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PREVIEW: Lakelands – followed by Q&A
Saturday 21st January, 2023 - 20:00€7 – €9
Lakelands is the debut feature from Robert Higgins and Patrick McGivney whose short film Drifting, starring the BAFTA-winning Paul Mescal, premiered at the Galway Film Fleadh last year to critical acclaim.
After an attack on a night out, a young Gaelic footballer, Cian, struggles to comes to terms with a career-ending injury. Lakelands follows him as he undertakes a search for his own identity in a small town in the midlands, where Gaelic football is a religion and identity is defined by what you can do on the pitch.
Directed by Robert Higgins & Patrick McGivney | 98 mins | Cert TBC
This Preview Screening of Lakelands will be followed by a Q&A with Robert Higgins and Patrick McGivney, and chaired by Maria Fleming, CEO of First Fortnight.
Robert Higgins & Patrick McGivney are an award-winning Irish writer/director/producer duo. They wrote, produced & directed the upcoming feature film LAKELANDS starring Éanna Hardwicke & Danielle Galligan. The film won Best Irish Film at the Galway Film Fleadh & Best Film at Kerry Film Festival. It will be released in Ireland & UK by Wildcard in Q1 2023. They are represented by Curtis Brown Talent.