JDIFF 2014: Irish Film Preview – The Last Days On Mars

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The Last Days On Mars

Monday, 17th February 2014

9.00PM @ Cineworld

Ruairí Robinson’s debut feature, Last Days on Mars, is set to be released in Irish cinemas 11th April. Written by Clive Dawson, the film follows a crew of astronauts on the first manned mission to Mars. One of the crew members of Tantalus Base believes he has made an astounding discovery – fossilized evidence of bacterial life. Unwilling to let the relief crew claim all the glory, he disobeys orders to pack up and goes out on an unauthorized expedition to collect further samples. But a routine excavation turns to disaster when the porous ground collapses and he falls into a deep crevice and near certain death. His devastated colleagues attempt to recover his body. However, when another vanishes they start to suspect that the life-form they have discovered is not yet dead. As the group begins to fall apart it seems their only hope is the imminent arrival of the relief ship Aurora …

Tickets are available to book from Filmbase or online here

Director: Ruairí Robinson

Cast: Liev Schreiber, Romola Garai, Olivia Williams

Duration: 98 minutes

The 12th Jameson Dublin International Film Festival runs 13 – 23 February 2014.

 

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