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Irish abortion drama 'Twice Shy' secures sales deal

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Irish abortion drama 'Twice Shy' secures sales deal
UK outfit picks up international rights to Galway Film Fleadh title.

International sales rights for Irish romance-drama Twice Shy have been picked up by 7&7 Producers’ Sales Service for the Marché du Film ahead of the film’s summer release by Wild Card Distribution in Ireland.

Featuring Ardal O’Hanlonand Pat Shortt, the film follows the journey of a young couple played by Shane Murray-Corcoran and newcomer Iseult Caseyas who travel to England for a legal abortion (the procedure is illegal in Ireland).

The film, which played at last year’s Galway, Indie Cork and Irish Screen America festivals, features a soundtrack including The Corrs, Gavin James and Ash.

Producer Fionn Gregor pulled the finance together from private sources in Ireland.

Maura Ford of 7&7 said: “We are excited to introduce Twice Shy at this year’s Marché and give the film the international exposure it deserves. Its subtle and engaging take on a very topical issue will resonate
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Twice Shy To Play At IndieCork Film Festival

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Twice Shy, an independent Irish film that tackles the topical subject of abortion is delighted to announce that is will screen in Los Angeles at the Irish Screen America festival in September, and at the Indie Cork Festival in Ireland in October. The film features top Irish talent such as Ardal O' Hanlon and Pat Shortt, with leading roles from Shane Murray-Corcoran and Iseult Casey, who makes her screen debut. Twice Shy successfully premiered to a packed audience at the Galway Film Fleadh in July, becoming one of the first films to sell out there. The film is a modern coming of age drama that revolves around a young, unmarried couple who set off on a road trip from Ireland to London as the result of an unplanned pregnancy. The film portrays their journey, through the ups and downs of their relationship and features support from a stellar cast including Ardal O’ Hanlon (Fr.
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Irish Indie Feature Twice Shy Selected For Irish Screen America 2016

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Following his award winning, micro budgeted first feature Trampoline, up and coming Irish director Tom Ryan is tackling the timely subject of abortion with Twice Shy, the intimate story of a young Irish couple who travel to London after an unplanned pregnancy. Starring Shane Murray Corcoran, Iseult Casey, Pat Shortt, Ardal O’Hanlon, the independent feature is in the early stages on it’s festival run with the news that has been selected as part of Irish Screen America’s 2016 program, rubbing the shoulders with other Irish features like the iconic documentary Queen of Ireland, Mammal, and Tiger Raid. But that’s not all, with Ryan set to pick up the festival’s inaugural Rising Star Award. Speaking of the decision, festival organiser Niall McKay: “When we saw Twice Shy at the Galway Film Fleadh, we recognised it as the kind of truly independent production Irish Screen America was
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Twice Shy To Screen At Galway Film Fleadh

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Twice Shy, an independent Irish film that tackles the topical subject of abortion, has been officially selected for the Galway Film Fleadh 2016. The film features top Irish talent such as Ardal O' Hanlon and Pat Shortt. Twice Shy is a modern, coming of age drama that revolves around a young, unmarried couple who set off on a road trip from Ireland to London, as the result of an unplanned pregnancy. The film charts the ups and downs of their relationship by juxtaposing their dramatic journey with flashbacks to happier times in their romance. Speaking of the story, director Tom Ryan said, “Although it's fundamentally a story about young love, Twice Shy will explore how an unplanned pregnancy can affect both parties in a relationship. We hope to do this in a relevant non-judgemental manner.” The film stars Shane Murray-Corcoran and Iseult Casey in the lead roles and features support from
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Song Of The Sea Movie Review

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Song Of The Sea Movie Review
Title: Song Of The Sea Director: Tomm Moore Genre: Animation Voices: Brendan Gleeson, Fionnula Flanagan, Lisa Hannigan, Pat Shortt. Nominated for an Academy Award for Best Animated Feature at the 87th Academy Awards in 2015, ‘Song Of The Sea’ is the latest gem produced by the Irish production company Cartoon Saloon. The story is set in the Emerald Isle (famous for its stories about fairies and Celtic creatures), during the 1980s. Ben is a ten year old who lives with his little sister Saoirse and father Conor in a lighthouse, on an island off the Irish coast. Bronach, their selkie mother, returned to the sea six years previously, leaving Ben [ Read More ]

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Haifaa Al-Mansour romance, culture-clash comedy get Ifb backing

Haifaa Al-Mansour romance, culture-clash comedy get Ifb backing
Haifaa Al-Mansour’s A Storm In The Stars and comedy Halal Daddy among those supported in latest funding round.

