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A DATE FOR MAD MARY

A DATE FOR MAD MARY

The start of adulthood might also mean the end of childhood friendships. Impulsive Mary comes back home after spending six months in prison for her involvement in a vicious school fight. Her best friend Charlene is getting married in three weeks and Mary needs to find a date for the wedding. But she can’t find a suitable partner and, what’s more, it seems that Charlene doesn’t want to spend as much time with Mary as she used to. So Mary seeks refuge in the company of singer Jess, but she’s just getting more confused. […] The character of Mary is a mix of impetuousness and vulnerability, which might describe anyone on the threshold of adulthood, in fact. (Vít Kořínek, Karlovy Vary International Film Festival)

DARREN THORNTON, born in 1976, is an Irish stage and artistic director. He studied film at Cólaiste Dhúlaigh College in Dublin and made his television debut writing and directing the award-winning series Love Is the Drug. His first short film, Frankie, won the Prix UIP at the Berlin International Film Festival 2008 and the European Academy Award for Best Short Film that same year. In 2011, his second short film, Two Hearts, also won the Prix UIP. A Date for Mad Mary is his debut feature film. // Films (selection): Frankie (2007, short), Two Hearts (2011, short), A Date for Mad Mary (2016)

European Panorama Fiction 2017

DARREN THORNTON

Ireland 2016
DCP / color
82 minutes
eOF / english OV

Screenplay
Cinematography
Ole Bratt Birkeland
Editing
Tony Cranstoun, Juangus Dinsmore
Sound
Patrick Hanlon, Niall Brady, Michelle Fingleton, Ken Galvin
Music
Stephen Rennicks, Hugh Drumm
Cast
Seána Kerslake, Tara Lee, Charleigh Bailey, Denise McCormack, Siobhán Shanahan
Producers
Juliette Bones, Ed Guiney (Element Pictures, IE)

Trailer

Production

Element Pictures
21 Mespil Road
Dublin 4, Ireland
info@elementpictures.ie
www.elementpictures.ie
World Sales

Element Pictures
21 Mespil Road
Dublin 4, Ireland
info@elementpictures.ie
www.elementpictures.ie

Festivals
Pascale Ramonda
91 rue de Ménilmontant
75020 Paris, France
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Weltpremiere / World Premiere
Karlovy Vary International Film Festival 2016

Premierenstatus / Premiere Status
Austrian Premiere