Date(s) - 10/11/2018


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.

Winner, FIPRESCI Prize, Toronto International Film Festival, 2018

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

Director:  Carmel Winters
Producers:  Martina Niland and David Collins
Co-Producer:  Cathleen Dore
Screenwriters:  Carmel Winters
Main Cast:   Hazel Doupe, Dara Devaney, Johnny Collins
Country:  Ireland
Languages:  English
Colour:  Colour
Year: 2018

Duration:  101 minutes

Tickets:  €10.00 / €8.50