Irish Film On Tour is a showcase of new Irish cinema in a programme of shorts and features over 3 nights in the Babylon Mitte cinema.
What Richard Did | Trailer
What Richard Did follows Richard Karlsen, golden-boy athlete and undisputed alpha-male of his privileged set of South Dublin teenagers, through the summer between the end of school and the beginning of university. The world is bright and everything seems possible, until one summer night Richard does something that destroys it all and shatters the lives of the people closest to him. Featuring extraordinary performances from its mainly young cast, What Richard Did is a quietly devastating study of a boy confronting the gap between who he thought he was and who he proves to be.
Jump | Trailer
JUMP follows the lives of four twenty-something’s whose lives collide one fateful New Year’s Eve amidst the ancient walls of Derry, Northern Ireland in a night of fast talk, coincidence and intrigue. As the clock ticks towards midnight and the night’s events expertly fall into place, JUMP weaves an existential portrait of our character’s lives as their hopes, fears and secrets are revealed.
The Summit | Trailer
The Summit: Although K2 is only the second-highest peak in the world, it is renowned as the most dangerous and revered by mountaineers as their ultimate challenge. In August 2008, 18 of 24 climbers reached the summit of K2. Forty-eight hours later, 11 people were dead. What happened on that fateful day has never been resolved. Utilising found footage, interviews with survivors, and seamlessly realistic reenactments, The Summit zigzags back and forth in time, interweaving multiple narrative threads and piecing together events, hoping to solve the mystery of what actually happened on that day—the deadliest in mountain-climbing history. At the heart of the mystery is the story of Ger McDonnell, one extraordinary man who chose to risk his own life to save others. With the help of breathtaking cinematography by Robbie Ryan and Stephen O’Reilly, director Nick Ryan creates a tension-filled, experiential film that will have viewers on the edge of their seats. The Summit pits Man against Mother Nature in her most majestic and terrifying extreme.
Monday 17th March | 20:00
– IRISH FOLK FURNITURE, D: Tony Donoghue (9 min)
– WHAT RICHARD DID (Ireland 2012), D: Lenny Abrahamson, with Jack Reynor, Roisin Murphy, Lars Mikkelsen, 88 min
Tuesday 18th March | 20:00
– THE MISSING SCARF, D: Eoin Duffy (7 min)
– JUMP (Ireland 2012), D: Kieron J. Walsh with Nichola Burley, Martin McCann, Charlene McKenna, 81 min
Wednesday 19th March | 20:00
– THE SUMMIT (Ireland 2012), D: Nick Ryan with Christine Barnes, Hoselito Bite, Marco Confortola, 95 min
Irish Film On Tour 2014
Monday, 17 March – Wednesday, 19 March 2014 | 20:00 CET
Babylon Mitte | Rosa-Luxemburg-Straße 30 | 10178 Berlin/Mitte