Irish Film Institute -Free Screenings of Oscar-Winner The Shore

Free Screenings of Oscar-Winner The Shore

IFI Press Release                                                                                                                              28th March 2012

The IFI presents free screenings of Oscar-winning short film The Shore every Sunday throughout April

The IFI will be celebrating Ireland’s recent Oscar win with free screenings of the film every Sunday throughout April at 1.10pm. The Shore picked up the Best Short Film (Live Action) Academy Award® at the 84th Academy Awards in February proving once again that Irish filmmaking continues to compete in the international arena.

The Shore is the inspiring story of two boyhood best friends – Joe (Ciarán Hinds) and Paddy (Conleth Hill) – divided by 25 years of misunderstanding. Their world and their friendship is shattered by the conflict escalating in Northern Ireland, the two boys’ lives take very different paths until, 25 years later, Joe returns for the first time to his homeland with his 24-year-old daughter, Patricia. In his absence Paddy, his best friend, has married Joe’s former fiancée Mary. What happened all those years ago? Can old wounds be healed? The answer is in equal parts hilarious and moving.

Shot on the beautiful County Down coast, the film portrays in stunning cinematography, the incredible natural beauty of the location. The two-time Oscar-nominated director, Terry George, used the best local acting talent and a world-renowned crew to bring to life this compelling human story of divided friendship, misunderstanding and eventual reconciliation. The Shore was produced by Terry George and Oorlagh George, written and directed by Terry George, and funded by Northern Ireland Screen.

Free tickets are subject to availability and can be reserved at the IFI Box Office on 01 679 3477

For images, media information, please contact Patrick Stewart at the IFI Press Office on 01 679 5744 or

The IFI acknowledges the financial support of the Arts Council.



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