Bringing together a wide range of football films, from much-loved English-language classics like The Van, The Damned United and Bend it Like Beckham, to arthouse gems like Zidane: A 21st Century Portrait, The Beautiful Game offers a smorgasbord of football-themed films for fans to enjoy.
Each film will be preceded by archive footage of a classic Irish football moment, right from the earliest international recorded on film (Ireland v Wales in 1906) to the iconic penalty that put Ireland into the quarter finals at Italia ’90.
With each screening featuring stars from the world of film and football, The Beautiful Game is an exciting celebration of one of the world’s great sporting events.
The Festival presents The Van as part of The Beautiful Game, a season of football films in conjunction with Dublin City Council’s EURO 2020 Project Office, the FAI and the Dept. of Transport, Tourism & Sport.