Long-anticipated Life’s A Breeze is opening this week at the IFI and we’re delighted to offer five pairs of tickets to a special screening of the film, followed by a post-screening Q&A with director Lance Daly and cast member Kelly Thornton, and hosted by IFI’s Programming Director Michael Hayden, on Saturday, July 20th at 16.10!
Director Lance Daly (Kisses) returns to Dublin for Life’s a Breeze, a warm and engaging comedy about a family making its way in post-Celtic Tiger Ireland. Matriarch Nan (Fionnula Flanagan) is upset when her unemployed layabout son Colm (Pat Shortt), with the aid of niece Emma (a fine performance from newcomer Kelly Thornton), organises a complete spring clean of the house the two share. Unfortunately, one of the items discarded is her old mattress, which housed her life savings, totalling close to a million euro. When Colm launches a public appeal to track the mattress down, it sparks a frenzy of dump-hunting that may lose the fortune permanently.
The film’s focus is on relationships between mother and son, and between grandmother and granddaughter, but beneath the gentle humour may be discerned some strong elements of satire on the current state of Irish society.
WIN one of five pairs of tickets to the screening, followed by a public interview with Lance Daly and Kelly Thornton on Saturday, July 20th at 16.10! Answer a simple question and enter your details below:
Life’s A Breeze stars one of Ireland’s favourite actors and entertainers. Which one?
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Competition closes on midnight Thursday, July 18th 2013. The winners will be contacted by email shortly after. (See IFI Terms and Conditions regarding prizes and competitions.)
Life’s A Breeze is opening at the IFI on Thursday, July 18th and showing until August 1st, 2013. There will also be a special preview screening of Life’s A Breeze on Thursday, July 18th at 20.30 (tickets selling fast!). Bookings now open – online or by calling our Box Office on 01-6793477.
Watch the film trailer on YouTube:
ARCHIVE AT LUNCHTIME: KERBSIDE COLLECTION
13.10 (Programme 1)
BONES AND ALL
13.00, 15.40, 20.40
IFI & CRASH ENSEMBLE PRESENT [REACTIONS]
MILLION DOLLAR PIGEONS
13.50, 18.10 (OC)
15.10, 18.15, 20.20
WILD STRAWBERRIES: AN CAILÍN CIÚIN
The IFI is supported by The Arts Council