Grand Pictures has released the trailer for Ian Fitzgibbon’s new Irish dark-comedy Dark Lies the Island, ahead of its world premiere at the Virgin Media Dublin International Film Festival on Wednesday, February 27th.

Dark Lies the Island has a script from Kevin Barry, based on characters from his short story collection of the same name. Dark Lies The Island is a deliciously dark comedy that rips with violent tension. Set in a small Irish town and unfolding over the course of one week, a long-standing family feud comes to a head and forces the men to face the truth.

The film is directed by FitzGibbon (Death of a Superhero, Perrier’s Bounty), who along with Barry and Grand Pictures producer Michael Garland gave us the moving short film Breakfast Wine. That short was an adaptation of Barry’s story from his Rooney Prize for Irish Literature-winning collection There Are Little Kingdoms. Here Garland produces with Catherine Magee.

The cast includes Peter Coonan (Penance, Love/Hate), Pat Shortt (The Flag, Twice Shy), Moe Dunford (Handsome Devil, Patrick’s Day), Charlie Murphy (Philomena, Rebellion), Tommy Tiernan (Derry Girls, Father Ted), John Quinn (Black ’47, Michael Inside) and Jana Mohieden. Cathal Watters (Viva, Handsome Devil) is DoP, with Stephen O’Connell as Editor, Jeffrey Sherriff (In Fear. Damned) as Production Designer, Conor O’Carroll (Moone Boy, Amber) as Location Manager, Louise Kiely as Casting Director, and Leonie Prendergast (The Man Who Invented Christmas, Pilgrimageas costume designer.

Dark Lies the Island is a Grand Pictures production, supported by Fís Éireann / Screen Ireland, RTÉ, the Broadcasting Authority of Ireland, Quickfire (UK), Egg Studios Ltd, and Section 481.

Tickets for the world premiere at the Virgin Media Dublin International Film Festival are on sale now.

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