Director Mark Noonan has unveiled, via Twitter, the first poster for his new Irish film You’re Ugly Too. This poster was designed by Dublin based designer Annie Atkins, whose work on Wes Anderson’s The Grand Budapest Hotel is nominated for Oscar.
You’re Ugly Too has been nominated for the Best First Feature Award at the Berlin International Film Festival next month, where the film will have its World Premiere. The prestigious award is endowed with a €50,000 cash prize.
Written and directed by Mark Noonan, the film stars Aidan Gillen as Will, who is released from prison on compassionate leave to care of his niece Stacey, after the death of her mother. An odd couple of sorts, they leave the city behind to pursue what they both hope will be a fresh start in the sleepy surroundings of the Irish midlands. The two bicker and fight as they adjust to their new life together and make tentative steps towards becoming an improvised family.
You’re Ugly Too will screen in the Generation Kplus category, which is aimed at children from the age of fourteen.
You’re Ugly Too was produced by John Keville and Conor Barry for Savage Productions and was filmed in counties Dublin and Offaly. The film was funded by Bord Scannán na hÉireann/the Irish Film Board.