In View (****), the excellent Irish independent feature film from Parked writer Ciaran Creagh, is heading on a mini-European tour with four screenings over the next few weeks.

First up is the 61st Cork Film Festival on November 12th, followed by a quick hop to Germany for 5 screenings at the International Filmfestival Mannheim-Heidelberg from November 14th, before coming back home to the Foyle Film Festival on November 19th, and then on to Estonia for two screenings at the NGO Black Nights Film Festival in Tallinn on November 20th and 22nd.

In View is the story of the implosion of Ruth Donnelly, a happy married and accomplished Garda detective whose drunken indiscretion while pregnant led to the loss of her baby at birth. Blaming Ruth and unable to cope, her husband takes his own life leaving Ruth alone. Five years later Ruth’s life of burdening guilt is dominated by rage, alcoholism, depression and self-loathing, leaving her to eventually conclude that there is only one way for her to make amends with the world.

The film features a star-making turn from Caoilfhionn Dunne (Love/Hate) in the lead, supported by Ciaran McMenamin (One Hundred Mornings), Stuart Graham (Hunger), Maria McDermotteroe (Veronica Guerin), Aoife King (Mammal), Eoin Quinn (limp.) and Gerard McSorley (In the Name of the Father). It is is produced by Dave Byrne of Underground Cinema.

Director Ciaran Creagh, producer Dave Byrne, and star Ciaran McMenamin will all attend the Foyle Film Festival on November 19th to take part in their “From Shorts to Features” conference. This one day event will feature filmmakers who have make the jump, about the differences between short and feature filmmaking and their experiences with the industry. There will also be time for sharing experiences, discussing challenges and ideas and for watching films at Northern Ireland’s only Oscar®-affiliated film festival.

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