Cinema Review: Black Ice



DIR: Johnny Gogan  WRI: Johnny Gogan, Brian Leyden  • PRO: Johnny Gogan • DOP: Peter Martin • ED: Patrick O’Rourke • Cast: Jane McGrath, Killian Scott, Dermot Murphy, Marian Quinn

Black Ice begins when an uneasy and distraught local, Alice returns to her hometown near the border for the funeral of her young friend.  After this, a series of flashbacks reveal the events leading up to the crash that caused her brother, Tom and his girlfriend to lose their lives.

This slow-paced thriller examines the dangerous relationship between young people and speed, as then schoolgirl Alice falls for the mysterious, delinquent boy-racer, Jimmy – played by Love/Hate’s Killian Scott. Alice loses her innocence quickly as she finds herself hurtling down the road and into a world of fast cars and corruption.

Featuring some excellent performances from the latest wave of national talent, as well as some fantastically electric chase sequences, Black Ice proves that you can certainly get value for money in these recessionary times with a low-budget feature.

Gemma Creagh

15A (See IFCO for details)

102 mins
Black Ice is released on 20th September 2013

Black Ice – Official Website



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