Irish Film at BFI London Film Festival


Queen and Country and Song of the Sea (pictured) have been chosen to screen at the  BFI London Film Festival in October.
Queen and Country was written and directed by John Boorman. The film is a sequel to Boorman’s 1987 Oscar-nominated film Hope and Glory. The film also stars Pat Shortt, Sinead Cusack, Callum Turner, David Thewlis and Richard E. Grant.
Song of the Sea is the second feature film from Kilkenny-based animation studio Cartoon Saloon. Song of the Sea is the studio’s follow-up to The Secret of Kells, which was highly acclaimed and was nominated for an Academy Award® in the Best Animated Feature Film category in 2010. The film tells the story of the last Seal Child’s journey home. After their mother’s disappearance, Ben and Saoirse are sent to live with their Granny in the city. When they resolve to return to their home by the sea, their journey becomes a race against time as they are drawn into a world which Ben only knows from his mother’s folktales. But these fairy folk have been in our world for too long, and Ben realises that Saoirse is key to their survival. The film was directed by Tomm Moore, written by Moore and Will Collins and produced by Cartoon Saloon.


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