A Date for Mad Mary
|A Date for Mad Mary|
|Directed by||Darren Thornton|
|Cinematography||Ole Bratt Birkeland|
Irish Film Board
|Distributed by||Element Pictures Distribution|
2 July 2016 (KVIFF)|
2 September 2016 (Ireland)
"Mad" Mary McArdle is released from prison and tries to reconnect with friends in Drogheda. Her best friend Charlene is getting married and Mary seeks a date to bring to her wedding.
A Date for Mad Mary premiered at the Karlovy Vary International Film Festival in the Czech Republic on 2 July 2016. It won Best Irish Feature Film at the Galway Film Fleadh, while Seána Kerslake won the Bingham Ray New Talent Award. It went on general release on 2 September, to very positive reviews. The Irish Independent said "A Date for Mad Mary is the best Irish film I've seen in a long time, and blends comedy, romance and pathos with extraordinary skill.". Donald Clarke in The Irish Times said it might be "the best Irish release of 2016".
|Awards||Category||Recipients and nominees||Result|
|Irish Film & Television Awards||Best Film||A Date for Mad Mary||Won|
|Best Director||Darren Thornton||Nominated|
|Best Script||Darren Thornton and Colin Thornton||Nominated|
|Best Actress||Seana Kerslake||Nominated|
|Best Supporting Actress||Charleigh Bailey||Won|
- "Further evidence of Irish cinema's 'golden period' seen in Galway".
- "A Date For Mad Mary is another Irish film to be proud of".
- "A Date for Mad Mary review: A star-making performance".
- "'A Date for Mad Mary is the best Irish film I've seen in a long time' - our reviewer gives the lowdown - Independent.ie".
- Clarke, Donald. ""A Date for Mad Mary review: the wedding zinger you've been waiting for"". The Irish Times. Irish Times Trust. Retrieved 7 February 2017.
- "IFTA FILM & DRAMA NOMINEES 2017". Irish Film and Television Academy. Retrieved 10 April 2017.
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