A Date for Mad Mary

#Competition: Win a copy of our Irish film of 2016, A Date for Mad Mary

Element Pictures Distribution will release A Date for Mad Mary, the Scannain Irish film of 2016, on DVD and VOD on February 3rd. To celebrate we have copies of the film to give away.

In A Date for Mad Mary, ‘Mad’ Mary McArdle returns to Drogheda after a short spell in prison – for something she’d rather forget. Back home, everything and everyone has changed. Her best friend, Charlene, is about to get married and Mary is maid of honour. When Charlene refuses Mary a ‘plus one’ on the grounds that she probably couldn’t find a date, Mary becomes determined to prove her wrong. But her attempts at dating are a disaster and she winds up feeling more alone… until she meets Jess and everything changes.  The film is directed by Darren Thornton and stars Seána Kerslake, Tara Lee, Charleigh Bailey, Denise McCormack and Siobhan Shanahan.

A Date for Mad Mary premiered at Karlovy Vary where it garnered heartfelt praise from Variety who called it “instantly loveable” and “a delight”.   The Irish Times called it “a triumphant first feature” and “the wedding zinger you’ve been waiting for”, while The Irish Independent awarding it 5 stars and praising Kerslake’s performance “she’s superb, an extraordinary talent and surely bound for bigger things.” We give it 4 stars ourselves, again singling Kerslake out for her exceptional lead performance.

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A Date for Mad Mary is written by Darren and Colin Thornton and produced by Ed Guiney (The Guard, The Lobster, Room) and Juliette Bonass (Get Up & Go, Glassland). The film is financed by the Irish Film Board, BAI and TV3.

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