Irish Film Set to Shine at BFI London Film Festival

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Irish Film Set to Shine at BFI London Film Festival

Posted: 10th October 2018

The 2018 edition of the BFI London Film Festival (LFF) begins today 10 October and runs until 21 October, with Fís Éireann/Screen Ireland titles Dublin Oldschool, Rosie, Papi Chulo and Catcalls screening in Official Selection.

Dave Tynan’s Dublin Oldschool, which will screen in the Thrill strand of the festival follows Jason, a wannabe DJ, on a drug-fuelled trip through the streets of Dublin as he stumbles from one session to another. Somewhere between the DJs, decks, and drug busts he stumbles across a familiar face from the past, his brother Daniel.  Daniel, an educated heroin addict, is living on the streets. The brothers haven’t seen or spoken to each other in years but over a lost weekend they reconnect and reminisce over raves, tunes and their troubled past. Two brothers living very different lives might have more in common than they think. The LFF screening will mark the title’s International Premiere.

Screenings:

Friday 19 October 2018 18:00
Odeon Tottenham Court Road, Screen 3

Sunday 21 October 2018 15:00
Curzon Soho Cinema, Screen 1

Screening in the Debate section of LFF, Paddy Breathnach’s Rosie tells the story of a mother trying to protect her family after their landlord sells their rented home and they become homeless. Over 36 hours, Rosie and her partner John Paul strive to find somewhere to stay while shielding their young family from the reality of the situation around them. Rosie examines how even in times of crises; the love and strength of a family can endure.

Screenings:

Monday 15 October 2018 20:45
Vue Leicester Sq, Screen 6
Sold out!

Tuesday 16 October 2018 18:15
Odeon Tottenham Court Road, Screen 3

Directed by John Butler, Papi Chulo, sees Sean — a lonely TV weatherman — drive past a middle-aged Latino migrant worker standing outside Home Depot looking for work. He decides to hire this kind-looking man — to be his friend. Sean is young, gay and white; Ernesto, portly, straight and married. Despite having nothing in common, they build sort of a friendship based on sign language, until Sean becomes consumed by a deep and obsessional attraction. The film will receive its European premiere at the festival and screen in the Love strand.

Screenings:

Friday 12 October 2018 18:30
Vue Leicester Sq, Screen 5

Saturday 13 October 2018 15:15
Odeon Tottenham Court Road, Screen 3
Sold out!

Saturday 20 October 2018 20:30
Rich Mix Cinema, Screen 1

Joining the three features at LFF is Kate Dolan’s short film Catcalls, which will be presented as part of LFF’s Reel Horrorshow line-up. A man cruises around late at night looking for something. He pulls in to ask two young girls for directions — only to flash them to get a cheap thrill. Unfortunately, he has picked the wrong girls. Catcalls takes the power back and the predator becomes the prey. Written and directed by Dolan, the short film is produced by Aoife Kelly, with Fiona Kinsella serving as executive producer.

Screenings:

Sunday 14 October 2018 15:30
Prince Charles Cinema, Downstairs Screen

Thursday 18 October 2018 18:15
Rich Mix Cinema, Screen 1

Dublin Oldschool is directed by Dave Tynan and co-written by Dave Tynan and Emmet Kirwan, produced by Mike Donnelly, Dave Leahy with Liam Ryan as associate producer, Rory Gilmartin serving as executive producer for Element Pictures.

Rosie is produced by Emma Norton, Rory Gilmartin and Juliette Bonass for Element Pictures with Ed Guiney and Andrew Lowe serving as executive producers.

Papi Chulo is produced by Rebecca O’Flanagan and Robert Walpole of Treasure Entertainment. All three titles were supported by Screen Ireland.

Rosie and Papi Chulo will receive their world premieres at the Toronto International Film Festival next month.

The BFI London Film Festival runs from 10 – 21 October 2018. To explore the full programme, click here.