We continue our series of posts on the films at 2015 Galway Film Fleadh, taking a look at writer/director Paul Mercier’s Pursuit. The film screens Friday July 10th, at 10pm in the Town Hall Theatre.

Pursuit is a road movie and thriller, inspired by the Irish folk legend Diarmuid and Gráinne, a tale of love, betrayal and revenge, and the pursuit of a life beyond crime, bondage and a shattered dream.

“Once upon a time, there was a princess who sang in the forest until she could sing no more. Her father was a king who was feared but never loved. And it made him angry. For it was Fionn, his appointed chief, who won the hearts of the people. It was Fionn who protected them from their enemies. It was he who roamed the forests, the mountains and the seas. And wherever Fionn went, he was never without his trusted warrior, Diarmuid…”

Pursuit features an ensemble of Irish actors, including Ruth Bradley, Liam Cunningham, Brendan Gleeson, Owen Roe, David Pearse and Barry Ward. Written and directed by Mercier, the film is produced by Anne Gately of An Pointe Productions. The project received funds from the BAI, the IFB, Telegael and TV3.

Pursuit has its world premiere on Friday July 10th, at 10pm in the Town Hall Theatre. Director Paul Mercier and cast will attend.

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