Kissing Candice at ADIFF – Screening and Workshop

Posted January 26, 2018 by Suzanne Murray in News
Kissing Candice
Kissing Candice

The visceral and thrilling coming-of-age drama KISSING CANDICE written and directed by Aoife McArdle will screen at the Audi Dublin International Film Festival on Friday March 2nd with its lead actor Ryan Lincoln (Cardboard Gangsters, Michael Inside) nominated for the ADIFF Discovery Award.

The film stars the IFTA-nominated Ann Skelly as Candice, a 17-year-old who longs to escape the boredom of her seaside town, only finding solace in her vivid imagination. When a boy she dreams about (played by Lincoln) turns up in real life, she becomes increasingly entangled with a dangerous local gang.

KISSING CANDICE will also be the subject of a case study workshop the day after the festival screening on Saturday March 3rd.   The producers and director of film will discuss their journey from initial pitch to the Irish Film Board as part of the Catalyst Scheme to the films premieres at the Toronto International Film Festival, Berlin International Film Festival and ADIFF.  The panel will be made up of the filmmakers and heads of departments involved, revealing all the triumphs and challenges of creating your first feature film.

KISSING CANDICE shot on location in Dublin, Louth and Wicklow and had its world premiere at the Toronto International Film Festival last September. It has been selected for the prestigious Berlinale where it will have its European premiere next month.

It’s the feature film debut from award-winning music video director Aoife McArdle and was produced by Andrew Freedman of Venom Films (His & Hers, Kelly & Victor, Mom & Me) and Sally Campbell of Somesuch with funding through the Irish Film Board’s Catalyst Scheme.

The film will be released in Irish and UK cinemas by Wildcard Distribution in the coming months.

ADIFF screening details:  Friday 2nd March, Light House Cinema 1 at 8.45pm.  Find out more and purchase tickets.

Case Study details:  Saturday 3rd March, Bow Street Academy at 11am.  Find out more and purchase tickets.