This year's Subtitle European Film festival in Kilkenny city will screen new films from Norway, Sweden, Germany, Finland, and Romania between November 24 and 30.

Subtitle is the world’s only festival of exclusively European subtitled films. The opening film is the Dardenne brothers’ powerful drama, Two Days, One Night, starring Marion Cotillard, which was shown earlier this year at the IFI.

The festival closes with The Tribe, the Ukrainian drama which won the Grand Prix at Cannes earlier this year.

Myroslav Slaboshpytskiy's debut feature focuses on a gang of deaf-mute students whose extra-curricular activities include robbery, prostitution and aggravated assault.

Highlights of this year’s programme include a number of Irish premieres, among them the Norwegian film Nokas, A Coffee in Berlin from Germany, Heart of a Lion from Finland, Stockholm Stories from Sweden and the Spanish comedy, Three Many Weddings.

Polish masterpiece Ida, Paolo Sorrentino’s stunning, fictional homage to Rome, La Grande Bellezza or The Great Beauty, and Romanian Silver-Bear-winning drama, Child’s Pose will also be shown.

Over 25 guests will attend including Dutch star Carice Van Houten (Black Book, Game of Thrones), Danish actors Kim Bodnia (The Bridge, Love Is All You Need), Morten Suurballe (The Killing, The Bridge) and Allan Hyde (True Blood).

Also making appearances are Spanish rising star Laia Costa, French-Algerian actor, Slimane Dazi (A Prophet, Only Lovers Left Alive) and the award-winning German actor Richard Sammel (Inglorious Basterds, Casino Royale). One of Russia's finest actors, Yuri Kolokolnikov, who featured prominently in this season's Game of Thrones, will also be in Kilkenny.

Festival venues include The Set at Langton’s, the intimate Cleere’s. The Cinemobile will show Pioneer from Norway, Of Horses and Men from Iceland and a ‘secret screening’ from Finland. Free admission (tickets required) to all three screenings on Wednesday November 26.

visit www.subtitlefest.com, or connect via Facebook /subtitlefest or Twitter @SubtitleFest. The box office at 14 John Street opens on Friday November 21. Tel: +353 (0)56 7763837 E: info@subtitlefest.com

Read Paddy Kehoe's review of La Grande Bellezza here

And watch the trailer for The Tribe