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The Corona Cork Film Festival to Showcase 300 Irish and International Features, Documentaries and Shorts

26th Oct 2012
The 57th Corona Cork Film Festival, Ireland's oldest film festival will take place from November 11-18 with a line-up that boasts 300 features, documentaries and shorts from around the world.  The festival will open with a screening of Bill Morrison's innovative documentary The Great Flood inspired by the Mississippi river flood of 1927 and will close with the Irish premiere of the highly anticipated Seven Psychopaths directed by Martin McDonagh.

Included in the line-up are a number of features, documentaries and shorts funded by Bord Scannán na hÉireann/the Irish Film Board including Dollhouse, Good Vibrations, The Good Man, Pilgrim Hill, Very Extremely Dangerous, Get The Picture, Skin in the Game and Art Will Save the World.

DOLLHOUSE starring Jack Reynor (What Richard Did), Seana Kerslake, Jonny Ward, Ciarán McCabe, Kate Stanley Brennan and Shane Curry explores a night in the life of a group of street teens from Dublin's inner city who break into an upper class house in Dalkey. The break-in quickly moves into a night of frenzy, driven by a series of revelations that will leave lasting marks on each of them, and resulting in an emotional conclusion that they will carry with them. The film has screened at numerous international festivals including the prestigious Berlin Film Festival and SXSW earlier this year.

GOOD VIBRATIONS is a story of Belfast music legend Terri Hooley who determines to go after his goal without any degree of success. The film picked up the Best Irish Feature prize at the Galway Film Fleadh and had its international premiere at the prestigious Karlovy Vary Festival this summer.

Directed by 24 year old Kerry filmmaker Gerard Barrett and made with a budget of €4500 PILGRIM HILL follows the life of Jimmy, a bachelor farmer living in rural Ireland fighting isolation and loneliness while caring for his ill father.  It recently screened at the Telluride, Busan and BFI London film festivals.  The film was supported by Bord Scannán na hÉireann/the Irish Film Board.

In Phil Harrison's THE GOOD MAN Aidan Gillen stars as a young Irishman on his way up in the world when things start to unravel when, through a simple act of thoughtlessness, he causes a stranger's death in an accident.  In Cape Town Sifiso is a bright teenager living in an informal settlement. Hoping for a place at university, and a better future, he is inadvertently drawn deeper into the harsh struggles of township life.  Worlds apart, both men find themselves faced with the same question: how to be good. And when their stories unexpectedly collide, their impact on one another's lives is far greater, and more surprising, than either could have imagined.

Niall McCann's documentary ART WILL SAVE THE WORLD explores the work, legacy, struggles and battles of Luke Haines, the perennial outsider of Britpop and the British music scene.  It was produced by Clare Ridge for Happy Endings Productions with funding from the IFB.

Paul Duane's VERY EXTREMELY DANGEROUS follows Jerry McGill, the last American outlaw, is 70. With three jail terms behind him and staring death in the face, he gets one last chance at musical immortality - will he take it, or will be go out in a blaze of guns, police, drugs and ragged glory? The film was produced by Robert Gordon and Duane for Screenworks with funding from the IFB.

With texts written by Roddy Doyle, Donald Taylor Black's documentary SKIN IN THE GAME looks at Irish artists reacting in their work to the crash and the political crisis all around us.  It was produced by Black for Poolbeg Productions with funding from the IFB.

GET THE PICTURE directed by Cathy Pearson is a documentary about legendary picture editor John J. Morris.   Produced by Noel Pearson and Cathy Pearson for Ferndale Films it was made with funding from the IFB.

Along with the features and documentaries a number of IFB funded shorts will screen throughout the festival including the premiere of the latest Signature and Reality Bite shorts.

The Corona Cork Film Festival will take place November 11th - 18th 2012.

More About DOLLHOUSE
DOLLHOUSE was produced by John Wallace for The Factory and was funded by Bord Scannán na hÉireann/the Irish Film Board and Lightstream Pictures.

More About GOOD VIBRATIONS
GOOD VIBRATIONS is produced by Andrew Eaton (The Trip) and Chris Martin (Peacefire) with David Holmes (Ocean's Eleven) also on the producing team. Executively produced by Robert Walpole and Rebecca O'Flanagan (Treasure Entertainment), Joe Oppenheimer (BBC Films), Nigel Thomas (Matador Pictures) and Bruno Charlesworth (Immaculate Conception Films), the film is financed by Bord Scannán na hÉireann/Irish Film Board (IFB), BBC Films, Northern Ireland Screen, BBC Northern Ireland, Immaculate Conception Films, Matador Pictures and Cinema One. The film is a Canderblinks Film & Music, Revolution Films and Treasure Entertainment production.

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