Element Pictures Distribution have announced that the Parallel Films production The Delinquent Season is to be released in Irish cinemas on October 13th. Mark O‘Rowe’s feature directorial debut stars Cillian Murphy (Peaky Blinders, Dunkirk, Free Fire), Catherine Walker (Critical, Patrick’s Day), Eva Birthistle (Brooklyn) and Andrew Scott (Spectre, Sherlock, Denial).

The Delinquent Season is a tense drama which revolves around two couples in suburban Dublin – Jim and Danielle and Yvonne and Chris. On paper, they both appear to live in marital bliss, until an altercation between one couple occurs and cracks begin to appear in both of these seemingly steady marriages. The Delinquent Season is an examination of love, lust and family relationships and asks the question how well do any of us really know each other?

Writer/director O’Rowe has several key writing credits to his name, including the award-winning Intermission (IFTA winner for Best Script in 2003), Boy A (BAFTA-nominated in two categories), Perrier’s Bounty (2010) and Broken (nominated for Best Screenplay at BIFA 2012).

The Delinquent Season is produced by Alan Moloney (Siege of Jadotville, Intermission, Mary Shelley) and Ruth Coady (Siege of Jadotville, Mary Shelley) of Parallel Films. Executive producers are Dixie Linder and Nick Marston (Boy A, Broken, Jonathan Strange & Mr. Norrell) of Cuba Pictures, and the film was shot on location in Dublin, with support from the Irish Film Board, RTE and BFI.

We are very proud of Mark’s directorial debut and to be working with such a high calibre of Irish talent. I’m delighted that Element Pictures Distribution are releasing the film and that Irish audiences will have a chance to see it in cinemas this October.
Alan Mooney, Producer – Parallel Films

Other forthcoming releases from Element Pictures Distribution include Conor McDermottroe’s comedy Halal Daddy on June 30th, Yorgos Lanthimos’ dark drama The Killing of a Scared Deer on November 17th, and Sebastián Lelio’s Disobedience on March 30th, 2018. The latter two are Element Pictures productions and will be released in association with UK distributor Curzon Artifical Eye.

3 Responses

  1. Kaitlyn

    Disobedience released March 30th 2018?! I’m guessing this film will likely be an Oscar contender, seems unlikely it would be released after awards season. Is this the Irish release date? Are films in Ireland often released much later than other regions? I know no trailer has been released yet, but a high profile academy award winning actress having an onscreen affair with a high profile academy award nominated actress with a recently highly lauded director in his first English speaking film. Based on a highly acclaimed novel with the themes of repressed faith and closeted lesbianism. It’s got awards material written all over it. Surely that’s not the earliest release date worldwide. The Oscars are usually very early March. Something doesn’t seem right. Does anyone have even a general idea of when a trailer will be released? Thank you.

    • Niall

      Yes this is the Irish and UK release date. Oscar contenders are usually released in the period January to March in this region so as to capitalise on the buzz generated from the awards season. It is very likely that the US release will be in the traditional October-December window so as to make it Oscar eligible. We would predict a Festival appearance at Telluride, Toronto, Venice or New York preceding this release. Trailers for these usually appear in July or August.

      • Kaitlyn

        Thank you so much for your very informed reply. Definitely answered all my questions and put me at ease. I’ve been waiting for this film since October last year when I heard it was in development so glad I won’t necessarily have to wait until late March to see it. Also, relieved to hear a trailer will most likely be released in less than two months. So looking forward to the release of this film.

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