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IFTA Launches IFTA Screen Discussions with We Ourselves
28 May 2020 : News Desk
IFTA Screen Discussions starts this Friday, 29th May at 3pm with an online discussion with the Filmmakers and talent of We Ourselves.

Irish Academy Members are currently viewing all of the submitted films privately through the Academy’s Viewing Platform during the Awards viewing and voting season throughout June & July. Round One Voting closes July 1st - for Shortlisting of Nominees. 

The Academy has extended access for these events to the General Public to hear insights into the work and encourage aspiring creative talent across the country.  

IFTA CEO Áine Moriarty said: Traditionally, IFTA hosts special Academy discussions in cinemas during this time for Irish films and talent in consideration for awards.  As the cinemas are closed, we are delighted to continue this engagement ONLINE through the Academy’s IFTA Screen Discussions over the next 5 weeks with all of the respective filmmakers involved – Actors, Directors, Writers, Producers and Craft talent” 

IFTA is presenting an online discussion for We Ourselves with Cast & Filmmakers in attendance, as part of the Irish Academy awards viewing season. This event is hosted by Gar O’Brien, Head of Film & Television at IFTA.

Writer/Director Paul Mercier is one of Ireland's most intriguing and insightful writers and playwrights, whose work is known for its gritty poetic realism and examination of ordinary, contemporary Irish life - with Fintan O'Toole commending Mercier for his "inclusive dramatic vision".

In this film 'We Ourselves', Mercier brings his incredible writing skill on a journey through the minds and hearts of a group of idealists and careerists as they take their separate paths in life. 

We Ourselves is an unconventional film dealing with the lives of a group of seven friends over a period of more than two decades. With rich and textured individual performances delivered in consecutive monologues, the film weaves an intimate drama about nationhood, identity, love and loss, as the belief of close friendships, give way to loneliness and a state of exile.  

Cast & Filmmakers in attendance

Paul Mercier, Anne Gately, Catherine Walker, Seana Kerslake, Gavin Drea, Paul Reid and Caitríona Ennis will take part in an online discussion.

The event will take place via zoom, including an audience Q&A afterwards.

Click here to register for the event

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