The second edition of the Festival du film celtique will take place at the Cité internationale des arts in Paris on the evenings of 11 and 12 April. Feature and short films from Scotland and Wales will be shown, with lots of opportunity to talk to filmmakers. There are a few invitations available.
On Monday 11 April, the film will be Limbo by Ben Sharrock won two prizes at the Dinard Film festival and several Scottish BAFTAs. Its subject is particularly timely: the situation of people who have asked for refugee status in the UK and are “in limbo” while waiting for their application to be processed. They aren’t allowed to work and are housed wherever space can be found. In this case, on a remote island in the Scottish Western Isles. The film focuses on Omar, a young Syrian oud player who has had to leave his family behind, and a miscellaneous group of other refugees. Amir El-Masry, who plays Omar, will speak to the audience and answer their questions after the showing.
On 12 April, there will be two short films from Wales, including the Oscar-nominated "Affairs of the Art", an animated film about a factory worker, Beryl, who is obsessed with making art.
Celtic Film Festival
11-12 April 2022, 6.45 p.m.
Cité des arts, Paris
There are a few invitations left for public. You can register here.
Limbo will be on general release on 4 May.