The 26th Galway Film Fleadh (8 – 13 July, 2014)
A Nightingale Falling
Wed 9th July
Town Hall Theatre
A Nightingale Falling, the Irish historical period drama set during the War of Independance, will get its world premiere at this year’s Galway Film Fleadh. Directed by Garret Daly and Martina McGlynn, it tells the story of two sisters who, against the backdrop of war-torn Ireland, take in a wounded British soldier. The lead actress, Tara Breathnach, has been nominated for the Bingham Ray New Talent Award.
Directors Garret Daly and Martina McGlynn told Film Ireland “We are thrilled to be in the Galway Film Fleadh. As an independent film, it gives us the recognition we needed to vindicate our passion for this film and to demonstrate what we’ve always believed, that this story needs to be told and seen. We can’t wait till the premiere, because there is something magical about the festival and walking up the steps of the Town Hall for our first feature will be a special moment. That’s how important a festival of this magnitude is to an indie film. Already it has brought great attention to the film, so we are very excited”.
May Collingwood (Breathnach), is forced to make critical and difficult decisions when she rescues a British soldier and must now protect herself and sister Tilly. They live in fear of the British Black and Tans, the rising IRA, their own entrapment, and ultimately the dark secrets of unrequited love unfolding from within. This is a powerful drama of lives overtaken and destroyed by the events and hardships of the period.
Tickets are available to book from the Town Hall Theatre on 091 569777, or at www.tht.ie.
Cast and crew will attend.
Directors: Garret Daly, Martina McGlynn
Cast: Tara Breathnach, Muireann Bird, Gerard McCarthy, Brian Fortune, Elliot Moriarty, Andy Kellegher
Script: Garret Daly, Martina McGlynn, PJ Curtis
Producers: Martina McGlynn, Gerry Burke, Garret Daly, PJ Curtis