The Young Offenders Critically Praised at BFI London International Film Festival
London audiences gave The Young Offenders a very warm reception at the BFI London International Film Festival where it had its UK premiere over the weekend. The Irish Box Office hit, which surpassed the €850k today, played in three cinemas across the English capital over the weekend as part of the prestigious festival.
Critics praised the comedy including The Playlist which said it was “a raucous, energetic and often hilarious film that’s likely to play in a big way with audiences wherever in the world it ends up” with Screen International adding that Chris Walley and Alex Murphy deliver “impressive screen debuts” in the film.
Inspired by Ireland’s biggest cocaine seizure of €440 million off the coast of Cork in 2007, THE YOUNG OFFENDERS follows two Cork inner-city teenagers, Conor and Jock, as they embark on a 160km road trip on stolen bikes in the hopes of finding an unrecovered bale of cocaine. It’s the debut feature from Peter Foott and also stars Irish comedians Hilary Rose and PJ Gallagher.
The Young Offenders continues to screen in cinemas across Ireland this week.