Director: Berend and Roel Boorsma

90 minutes, Ireland/Netherlands, 2012, Colour, (IFI Age Recommendation: 12+)

We are delighted to be joined by cast members Jer O’ Leary, Charlotte Bradley & Rachel Hinds at this screening (which will be followed by a wine reception).

An Irish-Dutch co-production, Milo is the debut feature by filmmaker brothers Berend and Roel Boorsma. A striking film, the cinematography of the starkly beautiful Wicklow and Dublin landscape frames the story of ten-year-old Milo (Lorcan Bonner) whose life is strictly controlled by his overbearing father (Stuart Graham). Milo’s attempt to break out brings him on an unexpected adventure of self-discovery.

An attempted kidnapping, an unusual friendship with aging bandits (played by Jer O’Leary and Charlotte Bradley) and his mother’s (Laura Vasiliu) desperate search leads the family to confront the secret shame fostered by an obsession with public image. The film has garnered much praise on the film festival circuit where it won the Premio CGS Award for originality and creativity in storytelling at the Italian Giffoni Film Festival.

This film is showing as part of Spotlight: New Irish Film at the IFI (throughout April).

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