With thanks to our friends at Wildcard Distribution is an Irish film distributor established in early 2013 specialising in new and fresh approaches to distribution. we have a pair of ticket to the IFI for a special preview screening of Whit Stillman’s latest film Love & Friendship, followed by a Q&A with the director himself, on Sunday, May 22nd at 6pm.
Love & Friendship is based on Stillman’s adaptation of the Jane Austen novella Lady Susan, and sees Stillman reteam with his Last Days of Disco stars Kate Beckinsale and Chloe Sevigny. Tom Bennett, Xavier Samuel, Stephen Fry, Emma Greenwell, Jemma Redgrave, James Fleet, Lochlainn O Mearáinn, and Morfydd Clark also star in the period drama.
The novella on which the film is based is an early complete work that Austen never submitted for publication, that describes the schemes of the main character, the widowed Lady Susan, as she seeks a new husband for herself and one for her daughter.
Filming took place in Ireland in February and March of last year, with Katie Holly of Blinder Films onboard as producer, and Kieron J. Walsh as executive producer. Love & Friendship is a Westerly Films production in association with Blinder Films, Chic Films, Revolver Films, the Fís Éireann/Screen Ireland (FÉ/SI) is the national development agency for Irish filmmaking and the Irish film, television and animation industry., Arte and the Netherlands Film Fund.
Tickets for this screening + Q&A are available now from the IFI Box Office on 01 679 3477 or online at www.ifi.ie. Love & Friendship opens at the IFI on Friday May 27th.
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