This film closes on Thursday, November 20th.
EXCLUSIVELY AT IFI
Director Donal Foreman deservedly won JDIFF’s CineTALENT award with his debut feature Out of Here last spring and now his brilliant, zeitgeisty vision of Dublin’s youth comes to the IFI. College dropout Ciaran (Fionn Walton) returns from Asia and, over the course of a week, reintroduces himself to friends, family, and the Dublin city he left behind. Uncomfortable living at home with his parents, new flame Melissa (Aoife Duffin) offers excitement, but his true hope is to reconnect with ex-girlfriend Jess (Annabell Rickerby).
Already an experienced shorts filmmaker, Foreman’s talent is unmistakable here. With an oblique take on Dublin’s familiar and unfamiliar landmarks, and a fresh portrayal of Irish masculinity he patiently builds a rare and exceptionally true-to-life portrait of what it is to be young, educated and aimless in Ireland today. (Notes by Conor Dowling.)
“This is what can happen when a talented young director is allowed to make the film he really wants to make. One of a kind. What a debut.” ★★★★ The Irish Times
“A debut of promise, Out Of Here marks one Donal Foreman out as a real talent.” ★★★★ Entertainment.ie
“The film shines with a confident cast and strong direction, particularly for a debut.” ★★★★ Scannain
DIRECTOR IN FOCUSDonal Foreman will be in conversation with the IFI’s Michael Ryan on November 10th at 18.30, when a selection of his short films will be presented in advance of his debut feature, Out of Here.
Don’t forget we now schedule weekly.