Award-Winning Comedy/Drama, Handsome Devil, Released This Friday, 21 April
Posted: 19th April 2017
John Butler's award-winning coming-of-age feature film, Handsome Devil, is released in Irish cinemas this Friday, 21 April.
Produced by Rebecca O'Flanagan and Rob Walpole for Treasure Entertainment, Handsome Devil is Butler's second feature film, following his hugely successful 2013 title, The Stag.
Starring Irish actors Andrew Scott, Moe Dunford, Amy Huberman and Ardal O'Hanlon alongside Fionn O'Shea and Nicholas Galitzine, the film follows the story of the unlikely friendship of boarding school roommates Ned (O'Shea) and Conor (Galitzine). Despite taking an instant dislike to each other, they are encouraged by their English teacher Dan Sherry (Scott) to find their own voices and defy the status quo of their rugby-obsessed school. As the two bond over music, an unlikely and inspiring friendship begins to blossom.
The film has already garnered critical acclaim, with one critic hailing it as "possibly the best Irish movie of 2017". Handsome Devil has won a string of international awards, most recently scooping the Best International Feature accolade at the Gasparilla International Film Festival in Tampa, Florida. The film was also presented with the coveted DFCC Best Irish Feature at the Audi Dublin International Film Festival earlier this year.
Handsome Devil was written and directed by John Butler, produced by Rebecca O'Flanagan and Rob Walpole and funded by Bord Scannán na hÉireann/the Irish Film Board.