The powerful film tells the inspirational story of Vicky Phelan’s personal journey and heroic work.

Vicky, an award winning Irish documentary, will open the 10th IndieCork festival at The Gate Cinema in Cork City on October 2nd, ahead of its general nationwide release on October 7th.

In 2018 on the steps of the High Court in Dublin, Vicky Phelan gave a now famous address where she exposed the CervicalCheck scandal. A subsequent investigation revealed over 220 women were affected, while 17 women had already died.

Vicky is a profound and intimate journey into the Kilkenny native’s fight to expose the truth. It also delves into Vicky’s personal fight to stay alive.

Commenting on the news that Vicky is to open this year’s IndieCork festival, co-director Mick Hannigan said it’s a fitting choice: “Vicky Phelan is an incredibly strong and inspiring person who embodies everything that is decent, honest and brave. It’s an absolute honour to open IndieCork with this film, on this our 10th anniversary. As well as being the biggest celebration of Independent filmmaking in Ireland, IndieCork prides itself on showcasing female directors. ‘Vicky,’ directed by the brilliant Sasha King, is one of many films in this year’s programme with women at the helm, and we’re delighted about that.”

IndieCork runs at the Gate Cinema from October 2nd to 9th with a diverse programme of international, Irish and local filmmakers. In addition, there will be an online offering from October 2nd to 16th. The festival is once again sponsored by Blacknight Solutions, Ireland’s largest web host and domain registrar.

The music side of the festival will be announced at a later date but promises to be packed with special events and performances. IndieCork is Ireland’s only arts festival in shared ownership, meaning that members own the festival and have a say in its development.

Tickets now on sale from from The Gate Cinema at: