'My Brothers' to open event; Benning, Daldry to attend
LONDON — The 22nd Galway Film Fleadh (Gaelic for “festival”) has announced its lineup, with thesp Annette Bening, scribe Ronald Harwood and helmer Stephen Daldry among the guests.
This year’s fest, which runs from July 6-11, will open with Paul Fraser’s directorial debut “My Brothers” and close with Oren Moverman’s “The Messenger.”
“My Brothers,” penned by scribe Will Collins who won the fest’s 3,000 pound ($3,690) Pitching Award in 2007, follows three young brothers who search to replace their dying father’s watch.
Iraqi war pic “The Messenger,” penned by Alessandro Camon, stars Ben Foster, Woody Harrelson, Samantha Morton, Jena Malone and Steve Buscemi.
Bening will be at the fest to head up its Actors Masterclass while “The Reader” helmer Stephen Daldry will deliver the Directors Masterclass and “The Pianist” scribe Ronald Harwood will deliver the Writers Masterclass.
And “Toy Story 3” helmer Lee Unkrich and producer Darla K. Anderson will be at the fest to discuss the franchise. The pic will also screen at the fest.