In Ribbons, the short film directed by Marie-Valerie Jeantelot and written by Caroline Farrell, is now complete and beginning its festival journey.
Selected to screen at Cannes this coming May, the film will have its world premiere in competition at The Belfast Film Festival on Saturday, April 25th.
Set in 1960’s Ireland, In Ribbons unfolds through a non-dialogue narrative. The story tells the tale of young Laurie, abandoned to a place of fear, holding firm to her identity, spirit and resilience through the power of her dreams and memory.
The film stars Patrick O’Donnell, (North Circular Road, The Looking Glass and the upcoming Daria). Geraldine McAlinden (How to be Happy, Portrait of a Zombie and the upcoming ‘The Secret Scripture’.) and Melissa Nolan, (Sodium Party, and Mouth On Fire Theatre Productions.) Laurie is played by young actress Rebecca Waldron.
Produced by Farrell and Jeantelot with associate producer, Caitriona Costello, the film was also part-funded via crowdfunding and a Film Bursary Award from Kildare County Council Arts Office.