Les Arcs Film Festival screens PATRICK’S DAY as part of a spotlight on Irish film
Terry McMahon’s Patrick’s Day is screening at Les Arcs Film Festival this week as part of this year’s festival’s spotlight on Irish film. The film is part of a 14 film programme of Irish features and shorts showcasing retrospective classics and new contemporary films.
Star of Patrick’s Day, Moe Dunford, who was named as one of the Berlin Film Festival’s Shooting Stars last week, has travelled to the festival with Terry McMahon and a host of other Irish acting talent and directors to take part in events and Q&A’s throughout the week.
Patrick’s Day, which will be released in Irish cinemas on 6th February is the powerful drama about Patrick (Dunford), a young man with mental health issues who becomes intimate with a suicidal flight attendant which results in his obsessive mother enlisting a dysfunctional cop to separate them. The film has picked up numerous accolades including the Audience Awards at the Galway Film Fleadh and Cork Film Festival.
Other features to screen in the Irish focus include The General, Bloody Sunday, In The Name of the Father, Michael Collins, Intermission and Once.
Along with features, a host of Irish shorts will screen at the festival also. The short programme consists of a mix of animations like Richard Keane’s Bird Food and Alan Holly’s Coda along with live action shorts like Morgan Bushe’s Doghouse, Ian Fitzgibbon’s humorous Breakfast Wine, Michael Kiniron’s tense I Can’t See You Anymore and Lee Cronin’s thrilling Ghost Train.
The event takes place on the ski resort of Les Arcs in France from December 13th to 20th 2014 and is supported by Bord Scannán na hÉireann/the Irish Film Board, Culture Ireland and the Irish Film Institute.