Director: Lenny Abrahamson
"An engrossing and intelligent drama that throbs in the mind for hours after the final credits." – The Guardian
Eighteen-year-old Richard, a golden boy from Dublin's privileged south side, has the world at his feet until one night in summer, out partying, he lets things get "out of hand". The fall from grace is shattering for him, his family and all those affected.
In his third feature, Lenny Abrahamson confirms a reputation as one of Ireland's most gifted filmmakers. Drawing a breakthrough performance from his young lead, Jack Reynor, Abrahamson has crafted a complex teen drama around the kind of impulsive violence that happens in our own city every weekend.
The film's languid beauty, which captures coastal Ireland at the height of summer, creates an unnerving counterpoint to the ominous tension that lies beneath.
"This is masterful filmmaking." – Sunday Times
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MIFF recommends age 15+
All films featured as part of the Next Gen program are approved for screening by the Office of Film and Literature Classification. No person under the age of 15 years shall be admitted to Next Gen screenings unless in the company of an adult guardian.
D Lenny Abrahamson P Ed Guiney S Malcolm Campbell Dist Madman Entertainment TD DCP/2012