BFCer Donal Foreman's debut feature, Out of Here, will receive a theatrical release at the Irish Film Institute (IFI) in his hometown of Dublin, Ireland from November 7th. Tickets for the release are now on sale and a new trailer for the film has just been launched:
<iframe src="//player.vimeo.com/video/109853682" width="500" height="281" frameborder="0" webkitallowfullscreen mozallowfullscreen allowfullscreen></iframe> <p><a href="http://vimeo.com/109853682">OUT OF HERE - from November 7th at the Irish Film Institute, Dublin</a> from <a href="http://vimeo.com/donalforeman">Donal Foreman</a> on <a href="https://vimeo.com">Vimeo</a>.</p>
According to the IFI's press release:
Donal Foreman’s brilliant zeitgeisty vision of Dublin’s youth starring Fionn Walton (What Richard Did), Aoife Duffin (Moone Boy) and Annabell Rickerby (Get Up and Go) comes to the IFI for an exclusive theatrical release from the 7th November. There’s been real excitement surrounding OUT OF HERE since it debuted at the Galway Film Fleadh in 2013 with director Donal Foreman winning this year’s CineTALENT award at this year’s JDIFF. Donal Foreman and members of the cast will take part in an Opening Night Q&A after the 18.30 screening on 7th November.
College dropout Ciaran (Fionn Walton) returns from Asia and, over the course of a week, reintroduces himself to friends, family, and the Dublin city he left behind. Uncomfortable living at home with his parents, new flame Melissa (Aoife Duffin) offers excitement, but his true hope is to reconnect with ex-girlfriend Jess (Annabell Rickerby).
The focus is on small, human details: how Ciaran relates to his friends, to his unemployed father, to Dublin’s familiar and unfamiliar landmarks - north-side beaches, city playgrounds, south-side house parties. Already an experienced shorts filmmaker, Foreman’s talent is unmistakable here, as he patiently builds a rare and exceptionally true-to-life portrait of what it is to be young, educated and aimless in Ireland today.
There’s also a chance to see some of Foreman’s accomplished short films that stylistically and thematically foreshadow OUT OF HERE on Monday 10th November 18.30. Foreman will present four short films and discuss them with Michael Ryan of the IFI.
So far the film has received excellent four star reviews from the Irish Times (who called the film "profound, humorous and touching") and Entertainment.ie, who called it as "a startling debut" that "marks one Donal Foreman out as a real talent".
Out of Here will also be receiving its European premiere at the Mannheim-Heidelberg Film Festival on November 13th. This festival is "one of the oldest film festivals in the world - and the second oldest in Germany. For 63 years it has been a forum for the art of cinema, for films with a personal signature - the author's film. During the history of the festival, debut features of now famous directors were first introduced to an international public" including Francois Truffaut, RW Fassbinder, Lars Von Trier, Derek Cianfrance and Krzysztof Kieslowski.