Irish Film Days 2022 - "Dating Amber"
News28 September 2022
The Embassy concluded September with the third screening of the Irish Film Days Series at Spazju Kreattiv in Valletta. This series was announced by President Michael D. Higgins during his State Visit to Malta in May this year.
All screenings are free of charge and have been organised in collaboration with the Irish Film Institute, Culture Ireland, Arts Council Ireland, and Spazju Kreattiv – Malta's Centre for Creativity.
The first film screening was preceded by an introduction and welcome to by Ambassador Caroline Whelan, as her first official event since becoming Ambassador of Ireland to Malta.
Set-in Ireland during the mid-90’s, Eddie and Amber (both 17) are in the closet about their sexuality and decide to stage a relationship in order to stop everyone speculating. Eddie is keen to follow his Dad into the military, while Amber dreams of moving to the liberal hub of London. However, their ‘ideal’ arrangement begins to fall apart, forcing Eddie deeper into denial as Amber realises that a perilous future awaits her best friend unless she intervenes. DATING AMBER is a love letter to all those kids who grew up in a small town and who needed to escape in order to be themselves.
The Embassy was delighted that this film, which was screened during Pride Month in Malta, was very well received by the audience. Watch the Embassy's social media accounts for information on our fourth and final screening of the year.