Irish Film at the Galway Film Fleadh preview: Coming Home


The 25th Galway Film Fleadh (9 – 14 July, 2013)

Coming Home

Friday, 12th July

Town Hall Theatre


Irish director Viko Nikci’s debut feature documentary, Coming Home, will have its world premiere at the Galway Film Fleadh tomorrow. It tells the story of Angel Cordero, a New York man released after serving thirteen years in prison for a crime he did not commit.

Speaking to Film Ireland, Viko Nikci said, ‘I am thrilled that Coming Home will have its world premiere at the 25th Galway Film Fleadh. It’s an honour to have the film in a line-up that includes so many great new Irish films. Miriam [Allen – Managing Director of the Fleadh] and the rest of team have packed the programme with so many enticing shorts and features. It’s wonderful to be a part of it’.

Despite the evidence which pointed out Dario Rodriguez – who would confess seven years later – as the real culprit, Angel Cordero was sentenced to thirteen years in a maximum security prison. Coming Home follows him from the days before his release through him taking his first steps as a free man. He must readjust to an outside world he no longer recognises, and must re-establish a relationship with his estranged daughter, who was only three at the time of his incarceration. Viko Nikci will also bring Angel face to face with the man who confessed to his crime in a one-on-one meeting.

Read Film Ireland’s full interview with Viko Nikci here.

Tickets for the world premiere of Coming Home are available to book from the Town Hall Theatre on 091 569777, or at


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