Award-winning West Cork film for festival

February 28th, 2019 5:05 PM

By Southern Star Team

Float like a Butterfly, Carmel Winters' award-winning movie shot in West Cork, will be screened in Schull in May.

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THE award-winning film Float like a Butterfly will be screened at the Fastnet Film Festival in Schull in May, followed by post-screening banter with many of the cast and crew. 

By Ballydehob-based Carmel Winters, it’s the powerful story of a young woman’s fight for freedom and belonging. 

Filmed between Goleen and Skibbereen, Carmel wanted ‘to fill the film with the Irish weather and landscape, with children, babies, horses, dogs and chickens, and all sorts of other unruly entities you can’t get inside a theatre!’

She said she also wanted to showcase the magic and power of the place and people where she lives. 

‘We had the kind of creative collaboration from the local community other film sets could only dream of. It was this immense wave of local talent and goodwill that carried the biggest scenes in the film.’ The West Cork landscapes, seascapes and depth of colour and texture in the film have been described as breath-taking and helped it take awards at the prestigious Toronto International Film Festival and Cork Film Festival, among several other nominations.

The 11th annual Fastnet Film Festival takes place in Schull from May 22nd to 26th and includes a visit from Irish novelist Roddy Doyle.


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