Death of a Superhero

Director: Ian Fitzgibbon

Germany/Ireland, 2011, Animation/Drama, 97 mins

Director Ian Fitzgibbon will introduce this film.

A new addition to the Comparative Study for 2016, this highly original drama is based on a novel by New Zealander, Anthony McCarten. Fifteen-yearold Donald, brilliantly played by Thomas Brodie- Sangster (Love Actually), possesses an extraordinary imagination and a talent for art. When he is diagnosed with a life-threatening illness, Donald retreats into a fantasy world occupied by his alter ego comic book superhero, where he fights death as a caped crusader. Shot on location in Dublin, Donald’s real and imaginary worlds are intertwined in stunning animations.

Also showing at:

Thurles, The Source Arts Centre Mar 25
The Source Arts Centre on 0504 90204

Drogheda, Droichead Arts Centre Apr 21
Droichead Arts Centre on 041 983 3946

Screening as part of the 2015 Spring/Summer IFI Schools Programme.

Download the programme here.

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