21 September 2019 The Irish Film & Television Network
Actors
TV
Crew
Digital
Distribution
Education / Training
Equipment
Festivals / Markets
Finance
Legal
Locations Ireland
Post Production
Production
Rep Bodies
JOBS FILMOGRAPHY NEWS WHO'S WHO DIARY GALLERY IFTA
     
NEWS IN BRIEF
Features & Interviews
Production News
Post Production News
VFX News
Animation News
Digital News
Festivals News
Training News
Cast News
Finance News
IFTA Film & Drama Awards
Galway Film Fleadh 2017
List Your Company
Daily News Bulletin
Site Map
IFTN HOME
Toronto Fest to feature Irish films ‘Room’, ‘Brooklyn’ and ‘The Lobster’
29 Jul 2015 : Seán Brosnan
'The Lobster'
Three Irish films have been selected to screen at the world renowned Toronto International Film Festival this year, which is due to run from September 10 to 20.

Lenny Abrahamson’s ‘Room’, John Crowley’s ‘Brooklyn’ and Yorgos Lanthimos’ ‘The Lobster’ were all selected in the first wave of announcements from the Toronto Fest committee this year.

Produced by Element Pictures and No Trace Camping with funding from the Irish Film Board, ‘Room’ is told through the eyes of a five year old who is held captive in a room along with his mother. The film stars Brie Larson, William H. Macy and Jacob Tremblay. Earlier this year, Filmnation Entertainment sold out all international rights to the film which as of yet has not screened anywhere.

‘Room’ is directed by Lenny Abrahamson with Emma Donoghue adapting the screenplay from her own award-winning novel. The film was post-produced at Screen Scene in Dublin. The creative team includes Abrahamson’s regular collaborators, editor Nathan Nugent (‘Frank’) and composer Stephen Rennicks (also ‘Frank’). Element Pictures’ Ed Guiney (‘The Lobster’, ‘Frank’, ‘What Richard Did’) produced ‘Room’ with David Gross (‘What If’, ‘Goon’). Executive producers are Andrew Lowe (‘The Lobster’, ‘Frank’, ‘The Wind that Shakes the Barley’) for Element Pictures and Jeff Arkuss (‘What If’) and Jesse Shapira (‘What If’, ‘Goon’) for No Trace Camping.

‘Brooklyn’ screened at Sundance earlier this year and was acquired by Fox Searchlight for $9m, the second biggest deal of the festival in 2015. The film has also received highly positive reviews from US publications such as Variety, The Los Angeles Times, The Hollywood Reporter and the New York Post.

‘Brooklyn’ is an Irish/British co-production from Wildgaze Films, Finola Dwyer Productions, Parallel Films and Item 7. ‘Brooklyn’ was co-financed by the Irish Film Board and filmed on location in Wexford, Dublin and Wicklow, as well as Montreal and New York.

Directed by IFTA and BAFTA winning director John Crowley (‘Intermission’, ‘Boy A’) and adapted by Nick Hornby from Colm Tóibin’s novel of the same name, ‘Brooklyn’ stars Oscar nominee Saoirse Ronan as a young Irish immigrant in 1950’s New York whose blossoming relationship with an Italian plumber Tony (Emory Cohen),is threatened when tragedy calls her home. She returns to Ireland where her attraction for a charming local man called Jim (Domhnall Gleeson), grows.

Lionsgate UK will release ‘Brooklyn’ in cinemas in Ireland on 6 November and across the UK on 27 November. It will be released to US cinemas by Fox Searchlight also on 6 November.

A surreal, romantic drama and winner of the Jury Prize at the 2015 Cannes Film Festival, ‘The Lobster’ stars Colin Farrell and Rachel Weisz with a supporting cast including Léa Seydoux, Ben Whishaw, John C.Reilly, Olivia Colman and Ashley Jensen.

The film is the English language debut of Greek director Lanthimos, who first came to international prominence with debut feature ‘Dogtooth’, winner of the Un Certain Regard Prize in Cannes and nominated for Best Foreign Language Film at the 2011 Academy Awards.

Shot at Parknasilla in Co. Kerry in Spring 2014, ‘The Lobster’ is written by Yorgos Lanthimos and Efthimis Filippou and produced by Ed Guiney, Lee Magiday, Ceci Dempsey and Yorgos Lanthimos. Executive Producers are Andrew Lowe, Tessa Ross and Sam Lavender with Isabel Davis as the lead executive for the BFI Film Fund. The film was developed by Element and Irish finance for the film came from the Irish Film Board with Rory Gilmartin as the lead executive for the IFB.

Also of Irish interest at Toronto this year are the screenings of ‘Louder Than Bombs’ starring Gabriel Byrne, ‘Stonewall’ starring Jonathan Rhys Meyers and ‘The Program’ starring Chris O’Dowd.

The Toronto International Film Festival will take place from September 10 to 20.




BREAKING NEWS
IFTN talks with Maddie Rice & Kate Kennedy, writers of new RTÉ Comedy Pilot 'Handy'
Peaky Blinders director Anthony Byrne talks with IFTN ahead of the Season 5 Finale
Finné Series 2 returns for six weeks as part of TG4's Wednesday Documentary Season
First-Look Trailer Releases for ‘The Rhythm Section’

FEATURES & INTERVIEWS
IFTN talks with Maddie Rice & Kate Kennedy, writers of new RTÉ Comedy Pilot 'Handy'
Peaky Blinders director Anthony Byrne talks with IFTN ahead of the Season 5 Finale
Free Industry Newsletter
Subscribe to IFTN's industry newsletter - it's free and e-mailed directly to your inbox every week.
Click here to sign up.


RELATED NEWS
Biggest ever IndieCork Festival set to take place in October
18 Sep 2019 
#IFTNfestival: IFTN Special – Irish Productions Premiering at TIFF 2019
05 Sep 2019 
Rose Plays Julie and The Other Lamb selected for Competition at the 63rd BFI London Film Festival
28 Aug 2019 
Irish-Belgian Co-Production The Other Lamb Selected for 67th San Sebastian Film Festival
23 Aug 2019 




 
 the Website  Directory List  Festivals  Who's Who  Locations  Filmography  News  Crew  Actors
 

Contact Us | Advertise | Copyright | Terms & Conditions | Security & Privacy | RSS Feed | Twitter