Irish Horror, The Cured, Released in Irish Cinemas Friday, 20 April

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Irish Horror, The Cured, Released in Irish Cinemas Friday, 20 April

Posted: 17th April 2018

Following its world premiere at the Toronto International Film Festival (TIFF) last September, David Freyne’s The Cured, opens in Irish cinemas this Friday, 20 April.

Produced by Rory Dungan, Rachael O'Kane and Ellen Page for Tilted Pictures, Bac Films Production and Bounder And Cad in association with Savage Productions, Shinawil and Yellow Moon Post Production, with Freyne writing and directing the film.

The Cured, received critical acclaim following its debut at TIFF for its exploration of social issues through the lens of horror. 

The film is set in the aftermath of a world ravaged for years with a devastating virus that turned the infected into zombie-like cannibals.  While a cure is found, the wrenching process of reintegrating the survivors back into society begins.  Among the formerly afflicted is Senan (Keeley), a young man haunted by the horrific acts he committed while infected. Welcomed back into the family of his widowed sister-in-law (Page) he attempts to restart his life — but is society ready to forgive him and those like him? Or will fear and prejudice once again tear the world apart?

The title, which stars Irish actors Tom Vaughan-Lawlor, and Sam Keeley alongside Ellen Page also scooped Best Horror Feature at Fantastic Film Fest in Austin, Texas last September and was picked up for distribution in North America by IFC for a seven-figure number following its world premiere at TIFF.

The Cured was financed by Bord Scannán na hÉireann/the Irish Film Board, the Broadcasting Authority of Ireland, Northern Ireland Screen, and Bac Films.

Wildcard Distribution will be releasing The Cured in cinemas across Ireland on behalf of Arrow Films.

To celebrate the opening of the film, on Friday 20 April, Dublin's Light House Cinema will host a special opening night screening which will include a post-screening Q&A with the film’s director David Freyne. Tickets can be purcashed here