The IFTA-nominated I Used To Live Here is set to open in Cork this weekend

Posted May 1, 2015 by Suzanne Murray in News
I Used to Live Here
I Used to Live Here

Cork audiences will get to watch the heart-felt drama from director Frank Berry which picked up IFTA nominations in the Best Film, Best Script and Best Actress (Jordanne Jones) categories when it opens in the Triskel cinema this Sunday, May 3rd.

The film follows Amy Keane (Jones), a 13-year-old trying to cope with the death of her mother and the reappearance of her father’s ex-girlfriend, who experiences the temptation of suicide after witnessing the outpouring of love for a local suicide victim. The film takes a fictional look at how the idea of suicide can spread in communities, particularly among young people.

Featuring performances from a mostly non-professional cast including Jones, Dafhyd Flynn, James Kelly and Ross Geraghty, and filmed on the streets of Killinarden in Tallaght, Dublin, the film offers a striking dramatic representation of a real-life community on screen.

From the director of the award-winning documentary Ballymun Lullaby and researched with the assistance of Headstrong, the National Centre for Youth Mental Health,  the film has been garnering critical praise including a five star review from with the site calling the film “magnificent” and the  performance from lead actress Jordanne Jones “phenomenal”.

Some of the other reviews the film has been getting say:

“Excellent. An intimate epic”
Donald Clarke, The Irish Times

“Powerful and poignant”
Michael Doherty, RTE Guide

“An important film with a heart-breaking and remarkable performance from Jordanne Jones”
Ed Smith, Today FM

I Used To Live Here will be released in The Triskel Cinema in Cork on Sunday May 3rd.