‘This Must Be The Place’, an Irish/Italian co-production partially filmed in Ireland, opens in cinemas across the country from today (March 23).
The Paolo Sorrentino-directed film is co-produced by Ireland’s Element Films, who are also distributing it here through their own Element Distribution. It also received funding from the Irish Film Board.
Other new international releases on Irish screens from today include ‘Wild Bill’ (The Works UK Distribution), ‘Act Of Valour’ (Momentum Pictures); ‘The Hunger Games’ (Lionsgate Uk) and ‘The Kid With A Bike’ (Artificial Eye).
Irish features ‘Stella Days’ (Eclipse Pictures) and Rebecca Daly’s ‘The Other Side of Sleep’ (Fastnet Films) are also still currently being screened nationwide.
Marking Sorrentino's first English language feature, ‘This Must Be The Place’ stars Sean Penn (Mystic River) as an aging rockstar who lives quietly in Dublin with his wife, played by Frances McDormand.
When his father, a holocaust survivor, dies in New York, he journeys across the US to find his father’s nemesis. Sorrentino co-wrote the script with Umberto Contarello (La Partita Lenta, Luce dei Miei Occhi).
The film features a host of Irish talent such as Kerry Condon (The Runway), Simon Delaney (Touch), Olwen Fouere (Space Truckers) and Eve Hewson.
'This Must Be The Place' is an Element Films/ Indigo Film / Lucky Red production. It received support from the Irish Film Board, Eurimage, Medusa, Indigo Film, Intesa Sanpaolo Bank and ARP Selection France.