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Float Like a Butterfly

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  • Tickets: €10.00 / €8.50
  • Date: Sat, 10th Nov 2018
  • Time: 15:45 - 15:45
  • Duration: 101 minutes
  • Director: Carmel Winters
  • Producer(s): Martina Niland and David Collins
  • Co-Producer(s): Cathleen Dore
  • Screenwriter(s): Carmel Winters
  • Main Cast: Hazel Doupe, Dara Devaney, Johnny Collins
  • Language(s): English
  • Colour: Colour
  • Year: Ireland

In rural Ireland during the 1960s, Frances (a break-out performance from Hazel Doupe) is a teenage Traveller who has coped with tragedy from a young age. With her father Michael (Dara Devaney) in prison, she has learnt to fend for herself and her devotion to Muhammad Ali has inspired a passion for boxing. When Michael is released, though, he has forthright opinions about how a young woman should behave. As Michael decides to uproot his family and go roaming, fiery Frances begins her own journey of discovery. Shot in Skibbereen and Goleen, Float Like a Butterfly is a life-affirming delight that fiercely challenges patriarchy and stereotypes.

There will be a post-screening Q&A with the director.

Winner, FIPRESCI Prize, Toronto International Film Festival, 2018