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God’s Creatures
15A101 min

Director: Saela DavisAnna Rose Holmer Producer: Starring:Aisling Franciosi, Emily Watson, Paul Mescal Released:Fri 24 Mar 2023

Synopsis

This quietly devastating drama is set on the coast of Ireland. In a windswept fishing village, a mother, Aileen O’Hara (Emily Watson) is torn between protecting her beloved son Brian O’Hara (Paul Mescal) and her own sense of right and wrong. A lie she tells for him rips apart their family and close-knit community in this tense, sweepingly emotional epic. GOD’S CREATURES, which premiered at the 2022 Cannes Film Festival Directors’ Fortnight, stars Emily Watson, Paul Mescal and Aisling Franciosi, supported by Declan Conlon and Toni O’Rourke. Directed by New York based filmmakers Saela Davis and Anna Rose Holmer (The Fits) with a screenplay by Shane Crowley based on a story he co-wrote with Cronin O’Reilly.The film picked up five BIFA 2022 nominations: Emily Watson for Lead Performance; Paul Mescal and Aisling Franciosi for Best Supporting Performance; Shane Crowley for Best Debut Screenwriter and Danny Bensi and Saunder Jurriaans for Best Original Music.

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