Irish feature ‘Shadow Dancer’ has been officially selected to close the 24th Galway Film Fleadh on July 15.
The thriller, directed by Oscar-winner James Marsh (Man On Wire), tells the story of a female IRA-member-turned MI5 informant. It is based on a novel by ITV News’ political editor Tom Bradby, and stars a number of Irish actors, including Aidan Gillen (Game of Thrones) and Domhnall Gleeson (Sensation). The Belfast-based film was shot in Dublin and London last year.
Ed Guiney and Andrew Lowe produced for Dublin-based Element Pictures, with Unanimous Entertainment and Wild Bunch Productions.
Other actors featured include Clive Owen (Derailed), Gillian Anderson (The Last King of Scotland) and Andrea Riseborough (Never Let Me Go).
The film had its international premiere at the Sundance Film Festival this year, and will screen at this week’s Edinburgh International Film Festival.
Tickets for the closing screening of ‘Shadow Dancer’ go on sale at the Town Hall Theatre in Galway on Monday, June 25.
This year’s Galway Film Fleadh will open with Irish comedy ‘Grabbers’, which has been picked up by Element for nationwide distribution, starting August 10.
The full Galway Film Fleadh programme will be launched on Tuesday, June 26, at the Radisson Hotel in Galway. This year’s Fleadh runs from July 10-15. See www.galwayfilmfleadh for more information.