Irish Film Festival London to screen GOLD and STANDBY

Posted November 19, 2014 by Suzanne Murray in News
Gold poster cropped UCD
Gold poster cropped UCD

Niall Heery’s bittersweet GOLD and Rob and Ronan Burke’s uplifting romantic comedy STANDBY are to receive their UK premieres at the Irish Film Festival London this week.

GOLD, which screens on Thursday 20th November at Clapham Picturehouse, stars Maisie Williams (Game of Thrones), David Wilmot (Calvary), James Nesbitt (The Hobbit: Battle of the Five Armies) and Kerry Condon (This Must Be The Place) in an offbeat family drama which sees the hangdog Ray (Wilmot) returning to his hometown to reconnect with his estranged daughter (Williams), a promising cross country runner under the tutelage of the authoritarian Ray (Nesbitt).

STANDBY, which will close the festival at the Tricycle Theatre, Kilburn on Sunday 24th November, stars Brian Gleeson (Love/Hate) and Jessica Paré (Mad Men) as old flames reconnecting over one unforgettable night in Dublin. The screening will be followed by a Q&A with star Brian Gleeson and director Rob Burke.

The Irish Film Festival London was established in 2011 with the goal of presenting the latest and greatest of Irish film & animation to a London audience. Through Premiere screenings, Director Q&A sessions, related workshops, exhibitions and performances, the festival aims to bring together industry professionals, film fans and fans of Irish arts and culture alike. Focusing on Irish productions, scripts and casts, the festival strives to build a significant platform for Irish Film in London and to promote the best of Irish creative talent in the UK.

The Irish Film Festival London runs from the 19th to the 23rd November 2014. Purchase tickets and find out more at