The Wind That Shakes the Barley

A wartime drama about the 1920’s Irish revolution against the British. The Irish medical student Damian is about to start his new job in London as he is witness to the mercenary atrocities of the British and decides to join his brother in the resistance group I.R.A to fight for Irish independence.

The Angel’s Share

A new father who has narrowly escaped a prison sentence concocts a plan to carve out a new future that involves a whiskey distillery, with the help of fellow community service workers. [Synopsis via The Playlist]

Kelly + Victor

Kelly (Antonia Campbell-Hughes) meets Victor (Julian Morris) while they are both loved up on the dance floor of a Liverpool nightclub. They are soon in her bed, fucking with an urgent intensity that neither has experienced before. These are two characters struggling to get by as best they can while the people around them are choosing illegal lifestyles; her best mate is a dominatrix prostitute, his pals are aspiring drug dealers. It’s when they get into bed with each other that their darker instincts take over. Kieran Evans (Finisterre; Vashti Bunyan: From Here to Before) adapts the acclaimed novel by Niall Griffiths for his first fiction feature. With a strong sense of location and an astutely chosen soundtrack, Kelly + Victor is a haunting, candid depiction of a young couple embarking on a passionate and transgressive love affair. The two leads deliver superb, committed performances that do a great deal to enhance their status as rising stars.