The 26th Galway Film Fleadh (8 – 13 July, 2014)
I Used to Live Here
Fri 11th July
Amy Keane, a thirteen-year-old trying to cope with the death of her mother and the reappearance of her father’s ex-girlfriend, experiences the temptation of suicide after witnessing the outpouring of love for a local suicide victim. I Used to Live Here takes a fictional look at how the idea of suicide can spread in communities, particularly among young people. Featuring performances from a mostly non-professional cast, and filmed on the streets of Tallaght in west Dublin, this film offers a striking dramatic representation of a real-life community on screen. From the director of the award-winning Ballymun Lullaby and researched with the assistance of Headstrong, the National Centre for Youth Mental Health, I Used to Live Here sensitively explores the tragic phenomenon of suicide clusters, a phenomenon that is affecting a growing number of communities around the world.
Speaking to Film Ireland, director Frank Berry said, “It means a huge amount to have I Used to Live Here premiere at the Galway Film Fleadh. We made the film with a lot of belief, and we’re very grateful to Gar and Miriam for sharing in that belief, and giving it this platform.”
Director Frank Berry will attend the screening.
Director: Frank Berry
Cast: Jordanne Jones, Ross Geraghty, Dafhyd Flynn, Nikita Rowley, James Kelly, Alicja Ayres
Script: Frank Berry
Producer: Frank Berry