A culture-clash comedy set in Ireland’s first Halal meat factory is among the productions backed by the Irish Film Board (Ifb) in its latest round of funding decisions, which totals more than €3m.

Halal Daddy - the story of a young Muslim’s struggle to manage a rundown abattoir in the West of Ireland - has received a production funding commitment of €500,000.

It is one of a number of comedies backed by the Ifb as it faces the challenge of building on what has been a buoyant period for the Irish film industry, with a number of projects performing strongly throughout awards season. Comedy traditionally performs well with domestic audiences.

Halal Daddy will begin shooting in Sligo in early summer and was written by Conor McDermottroe (Swansong: Story Of Occi Byrne) and Mark O’Halloran (Adam & Paul
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Irish Indie Feature Twice Shy Nears Completion

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Twice Shy, an independent Irish movie, that tackles the topical subject of abortion, is near completion, after less than a year in production. The film features top Irish talent such as Ardal O' Hanlon and Pat Shortt. Twice Shy is a modern coming of age drama, that centres around a young couple who set off on a road trip from Ireland to London. The young, unmarried couple is played by Shane Murray Corcoran (King Arthur, Angelas Ashes) and Iseult Casey, who makes her debut on the big screen. They take the trip as the result of an unplanned pregnancy and have some life changing decisions to make. The film portrays their journey, through the ups and downs of their relationship, and features support from a stellar cast including Ardal O’ Hanlon (After Hours, Fr. Ted), Pat Shortt (The Guard, Garage), Mary Conroy (Ros na Run) and Paul Ronan (Love/Hate
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New clip from Song of the Sea

Ahead of its UK release this Friday, StudioCanal has debuted a new clip from director Tomm Moore’s acclaimed animated feature Song of the Sea entitled ‘Seanchaí’; check it out below after the poster and official synopsis…

See Also: Watch the trailer for Song of the Sea here

In this enchanting new story from the Academy Award-nominated director of The Secret of Kells, Ben and his little sister Saoirse—the last Seal-child—must embark on a fantastic journey across a fading world of ancient legend and magic in an attempt to return to their home by the sea. The film takes inspiration from the mythological Selkies of Irish folklore, who live as seals in the sea but become humans on land.

Song of the Sea is set for released July 10th and features the voice talents of David Rawle, Brendan Gleeson, Fionnula Flanagan, Lisa Hannigan, Pat Shortt, Liam Hourican, Jon Kenny,
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Pat Shortt And Ardal O’Hanlon Join Tom Ryan’s Twice Shy

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Filming is well under way for Twice Shy, director Tom Ryan’s follow-up to his debut indie feature, Trampoline, and he has announced two exciting new additions to his cast, with Pat Shortt (The Guard, Garage) and Ardal O’Hanlon (Father Ted) coming onboard the young director’s second feature, a comedy/drama about a young couple (Iseult Casey and Shane Murray-Corcoran) who set off on a road trip to London after an unplanned pregnancy. With shooting already having taken place in Dublin and Co. Tipperary, the production moves to London for its final phase of filming. Twice Shy is expect to hit the festival circuit in 2016.
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New clip from Song of the Sea

Tomm Moore’s (The Secret of the Kells) acclaimed animated feature Song of the Sea opens here in the UK next week, and StudioCanal has debuted a new clip entitled ‘Saoirse’, which you can watch below…

See Also: Watch the trailer for Song of the Sea here

In this enchanting new story from the Academy Award-nominated director of The Secret of Kells, Ben and his little sister Saoirse—the last Seal-child—must embark on a fantastic journey across a fading world of ancient legend and magic in an attempt to return to their home by the sea. The film takes inspiration from the mythological Selkies of Irish folklore, who live as seals in the sea but become humans on land.

Song of the Sea is set for released July 10th and features the voice talents of David Rawle, Brendan Gleeson, Fionnula Flanagan, Lisa Hannigan, Pat Shortt, Liam Hourican, Jon Kenny,
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Oscar nominated ‘Song of the Sea’ gets a UK trailer and poster

Set to open nationally in time for the summer holidays, director Tomm Moore’s Oscar nominated animated film Song of the Sea has just released its UK trailer and poster.

