December 4th, 2014       Posted by Frederik       Display Comments

Three Irish films and co-productions – “Glassland”, “Strangerland” and “The Visit” – have all been selected for official competition at the Sundance Film Festival, one of the world’s leading festivals for independent film. Both “Glassland” and “Strangerland” will screen in the World Cinema Dramatic Competition section which only selects 12 films from thousands of entries. “Glassland” is written and directed by Gerard Barrett and tells the story of a young taxi driver on the fringes of the criminal underworld who, in a desperate bid to save his mother from addiction and unite his broken family, is forced to take a job which will see him pushed further into its underbelly. The film is Barrett’s follow-up to his award winning debut film “Pilgrim Hill” and stars Jack Reynor, Toni Collette and Will Poulter. “Glassland”, the joint winner of the Best Film Award at the 2014 Galway Film Fleadh, was produced by Element Pictures (‘Frank’, ‘What Richard Did’) and was filmed on location in Dublin.

Director Gerard Barrett said: ‘It’s such an honour and privilege to take this film to Sundance. To be in competition at Sundance, really is something special.’ Producer of ‘Glassland’ Ed Guiney added that he is ‘delighted to be bringing ‘Glassland’ to Sundance. I can’t think of a better place to launch Gerard’s brilliant film to the world’.




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