millstreet is This Year’s Irish Gala at the 68th Cork International Film Festival

Cork International Film Festival has announced three prestige titles in advance of the unveiling of the full programme of its 68th edition, including the World Premiere of Andrew Gallimore’s highly anticipated documentary ‘One Night in Millstreet’ for this year’s Irish Gala.

The film will bring the Cork audience a reminder of an extraordinary and spectacular event that took place over the St. Patrick’s weekend of 1995, a world championship boxing match deep in the countryside of County Cork. ‘One Night in Millstreet’ not only relives the titanic contest that took place in the Green Glens Arena, but also marks the trajectory of the two competitors. The preening, self-regarding, and mentally formidable Super Middleweight Champion, Chris Eubank, and the hungry challenger from Cabra, Steve Collins. The World Premiere will be attended by the filmmakers and special guests.

‘One Night in Millstreet’ is directed by two-time Best Sports Doc IFTA winner Andrew Gallimore. The World Premiere which will take place on November 11th in The Everyman, Cork, with tickets on sale from Friday 6th October. The film is proudly supported by Fís Éireann/Screen Ireland.

Additionally, the festival has announced that the Opening Gala of the 2023 Festival will be the Irish Premiere of ‘Poor Things’, the award-winning, critically acclaimed new film from Yorgos Lanthimos, produced by Irish company Element Pictures. The Opening Night Gala takes place at Cork Opera House on Thursday November 9th. The final film to be announced this week is the international premiere of feature film ‘Brave The Dark’, by filmmaker Damian Harris, which will take place in The Everyman, Cork on November 11th.

Cork International Film Festival is Ireland’s first and largest film festival and celebrates its 68th anniversary edition in November 2023. The Festival is proudly supported by Principal Funder The Arts Council, along with Cork City Council, Fís Éireann/Screen Ireland, Creative Europe MEDIA, BAI, ESB Energy for Generations Fund, Future Planet, and UCC.

The 68th edition of the Festival will screen over 200 films and events across Cork city and county with an expanded programme from November 9th – 26th 2023. More information on the Cork International Film Festival’s website.

Source: Fís Éireann/Screen Ireland

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