Featuring the voices of Brendan Gleeson, Fionnula Flanagan, David Rawle, Lisa Hannigan, Pat Shortt and Jon Kenny, Song of the Sea tells the story of Ben and his little selkie sister Saoirse who embark on a fantastical adventure across a magical world in an attempt to return to their home by the sea.

Accompanied by a mythically dreamlike score composed by Bruno Coulais (Coraline) and his The Secret of Kells collaborators, Irish band Kíla, it’s a breathtakingly beautiful animated film with an equally impressive narrative that will touch and captivate the whole family.

Don’t take my word for it – see for yourself below.

Song of the Sea opens in UK cinemas on July 10.

The post Oscar nominated ‘Song of the Sea
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New UK trailer and poster for Song of the Sea

Ahead of its release next month a new UK trailer and poster have arrived online Tomm Moore’s animated film Song of the Sea, which we have for you here…

In this enchanting new story from the Academy Award-nominated director of The Secret of Kells, Ben and his little sister Saoirse—the last Seal-child—must embark on a fantastic journey across a fading world of ancient legend and magic in an attempt to return to their home by the sea. The film takes inspiration from the mythological Selkies of Irish folklore, who live as seals in the sea but become humans on land.

Song of the Sea is set for released July 10th in the UK and features the voice talents of David Rawle, Brendan Gleeson, Fionnula Flanagan, Lisa Hannigan, Pat Shortt, Liam Hourican, Jon Kenny, Lucy O’Connell, Colm O’Snodaigh and Kevin Swierscz.
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Tomm Moore's Exquisite Animated Oscar Contender 'Song of the Sea' Hits Major Cities

Tomm Moore's Exquisite Animated Oscar Contender 'Song of the Sea' Hits Major Cities
Produced by the Ireland-based animation studio, Cartoon Saloon, and distributed by Gkids, "Song of the Sea" is an animated Oscar contender for its exquisite hand-drawn beauty and stirring story about the last Seal-child trapped between two worlds. It debuted in Toronto. Ben and his enchanted little sister Saoirse (a Selkie) are hurled into a fading world of ancient legend and magic as they attempt to return to their home by the sea. The film takes inspiration from the mythological Selkies of Irish folklore, who live as seals in the sea but become humans on land. "Song of the Sea" features the voices of Brendan Gleeson, Fionnula Flanagan, David Rawle, Lisa Hannigan, Pat Shortt, and Jon Kenny. The score is composed by Bruno Coulais and Irish band Kíla, who previously collaborated on "The Secret of Kells." "I had heard plenty of Selkie stories growing up and had seen the 'Secret of
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New trailer for Song of the Sea

Fresh from its nomination for Best Animated Feature at the 87th Academy Awards, a trailer has arrived online for Tomm Moore’s animated film Song of the Sea, which you can watch below after the official synopsis…

In this enchanting new story from the Academy Award-nominated director of The Secret of Kells, Ben and his little sister Saoirse—the last Seal-child—must embark on a fantastic journey across a fading world of ancient legend and magic in an attempt to return to their home by the sea. The film takes inspiration from the mythological Selkies of Irish folklore, who live as seals in the sea but become humans on land.

Song of the Sea is set for released July 10th in the UK and features the voice talents of David Rawle, Brendan Gleeson, Fionnula Flanagan, Lisa Hannigan, Pat Shortt, Liam Hourican, Jon Kenny, Lucy O’Connell, Colm O’Snodaigh and Kevin Swierscz.
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Queen & Country Review [Lff 2014]

Realizing you’re about to watch a new movie by the director of Point Blank, Deliverance and Zardoz is an odd experience. In his 81st year, we find John Boorman in a reflective mood, gazing into his own past and trying to assemble fragmented memories into a coherent whole. The result is Queen & Country, a loose sequel to his award-winning 1987 classic Hope & Glory.

That film followed Bill, a fictionalized childhood analogue of Boorman, through the chaos of London Blitz. Queen & Country picks up his story a decade later in 1951. Bill (Callum Turner) has just turned 18, making him eligible to be conscripted for two years of national service. Though just six years since Ve Day, the mood in the country has perceptibly shifted; the vague rumblings from Korea feeling inconsequential in comparison to the previous threat of wartime bombardment.

