JDIFF 2014: Irish Film Preview – Run & Jump

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Run & Jump

Saturday, 22nd February 2014

6:15PM @ Cineworld

Steph Green’s first feature Run & Jump is set to screen at the Jameson Dublin International Film Festival. Green was nominated for an Oscar for her short New Boy. Her new feature, written by Ailbhe Keogan and produced by Tamara Anghie, is an unconventional love story set in rural Ireland about a woman’s relationships with her husband, after he suffers a stroke, and with the doctor treating him.

The film follows Vanetia Casey (Maxine Peake), who is struggling to return her family to normality after her husband, Conor (Edward MacLiam), suffers a rare stroke that changes his personality. When an American doctor, Ted (Will Forte), comes to stay with the family to study Conor’s condition, relationships are strained. With two children and two men in the house, Vanetia treats Ted with hostility, before seeing the calming effects he has on the family.

Speaking to Film Ireland, producer Tamara Anghie said, “It’s wonderful to be bringing Run & Jump back home after its recent release in North America.  We’ve been blown away by the reviews and positive audience responses to the film in the US.  If the awards at Galway and the standing ovation at Kerry film festivals are any indication, we believe Irish audiences will also love the film, so we’re extremely pleased it will be showing at Jameson Dublin International Film Festival and then released theatrically by Wildcard distribution around the country in May.”

 

Tickets are available to book from Filmbase or online here

 

 

Director: Steph Green

Cast: Maxine Peake, Edward MacLiam, Will Forte

Duration: 99 minutes

 

Check out the rest of our previews of Irish films screening at this year’s festival.

 

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

 

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