In this podcast, Gemma Creagh talks to Marian Quinn, Writer/Director of Twig.

Twig, a powerful retelling of the Greek tragedy Antigone, is set in Dublin’s inner city where an ancient city wall cordons off a neighbourhood which is rife with drugs. When the local crime lord, Leon (O’Byrne) vows to let her brother Paulie’s body rot in the street, Twig (Malone), young and iron-willed, defiantly sets out to do the right thing.  The tragedy which unfolds inexorably, pits the two figures against each other, building relentlessly as grief, love, hope and despair collide in a dramatic conclusion against the backdrop of Dublin’s docklands.

Written and directed by Marian Quinn, Twig stars Sade Malone (Tin Star, Pistol) opposite BAFTA-winning, Tony Award-winning and Emmy nominated Brían F. O’Byrne (Little Boy Blue, Million Dollar Baby).  Quinn previously wrote and directed the coming-of-age feature 32A which won the Best First Feature Award at the Galway Film Fleadh.

Produced by Ruth Carter for Blue Ink Films (Lies We Tell, Damo & Ivor – The Movie) and Tommy Weir for Janey Pictures (32A), Twig is funded by

Fís Éireann / Screen Ireland, Coimisiún na Meán, RTÉ and Wildcard Distribution.

In cinemas from 21st June 2024.



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