Irish Film Institute -Aidan Gillen and Joe Lawlor to visit IFI for preview of MISTER JOHN

Aidan Gillen and Joe Lawlor to visit IFI for preview of MISTER JOHN


IFI Press Release: 12th Aug 2013

Aidan Gillen to visit IFI for a preview screening of Mister John that also features a Q+A with director Joe Lawlor on 17th Sept at 18.30.

The IFI is to host a special preview of Joe Lawlor and Christine Molloy’s film Mister John on Sept 17th at 18.30. The second feature from the Desperate Optimists duo behind Helen and the acclaimed Civic Life film programme, Mister John confirms Lawlor and Molloy as original and distinctive filmmakers. Lawlor will take part in a post-show Q+A while Aidan Gillen (The Wire, Game of Thrones, Love/Hate) will be present to introduce the film.

Mister John follows Gerry Devine (Gillen) as he travels to Singapore where his estranged brother, a bar owner who has possibly been involved in nefarious activities, has died in a drowning accident. It emerges that Gerry is running away from his own problems at home, and, as he becomes more immersed in a foreign culture and environment, taking on his brother’s mantle becomes appealing to him. The trouble is he is not exactly a suitable substitute for the dead man.

A story involving snakebites, Asian superstition and dream sequences, it’s a film that has a hallucinatory and poetic edge. Mister John is an elegant, smart film with a wry and winning sense of humour and Aidan Gillen is mesmerising as a man falling apart at its centre.

Tickets are available now at the IFI Box Office on 01 679 3477 or book online at

Mister John runs at the IFI from September 27th

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

The IFI acknowledges the financial support of the Arts Council.


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