Element Pictures Distribution, ADIFF and Parallel Films Announce World Premiere of Mark O’Rowe’s The Delinquent Season

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Element Pictures Distribution, ADIFF and Parallel Films Announce World Premiere of Mark O’Rowe’s The Delinquent Season

Posted: 4th April 2018

Element Pictures Distribution, The Audi Dublin International Film Festival and Parallel Films are excited to announce that the world premiere of Mark O’Rowe’s film directorial debut The Delinquent Season is now scheduled for Wednesday, 25 April in Cineworld, Dublin with all talent in attendance. Starring Cillian Murphy (Peaky Blinders, Dunkirk, Free Fire), Catherine Walker (Critical), Eva Birthistle (Brooklyn) and Andrew Scott (Spectre, Sherlock, Denial), The Delinquent Season will hit cinemas across Ireland on 27 April.

The Delinquent Season is a tense drama which revolves around two couples in suburban Dublin — Jim and Danielle and Yvonne and Chris. On paper, they both appear to live in marital bliss, until an altercation between one couple occurs and cracks begin to appear in both of these seemingly steady marriages. The Delinquent Season is an examination of love, lust and family relationships and asks the question how well do any of us really know each other?

Speaking on the release O’ Rowe commented that "It was a privilege to work with such an amazing cast and crew on The Delinquent Season, and I am thrilled to be launching the film with The Dublin International Film Festival on April 25th."

Writer/director O ’Rowe has several key writing credits to his name, including the award-winning Intermission (IFTA winner for Best Script in 2003), Boy A (BAFTA-nominated in two categories), Perrier’s Bounty (2010) and Broken (nominated for Best Screenplay at BIFA 2012).

Director of the Audi Dublin International Film Festival Grainne Humphreys commented "We are delighted to celebrate the world premiere of Mark O’Rowe’s debut feature The Delinquent Season. It’s a beautifully calibrated portrait of married life, of secrets and lies — those we tell others and the ones we tell ourselves. Superbly acted with four actors at the top of their game."

Producer Ruth Coady commented "We are privileged and excited to premiere The Delinquent Season at this year’s ADIFF. Mark O Rowe’s stunning directorial debut is a beautiful, poignant and searingly honest portrayal of marriage and human emotions and we are delighted to showcase the film and the work of the very finest Irish actors and crew at this wonderful festival."

The Delinquent Season is produced by Alan Moloney (Siege of Jadotville, Intermission, Mary Shelley) and Ruth Coady (Siege of Jadotville, Mary Shelley) of Parallel Films. Executive producers are Dixie Linder and Nick Marston of Cuba Pictures, and the film was shot on location in Dublin, with support from the Bord Scannán na hÉireann/the Irish Film Board, RTÉ, and BFI.