Five Irish Films to Screen at Toronto International Film Festival

| August 24, 2011 | Comments (0)

(Behold The Lamb)

A total of five films with a strong Irish connection will now screen at the Toronto International Film Festival which runs from September 8th-18th.

Among the latest films added to the line-up is John McIllduff’s Behold The Lamb which will screen as part of the Discovery section on the 11/12/16 September. Firmly lodged between slapstick and tragedy, Behold the Lamb follows a dodgy duo — rough, tough and pregnant junkie Liz (Aoife Duffin) and middle-aged loser Eddie (Nigel O’Neill) — as they course through the Northen Irish countryside en route to the weirdest score of their lives.

Behold the Lamb is produced by Kevin Jackson through Northern Ireland Screen’s Ultra Low Budget Feature Scheme.

Also screening is Rebecca Daly’s The Other Side of Sleep which will have its North American premiere also in the Discovery section.  The Other Side of Sleep, which screened as part of the presitgous Directors Fortnight in Cannes in May this year, tells the story of the story of Arlene, a sleepwalker in a rural Irish town. Arlene wakes in the woods beside the body of a young woman, and finds herself drawn to the victim’s grieving family. Arlene begins to barricade herself in at night, not allowing herself to sleep. But as her emotional turmoil grows, reality and sleeping begin to blur.

It was produced by Morgan Bushe Colony and MacDara Kelleher The Runway of Fastnet Films and filmed on location in Offaly last year. It is written by Rebecca Daly and Glenn Montgomery Joyriders.

Behold the Lamb and The Other Side of Sleep join Irish director Ian Fitzgibbon’s Death Of A Superhero, aswell as Mary Harron’s The Moth Diaries and Albert Nobbs which stars Glenn Close both of which were shot in Ireland.

Fore more information on Behold The Lamb click here

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