The Cured to have special opening night Q&A with director in Light House Cinema

Posted April 12, 2018 by Suzanne Murray in News
The Cured Official Quad
The Cured Official Quad

The smart and scary Irish horror The Cured opens in Irish cinemas on Friday 20th April.  To celebrate the Light House Cinema will host a special opening night screening which will include a post-screening Q&A with the film’s director David Freyne.

The film which is Irish writer/director David Freyne’s feature debut stars Oscar-nominated Ellen Page (Juno, Inception) along with Irish acting talent Sam Keeley (Anthropoid, What Richard Did) and Tom Vaughan-Lawlor (The Infiltrator, Love/Hate).

The Cured is set in the aftermath of a world ravaged for years with a devastating virus that turned the infected into zombie-like cannibals.  While a cure is found, the wrenching process of reintegrating the survivors back into society begins.  Among the formerly afflicted is Senan (Keeley), a young man haunted by the horrific acts he committed while infected. Welcomed back into the family of his widowed sister-in-law (Page) he attempts to restart his life—but is society ready to forgive him and those like him? Or will fear and prejudice once again tear the world apart?

Since its world premiere at the Toronto International Film Festival last year the film has gone on to win the Best Horror award at Fantastic Fest and screen at the BFI London Film Festival, Glasgow Film Festival and the Audi Dublin International Film Festival.  It is screening at the Belfast Film Festival this month.

The film was produced by Rachael O’Kane, Rory Dungan and Ellen Page for Tilted Pictures, Bac Films Production and Bounder And Cad in association with Savage Productions, Shinawil and Yellow Moon Post Production with funding from The Irish Film Board, The Broadcasting Authority of Ireland and Northern Ireland Screen.

Tickets for the opening night screening in the Light House Cinema can be purchased on the cinema’s website.

Wildcard Distribution will be releasing The Cured in cinemas across Ireland on behalf of Arrow Films from Friday 20th April.