European Film Heritage Screening of Amélie at Kilkenny Castle
17 July 2019

European Film Heritage Screening of Amélie at Kilkenny Castle

  • Amélie Screening, Saturday 27th July, 8:30pm at Kilkenny Castle.
  • Cartoon Saloon’s short animation Late Afternoon will precede the main feature.
  • French-themed Reception from 7:15pm.
  • Booking: Contact Kilkenny Castle Events at kilkennycastleevents@opw.ie

Creative Europe Desk Ireland and the Office of Public Works request the pleasure of your company at an outdoor Screening of the French Film ‘Amélie’ in Kilkenny Castle on Saturday 27th July. This screening is one of thirteen screenings in cities across Europe as part of Creative Europe’s ‘A Season of Classic Films’ celebrating European Film Heritage. The screening is free to the people of Kilkenny as one of many events to celebrate 50 years of Kilkenny Castle in the care of the OPW. The event will take place in the outdoor courtyard of the iconic Kilkenny Castle. If the weather is inclement on the evening, the screening will move indoors to The Parade Tower in Kilkenny Castle. 

Speaking in advance of the event Rosemary Collier, Director of National Historic Properties with the OPW said: 

'The screening of Amélie at Kilkenny Castle promises to be a very special event taking place in the magnificent grounds of Kilkenny Castle. We are very proud that this prestigious event is taking place in Kilkenny Castle and that we are in a position to host it on this the 50thyear of the Castle being in the care of the OPW.'

Join us at 7.15pm for a French-themed Welcome Reception in advance of the film screening at 8.30pm. The audience will also be treated to a viewing of the Oscar-nominated short animation Late Afternoon from Kilkenny’s finest, Cartoon Saloon. Directed by Louise Bagnall, this beautiful film introduces us to Emily, an elderly woman (voiced by Fionnuala Flanagan) coping with dementia as she relives her memories of the past. Creative Europe MEDIA has proudly supported four Cartoon Saloon animated films: The Secret of Kells; Song Of The Sea, The Breadwinner and the upcoming feature, Wolfwalkers

Following this at 8.30pm, the French romantic light-hearted comedy, Amélie, will be shown. Directed by Jean-Pierre Jeunet, this 2001 quirky and enchanting film, features Audrey Tatou as a waitress in a Montmartre café who through her unique fantastical mind, decides to help those around her and discovers love along the way.

This special event is open to the public but places are limited. Booking is essential and tickets will be allocated on a first come first served basis. To book a place please contact Kilkenny Castle events at kilkennycastleevents@opw.ie