Ian Power’s IFTA winning feature, ‘The Runway’ is to have a limited nationwide release from Friday, June 10th. The feature is being distributed by Element Pictures Distribution and will screen in various cinemas nationwide.
Inspired by a true story, Ian Power's ‘The Runway’ tells the tale of a South American pilot who crashes his plane in a field near an Irish town in 1983. It explores how the operation to build a runway for the pilot’s return flight affected the local community, particularly one little boy who has never met his father.
Starring Demian Bichir (Che), Kerry Condon (This Must Be The Place, Rome) and James Cosmo (Outcast) the film is produced by Macdara Kelleher (Colony), Brendan McDonald (The Yard) and Bernard Michaux (Lumen). ‘The Runway’ was this year's winner of the Directors Finders Series at the Directors Guild of America. It also won the best Irish feature award at the Galway Film Fleadh 2010 and saw a 2011 IFTA win in the category of Director of Photography for PJ Dillon (Kings).
Director Ian Power voiced his delight at the upcoming Irish release for the film, saying: “I'm delighted that Irish cinema goers will have the chance to kick-off the summer with an uplifting Irish movie. ‘The Runway’ has a life of its own in front of an audience so we're very excited to have the opportunity to reach so many with the nationwide theatrical release this June.”
The feature is being distributed to select cinemas across Ireland by Element Pictures Distribution. A specific list of cinemas showing the film is TBC.