IndieCork Festival announces Closing Night Film – “Dark Lies The Island”

IndieCork Festival, the festival of independent film in Ireland, has announced several new exciting additions to the programme.

A new Irish film – Dark Lies The Island – written by author Kevin Barry, directed byIan Fitzgibbon, and starring Pat Shortt, Tommy Tiernan and Moe Dunford has been announced as the festival’s Closing Night film screening on October 13th at The Gate Cinema. 

A darkly comic story from the fertile imagination of Irish writer Kevin Barry, most recently long listed for the Booker Prize, this is his first outing as a screenwriter.

Festival Co-Director Mick Hannigan said: “We’re delighted to secure such a wonderful closing film, that represents some of the best directing and acting talent in the country. It is also truly exciting to screen Kevin Barry’s debut as screenwriter – he is warmly remembered in Cork through his journalism days in The Irish Examiner. We can now enjoy his talent and layered writing on screen.”

IndieCork also announced several international feature films in its lineup for October – many of which reach IndieCork following their premieres at Cannes, Venice and Toronto Film festivals. This includes the French film ‘Sibyl’ directed by Justine Triet which closed the Cannes film festival in May 2019 and Polish feature Corpus Christi directed by Jan Komasa, just recently screened at the Toronto International Film Festival.

With six programmes of Irish short film in competition, six programmes of International short films and two programmes of Creative Cork, along with several retrospective programmes – IndieCork is Ireland’s largest festival of short film. Many directors will make their way to Cork over the course of the festival to represent their films and participate in some of the industry training events and panels.

Mick added: “With numerous sidebar programmes including Moving Collage, Visegrad Animation, and a Steven Eastwood masterclass – the festival takes the pulse of emerging talent and upcoming innovation in film as an artform. The festival has a busy music and performance programme this year, including a ten year anniversary tribute to Cork’s famous mockumentary ‘Grandmaster Cash, Steamin’ and Dreamin’ and another tribute ‘Angel – An Evening Without Scott Walker’ devoted to innovative musician Scott Walker who died earlier this year.”

Achieving recognition as the festival for independent Irish and international film in Ireland, IndieCork has a wide and rich programme on offer in October. The seventh IndieCork Festival of independent film and music will be held from October 6th to 13th, 2019. The event drew record entries this year reflecting the depth of filmmaking talent in Ireland and the international standing of the festival.

This is the seventh year of the festival, and it has grown year on year, emerging as an important showcase for independent film and music.

This year, the festival has a wealth of talent on display including the Irish premieres of many new international features.IndieCork is a platform for new and emerging Irish talent. 

‘Dark Lies The Island’ will be released on October 18th by Break Out Pictures.

The opening night film – ‘A Bump Along The Way’ will screen on Sunday October 6th at 8.45pm in The Gate Cinema. Tickets are on sale for both films at www.corkcinemas.com

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