Country : IE
Genre : Sports documentary
Duration : 70 mins
Directed by : Jason Branagan
Starring : n/a
Synopsis : The story of the first Irish bobsleigh team to take part in the Olympics on the dream of an Irishman from London and a shoestring budget,with the shadow of sports politics hanging in the background.
In 1986, Larry Tracey took it upon himself to form the Irish Bobsleigh and Luge Association. He recruited a group of elite Irish rowers and set his sights on qualifying the team for the 1988 Winter Olympics in Calgary (where the famous Jamaican bobsleigh team became heroes). Having achieved qualification for the games, the stage was set for an historic Olympic debut. But one thing stood in their way - the Olympic Council of Ireland.
The director Jason Branagan will participate (remotely) in a post-screening Q&A
About : The 11th annual British & Irish Film Festival Luxembourg takes place from 118-26 September 2020 at the Cinémathèque, Ciné Utopia & Kinepolis-Kirchberg, screening films from England, Ireland, Scotland, Wales and Northern Ireland. See www.bifilmseason.lu for details.
Season Specials (€35) and Ticket Bundles (€15 / €20) are available by contacting Luxembourg-ticket.lu by tel: 470895-1 (Mon-Fri: 10:00-18:30)
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