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IFTA Screening - Death and Nightingales

When:June 15th
Venue:Light House Cinema

IFTA Members are invited to an exclusive first-look Academy Screening of Allan Cubitt’s ‘Death and Nightingales’ - Director’s Cut Feature

The Screening will be followed by a Q&A with Director Allan Cubitt and creative talent.

It is 1885 in County Fermanagh and young Beth Winters (Ann Skelly) is dreaming of running away from the unhappy relationship endured with her stepfather, William (Matthew Rhys). In a struggle to control her own identity, she decides on her 23rd birthday to escape her limited life with the aid of a charming newcomer (Jamie Dornan). Based on the 1992 novel of the same name by Irish author Eugene McCabe, ‘Death and Nightingales’ is an epic tale of love, betrayal, deception, and revenge.

The film features Irish actress Ann Skelly (‘Red Rock’, ‘Kissing Candice’) who stars alongside Jamie Dornan (‘The Fall’, ‘Anthropoid’) as the central character Beth Winters, whilst Matthew Rhys (The Americans’, 'The post'), Martin McCann (‘'The Pacific', 'The Survivalist’), Charlene McKenna (‘Ripper Street’) and Valene Kane (‘71’) complete a strong and predominantly Irish cast. The story originally screened as a three-part period drama on both BBC and RTÉ.

This is the latest work in an illustrious career from English screenwriter and filmmaker Allan Cubitt, who won the Best British Crime Writing’ award in the UK in 2015 for his work creating the award-winning hit TV series 'The Fall'. Allan is a three-time BAFTA nominated writer/director who has delivered a number of top television series including the Emmy Award-winning ‘Prime Suspect 2’ (1992), ‘The Hanging Gale’ (1995) and ‘Murphy’s Law’ (2003-7). In 2013, Allan created the hit BBC television series ‘The Fall’, writing and producing series one and going on to direct series two and three. The psychological drama won the IFTA - Best Drama Award, and also won an Edgar Award for Best Television Episode and received a BAFTA nomination in 2014.