Patrick's Day (film)

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Patrick's Day
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Poster
Directed byTerry McMahon
Produced byTim Palmer, Rachel Lysaght
Written byTerry McMahon
Starring
CinematographyMichael Lavelle
Edited byEmer Reynolds
Production
companies
Release date
  • 8 March 2014 (2014-03-08) (SXSW)
Running time
102 minutes
CountryIreland
LanguageEnglish

Patrick's Day is a 2014 Irish drama film written and directed by Terry McMahon.

Plot[edit]

Patrick (Moe Dunford) is a 26-year-old schizophrenic young man, who goes missing in the middle of the St. Patrick's Day festivities in Dublin, much to the alarm of his English mother Maura (Kerry Fox).

Release[edit]

Patrick's Day was premiered at SXSW on 8 March 2014. Throughout 2014 it was shown at many festivals, including Edinburgh and the Galway Film Fleadh. It went on general release in Ireland on 6 February 2015.[1]

The Irish Times gave it 4 stars out of 5, calling it "a fascinating collision of psychiatric drama and state-of-the nation address."[2] The Irish Independent, on the other hand, gave it 2 star out of 5 and criticised "McMahon’s tendency to write speeches rather than dialogue which people might actually use, something of a drawback when he appears to be going for realism."[3]

Patrick's Day was nominated for 9 IFTAs at the 12th Irish Film & Television Awards, and won three: Best Script (Film) for Terry McMahon, Best Actor in a Lead Role in a Feature Film for Moe Dunford, and Best Sound.

References[edit]

  1. ^ "Patrick's Day (2014)" – via www.imdb.com.
  2. ^ "Patrick's Day review: a fascinating collision of psychiatric drama and state-of-the nation address".
  3. ^ "Patrick's Day review: 'mental illness is serious subject but that doesn't mean you should have to suffer a bad film about it' - Independent.ie".

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