She’s long been hailed a modern-day hero.
Now Cork audiences will be among the first to see a documentary charting cervical cancer activist Vicky Phelan’s personal fight to extend her life.
Vicky, the award-winning Irish documentary, will open the 10th IndieCork festival at the Gate Cinema in Cork City on October 2nd, ahead of its general nationwide release on October 7th through Volta Pictures.
In 2018 on the steps of the High Court in Dublin, Phelan gave a now infamous address where she exposed the CervicalCheck scandal. A subsequent investigation revealed over 220 women were affected, while 17 women had already died.
Vicky is a profound and intimate journey into the Kilkenny native’s fight to expose the truth.
You can check out the trailer here:
“It is an absolute honour to be chosen as the opening film of the prestigious independent festival IndieCork.” said director of Vicky, Sasha King.
“It took a tribe of formidable and determined women to help this film see a release. And for that, I am very grateful. We are very excited to bring our film to the big screen in Cork.”
IndieCork runs at the Gate Cinema from October 2nd to 9th with a diverse programme of international, Irish and local filmmakers. Tickets will be on sale from The Gate Cinema at gatecinemas.com.