#IrishAbroad: 5 Irish films head to Dallas, including world premiere of In View


The Dallas Film Society today announced the full schedule of film selections for the 10th edition of the Dallas International Film Festival. The list of titles includes 4 Irish feature films and one short film.

The festival will host the world premiere of Parked writer Ciaran Creagh’s independent feature In View, which is one of nine films making their world premieres at the festival. The film is the story of the implosion of Ruth Donnelly, a happy married and accomplished Garda detective whose drunken indiscretion while pregnant led to the loss of her baby at birth. Blaming Ruth and unable to cope, her husband takes his own life leaving Ruth alone. Five years later Ruth’s life of burdening guilt is dominated by rage, alcoholism, depression and self-loathing, leaving her to eventually conclude that there is only one way for her to make amends with the world.

The film is led by Caoilfhionn Dunne (Love/Hate), supported by Ciaran McMenamin (One Hundred Mornings), Stuart Graham (Hunger), Maria McDermotteroe (Veronica Guerin), Aoife King (Mammal), Eoin Quinn (limp.) and Gerard McSorley (In the Name of the Father). In View is produced by Dave Byrne of Underground Cinema.

In View is joined by John Carney’s heart-warming musical drama Sing Street, Paddy Breathnach’s emotional and vibrant Spanish-language drama Viva, Ben Wheatley’s brilliantly bonkers Northern Irish filmed J.G. Ballard adaptation High-Rise, and Conor Whelan’s touching animated short Snowfall.

[quote title=”James Faust -Dallas Film Society,Artistic Director”]This year’s 10th anniversary edition of the Dallas International Film Festival appropriately does what we do best: present films from around the world, independently produced, and locally shot productions, that are entertaining, exciting, surprising, and challenging for Dallas audiences to see for the first and possibly the only time. In our 10th year, we will once again bring to Dallas our favourite films from the festival circuit, as well as new discoveries, we’ll celebrate the work of film legends and amazing artists behind the camera, and we’ll add some brand new, fun wrinkles to our programming – like the debut of a locally shot television series and the next episode of a new VR series as well.[/quote]

The 10th Dallas International Film Festival runs April 14th-24th, and features 113 films (63 features, 50 shorts) representing 31 countries.