One of the most popular films at the IFI in 2016, A Date for Mad Mary is released on DVD this week and is available to purchase from the IFI Film Shop!
Joint winner of Best Irish Feature at the 2016 Galway Film Fleadh, A Date for Mad Mary, based on Yasmine Akram’s theatrical monologue, is director Darren Thornton’s feature debut, centred on an exceptional performance by lead actress Seána Kerslake.
Mary (Kerslake) returns home after being released from prison, eager to reunite with best friend Charlene (Charleigh Bailey), for whom she is about to act as maid of honour. Annoyed by Charlene’s assumption that she won’t have a date for the wedding, Mary joins a dating agency, embarking on a series of disastrous encounters before events take an unexpected turn. However, this is no formulaic rom-com; the focus instead is on female relationships and a character in transition who veers from violent to vulnerable, abrasive to funny, in Kerslake’s admirably nuanced turn.
To celebrate the DVD release, we are giving away 3 DVD copies of A Date for Mad Mary.
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This competition closes on Thursday 2nd February at 12pm. The winner will be contacted by email. Good luck!
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