The majority of the film takes place within a training camp for conscripts somewhere near London.
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58th BFI London Film Festival Review – Queen & Country (2014)

Queen & Country, 2014.

Written and Directed by John Boorman.

Starring Callum Turner, Caleb Landry Jones, Pat Shortt, David Thewlis, Richard E. Grant, Vanessa Kirby and Tamsin Egerton.

Synopsis:

An Englishman who grew up in London during World War II joins the military to fight in the Korean War.

In 1987, Hope and Glory was released to a crescendo of positive praise, both commercially and critically. After many awards and nominations at the time, the film is now considered a British classic and now almost three decades later, writer/director John Boorman has returned behind the camera for Queen & Country, a semi-sequel that again is semi auto-biographical of the directors experiences when he was a young man.

Queen focuses on young Englishman Bill Rowan (Turner), a London-born man who grew up during World War II and decides to join the military soon after. Along with his best friend Percy (Landry Jones), they join
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‘Life’s a Breeze’ an Irish export that tells a funny story in a light and charming way

Life’s a Breeze

Written by Lance Daly

Directed by Lance Daly

Ireland, 2013

Greed is an interesting thing, one of the seven deadly sins which sometimes brings out the very worst in people. Money is a very attractive motivator and in desperate times, can turn good-natured individuals into devious scoundrels. The Irish dramedy Life’s a Breeze does focus on greed and the unfortunate effect it has on family but it does it in a way that is light and at times, rather farcical. It is a film about family, first and foremost, and how something as material as money can either bring the family together or tear it apart.

Nan (Fionnula Flannagan) is an aging woman living by her lonesome in gritty part of Dublin, Ireland. Her family consists of oddball slackers who mean well but end up irritating Nan to no end. The “leader” of the clan is
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Life's a Breeze Is a Bittersweet Working-Class Irish Comedy

Life's a Breeze Is a Bittersweet Working-Class Irish Comedy
Irish director Lance Daly's Life's a Breeze faces a curious dilemma. How to depict the degrading effects of poverty when your central character, 79-year-old grandmother Nan (Fionnula Flanagan), lives in squalor by choice, having saved up close to a million euros? Her problems begin when her extended family, realizing that she's a virtual contender for Hoarding: Buried Alive, throws out most of her possessions, including the mattress where she's stashed the money. Led by her dim son Colm (Pat Shortt), they then go on a wild chase in search of it. Along the way, Nan and Colm's teenage niece Emma (Kelly Thornton) share many pleasant moments of conversation. Ken Loach's recent comedies of working-class life seem to be Daly's main inspiration here. Life's ...
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Life’s a Breeze | Review

The Little Foxes: Daly’s Heartfelt Family Drama Pleasantly Rendered

Arriving with a bit more investment than its airy title would suggest, Lance Daly returns to Ireland for his latest film, Life’s a Breeze. A simple, working class fable, Daly fills in the schmaltzy pot holes with dry humor, relying on his comfortable cast to sustain the tale’s relatable charm. Pared down to a brisk eighty or so minutes, Daly’s film never outwears its welcome and proves to be a great showcase for the superb Fionnula Flanagan.

Times are tough for all over, and an extended Dublin family centered on matriarch Nan (Fionnula Flanagan) don’t seem to have many monetary options available to them. Her eldest son, Colm (Pat Shortt) is still living with mum and in his late forties, the house a mess with decades of old and useless belongings cluttering the rooms and halls.
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Life’s a Breeze Movie Review

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Life’s a Breeze Movie Review
Life’S A Breeze Magnolia Pictures Reviewed for Shockya by Harvey Karten. Data-based on Rotten Tomatoes Grade: C Director: Lance Daly Screenplay: Lance Daly Cast: Kelly Thornton, Fionnula Flannagan, Pat Shortt Screened at: Review 1, NYC, 8/18/14 Opens: September 19, 2014 Fionnula Flannagan is cinema’s gift from Ireland, that country’s most engaging actress of a certain age, perhaps the equivalent here in the U.S. of Blythe Danner. But her presence in “Life’s a Breeze,” presumably an ironic title, cannot save the movie from being little more than a sitcom that you might find on commercial TV or, to be magnanimous, on a cable station like HBO. “Life’s a Breeze,” taken from [ Read More ]

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