Following the great success of its previous Irish film tours, Irish Film London is on the road again, partnering with independent cinemas and Irish organisations in Manchester, Leeds and Birmingham. The tour kicks off on Monday 11th March at in Manchester. Then it will reach Leeds before opening at Birmingham cinema The Mockingbird, on Wednesday 13th March. Tickets are available here.
Birmingham Irish Association is partnering with Irish Film London for the screening of Rosie. President of Ireland Michael D. Higgins recently visited the Association, and praised their work. He paid tribute to the Association for supporting all members of the Irish community that needed assistance.
About the Irish Film “Rosie”
Written by the acclaimed Roddy Doyle, Rosie will tour each city with its award-winning director Paddy Breathnach. He is best known for films I Went Down and Viva, and he’ll take part in a Q&A after the screenings.
Rosie enjoyed massive critical acclaim and sold-out screenings after premiering at the 2019 Toronto International Film Festival. The Hollywood Reporter Critics subsequently named 25 favourite films from the autumn festivals. Rosie also went on to win two awards at the 2018 Irish Film London Awards. These were Best Feature Film, and the Ros Hubbard Award for Acting following Sarah Greene’s show-stopping performance.
The film tells the story of a mother trying to protect her family after they become homeless. Finding a room, even for a night, is a tough job and finding somewhere permanent to live is even harder. Within the confines of their car, Rosie (Sarah Greene of Nobel and Rebellion), and John Paul (Moe Dunford of Vikings and Handsome Devil) strive to maintain a loving home while shielding their young family from the reality of the situation around them. Rosie examines how even in times of crises, the love and strength of a family can endure.
Support for the Irish Film Screening
Birmingham Irish Association’s Culture and Heritage Project Officer Peter Connolly said “It’s great to work with Irish Film London again. We couldn’t be happier to do so on this particular film. The President has offered much encouragement, and we look forward to joining IFL in bringing such an important and topical film to our community.”
The film’s director Breathnach said, “I’m thrilled that UK audiences will have the opportunity to view Rosie on the big screen. We had some fantastic screenings at the BFI London Film Festival last year. So we’re are looking forward to bringing the film back to the UK this March.”
Irish Film London Founder Kelly O’Connor said, “It’s been a pleasure to work with Element Pictures and all our regional partners on getting this tour in motion. Our ultimate goal is to build the awareness of Irish film among audiences here in the UK. Also, promoting the work of the Irish community and cultural organisations like Leeds Irish Health and Homes or the Birmingham Irish Association. Paddy is such a generous and modest character, despite his exceptional talents. So I can’t wait for our audiences across the UK to meet him.”
The support of the Irish Embassy in London, the Ireland Funds of Great Britain and Culture Ireland has made this tour possible.
Tickets are available here.
The Irish Film Festival London is made possible with the support of a number of groups. These are: Screen Ireland, Culture Ireland, the Arts Council of Ireland, IFI International, the Department of Foreign Affairs & Trade of Ireland, the Ireland Funds of Great Britain, the Irish Youth Foundation and Film London. Interested parties are welcomed to get in touch for more information about available sponsorship opportunities.
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