British & Irish Film Season (BIFS) 2016

From September 21th to October 1st in Luxembourg (Ciné Utopia and the Cinémathèque)

This coming 10 days, grab the chance to see 15 screenings of mainly independent film productions from England, Ireland, Scotland, Wales and the IoM (Isle of Man).


Tomorrow, the opening ceremony of the 7th annual BIFS will take place at Utopia at 7 pm with “Whisky Galore”, a comedy drama about whisky rationing on an isolated Scottish island at the height of WWII.


Regarding the programme, many drama as well as documentaries are to be seen, this first week (end) already:

“The Islands and the Whales” (Cinémathèque, 8:30 pm September 22th) takes us to the Faroe Islands and their traditional hunting of seabirds and pilot whales. To discuss further the topic, you will have the chance to attend a Q&A session with its director Mike Day. Watch trailer here.

“Bliss!” (Cinémathèque 6:30 pm September 23th), follows a teenager running away to find her long lost father in Scandinavia. To carry on in the evening, don’t miss “The Carer” (Cinémathèque 8:30 pm September 23th), a smartly comedy drama about a relation between a retired stage actor and its young Hungarian carer aspiring to be on the stage. Watch trailer here.

Enjoy “Adult Life Skills” (Ciné Utopia 7 pm, September 24th), a comedy drama focusing on the soon-to-be 30 Anna, stuck in her mother’s garden shed and in her personal life, struggling after her twin brother’s dead to find her own way of life. Watch trailer here.

For some exoticism, go discover the Welsh language thriller “The Library Suicides” (Ciné Utopia 7 pm, September 25th) – don’t freak out, there will be english subtitles – about twins who seek to find the truth behind their mother’s supposed suicide. Watch trailer here.

Practical details :

Do buy you tickets online in advance on the BIFS website, and organise yourself well, as there is only one screening for each movie.

Season Special Tickets at €25 for 5 films.

For a full list of films (incl posters, synopses & trailers) and special guests, the programme and ticketing, as well as the Shorts Workshop and Ireland-Luxembourg co-operation agreement, plus the Young Journalist Competition, the Audience Award, the ALPC Critics’ Award and the Audience prize, see

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