Irish screenwriter Fergal Rock’s Departures (released in America as Then Came You) will play the the Virgin Media Founded in 2003, the Dublin International Film Festival sets the agenda of the year with its programme of outstanding Irish and international film. on Monday, February 25th as part of the Fantastic Flix strand for young audiences. The screening will be attended by Rock and by director Peter Hutchings, who will take part in a Q&A after.
Calvin (Asa Butterfield) is a hypochondriac who’s dropped out of college and is working as an airport baggage handler with his dad (David Koechner) and brother (Tyler Hoechlin). When his doctor sends him to a cancer support group to gain some real perspective, he meets Skye (Maisie Williams), a British teenager with a terminal illness. She enlists him to help her carry out her eccentric bucket list, and in return she helps him talk to his crush, a flight attendant named Izzy (Nina Dobrev). Ken Jeong, Sonya Walger, Peyton List, and Tituss Burgess also star.
Departures is produced by Claude Dal Farra, Brice Dal Farra and Brian Keady for BCDF, with Nicholas Chartier and Alissa Phillips producing for Voltage Pictures.
Berlin-based Rock graduated from Dublin Institute of Technology with an honors MA in Film (Theory & Production) in 2002. He is a winner of the BlueCat Screenplay Contest and a semi-finalist of both the American Zoetrope Screenplay Contest and Academy Nicholl Fellowships in Screenwriting Competition. He has written and directed three short films, as well as working as a writer on RTÉ soap Fair City.
Tickets for the VMDIFF Fantastic Flix screening at 12:45 in Light House Cinema on February 25th are on sale now.