Films at the Fleadh – Strangerland

We continue our series of posts on the films at 2015 Galway Film Fleadh, taking a look at Kim Farrant’s debut feature film, the Irish/Australian co-production Strangerland. The film screens Wednesday July 8th, at 8pm in the Town Hall Theatre.


Strangerland tells the story of Catherine and Matthew Parker, whose two teenage kids disappear into the remote Australian desert, and sees the couple’s relationship is pushed to the brink as they confront the mystery of their children’s fate.

The film is directed by Kim Farrant, and stars Nicole Kidman, Joseph Fiennes, Hugo Weaving, Lisa Flanagan, Meyne Wyatt, and Maddison Brown. Irish writer Michael Kinirons co-wrote the script with Fiona Seres. The film was shot by Irish cinematographer PJ Dillon, with his work drawing praise at teh Sundance Film Festival earlier this year.

Strangerland is co-produced by Macdara Kelleher for Fastnet Films, with funding from the Irish Film Board. It will show on Wednesday July 8th, at 8pm in the Town Hall Theatre. Producer Kelleher will attend for a Q&A.