The opening movie of Cork Film Festival 2019 has been revealed… and it looks like a goodie.
The much-anticipated drama Ordinary Love, starring Liam Neeson and Lesley Manville, will have its Irish premiere at the 64th Cork Film Festival’s Opening Gala on Thursday, November 7th.
Based on a script by award-winning Irish playwright Owen McCafferty, Ordinary Love will launch an outstanding 2019 programme of over 120 feature films presented at Ireland’s first and largest film festival.
Shot in Northern Ireland, it’s directed by the acclaimed Lisa Barros D’Sa and Glenn Leyburn, and centres on a couple dealing with the fallout from a cancer diagnosis.
Closing the 11-day festival will be the Irish premiere of new Irish-Belgian drama, The Other Lamb, direct from its world premiere at the Toronto International Film Festival, starring Raffey Cassidy, Michiel Huisman and Denise Gough, on Sunday, November 17th.
The Other Lamb is the haunting English-language debut of critically acclaimed director Małgorzata Szumowska, following a young woman raised in a repressive cult.
“Cork Film Festival is flourishing.” says Festival Director and CEO Fiona Clark.
“Building on a 22% increase in audience numbers last year, we are presenting over 400 events and screenings of significant Irish and international titles in 2019.”
The full 2019 programme, which runs from November 7th-17th, 2019, will be unveiled at the launch on October 15th.