The Young Offenders Officially Selected for BFI London Film Festival

Posted September 1, 2016 by Suzanne Murray in News
The Young Offenders
The Young Offenders

The Young Offenders will screen at the BFI London Film Festival next month alongside many high profile films including La La Land which stars Ryan Gosling and Emma Stone, Tom Ford’s Nocturnal Animals which stars Amy Adams and Jake Gyllehaal and Oliver Stone’s Snowden to name a few.

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.

The debut feature from Peter Foott, the laugh-out-loud comedy stars Cork natives Chris Walley and Alex Murphy as well as well-known comedians PJ Gallagher (Naked Camera) and Hilary Rose (The Republic of Telly).  Since its world premiere at the Galway Film Fleadh this summer, where it picked up the Best Irish Film award, it’s been receiving praise from critics and audiences alike.

The film was shot in some of the most iconic locations around Cork city and along the Wild Atlantic Way last summer and will open in the majority of Irish cinemas on Friday 16th September (with previews on the 10th and 11th) making it the widest release of an Irish film so far this year.

The 60th BFI London Film Festival will take place October 5th – 16th .

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