An Irish fashion duo have brought a new drama to Irish film circles with positive acclaim. The film, Meeting on the Stairs, is an independent Irish drama shot and produced in Dublin in 2011 and to screen at the Underground Cinema, Dun Laoghaire having made its debuted at Clones Film Festival and the Capital Irish Film Festival, Washington DC.
Written and directed by experienced Irish fashion photographer Lorna Fitzsimons and produced by one of the country’s top male fashion models, Carl Shaaban, the drama is a story of a fledgling romance and the difficult decision of terminating a pregnancy. With Dublin as a poignant backdrop and as a constant reminder of Ireland’s illegal stance on abortion, the film engages viewers in a topical issue with sensitivity and realism. This thought-provoking theme, coupled with excellent cinematography and a fantastic performance by a young cast, has led to the film receiving recommendations at home and abroad.
Writer and Director Lorna Fitzsimons, said: ‘I have tried to capture the path of many Irish women who find themselves in this situation and who must travel outside of Ireland to terminate their pregnancy. Even in a modern society where access to such services is possible abroad, women are left to take this journey alone and in shame. I have tried to tell this story in an unbiased way, leaving the audience to make their own judgment.’
Carl Shaaban, Producer said: ‘We wanted to create a movie that brought awareness and gave people choice and we are delighted with the reception the film is receiving across the country. In particular, the reception at the Clones Film Festival, is a tribute to the collective team of creative individuals who gave their skills and dedication to this project, one which we all believed in from day one.’
To find out more about the film, view the trailer at:: http://www.youtube.com/watch?
Meeting on the Stairs will be showing at The Underground Cinema, The Kingston Hotel, Dun Laoghaire, Thursday, 9th February at 8pm.
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