Thirteenth Century Irish Epic, Pilgrimage, Released in Irish Cinemas on 14 July


Thirteenth Century Irish Epic, Pilgrimage, Released in Irish Cinemas on 14 July

Posted: 26th June 2017

Element Pictures Distribution has announced that Brendan Muldowney’s Pilgrimage will be released in Irish cinemas on 14 July. The Irish action-thriller has wowed festival audiences, following its world premiere at the Tribeca Film Festival in April 2017 and its UK premiere at the Edinburgh Film Festival on 24 June, 2017.

Pilgrimage will have its Irish premiere at the 29th Galway Film Fleadh on 13 July and Irish audiences will have the chance to catch it in cinemas the following day. Pilgrimage boasts a stellar cast, including Tom Holland, Jon Bernthal and Richard Armitage. Holland will next be seen as Peter Parker in Marvel’s Spiderman: Homecoming. He also played Parker/Spider-Man in the hit Avengers movie Captain America: Civil War this past year. Bernthal will next be seen in the Netflix Original Series Punisher in which he reprises his role of Frank Castle from Marvel’s Daredevil.

The film follows a small group of monks as they undertake a treacherous pilgrimage to escort their monastery’s holiest relic to Rome. But, as the true material, political and religious significance of the relic is revealed; the group’s journey becomes increasingly fraught with danger. Ultimately, the faith that binds the men together threatens to be the very same thing that will tear them apart.

Speaking on the release, director Brendan Muldowney commented: “I’m absolutely thrilled to have Element Pictures Distribution releasing Pilgrimage in Ireland. I’m delighted that Irish audiences will have a chance to see it in cinemas in July after its Irish premiere at the Galway Film Fleadh.” 

The film was written by Jamie Hannigan and was produced by Conor Barry and John Keville of Dublin-based production outfit Savage Productions and Benoit Roland of Wrong Men. XYZ Films executive produced the film, with RLJ Entertainment taking domestic rights. The film was shot on location for over seven weeks on the West Coast of Ireland and the Ardennes Region of Belgium, and was developed with the assistance of the Bord Scannán na hÉireann/the Irish Film Board (IFB) and Creative Europe and was financed by the IFB, the Broadcasting Authority of Ireland and Wallimage, Fédération Wallonie-Bruxelles and BNP Paribas Fortis Film Finance.