The Canal: Preview of Irish Film at the Galway Film Fleadh


The 26th Galway Film Fleadh (8 – 13 July, 2014)

The Canal

Sat 12th July

Town Hall Theatre


Ivan Kavanagh’s The Canal introduces us to David, a film archivist who finds out the home he shares with his wife and son was the scene of a ghastly turn-of-the-century murder. At first he dismisses it as ancient history. That is, until the sinister history ripples into the present and casts a shadow over life as he knows it. And when a looming secret shatters his marriage, David can’t help but suspect the dark spirits of the house are somehow involved. In his drive to unveil the shadows hidden in the walls, David begins to descend into insanity, threatening the lives of everyone around him.

Through ghastly imagery and a chilling score, Ivan Kavanagh’s The Canal is an Irish ghost story that will leave you with a fear of the dark and a dripping chill down your spine long after the film’s conclusion.

Kavanagh told Film Ireland that , “The film already screened at the Tribeca Film Festival in New York in April, where it got amazing reviews and was picked up for North American distribution, but I can’t wait to screen it at the Fleadh.  It’s an amazing festival and it’s always held great memories for me, and I’m sure this year and this screening will be no different.”


Director Ivan Kavanagh and actor Antonia Campbell Hughes will attend.


Director: Ivan Kavanagh

Cast: Rupert Evans, Steve Oram, Antonia Campbell Hughes, Kelly Byrne, Hannah Hoekstra, Calum Heath

Script: Ivan Kavanagh

Producer: AnneMarie Naughton



Tickets are available to book from the Town Hall Theatre on 091 569777, or at


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