Directed by Robert Higgins and Patrick McGivney | Drama | Ireland 2022 │100 Mins | 15A | Not Subtitled
Cian is the captain of his local Gaelic football team – for him and his friends, the sport is a religion. When Cian is attacked on a night out, he therefore brushes off the incident as inconsequential. However before long he is forced to accept that his injuries are more serious and could mean the end of his Gaelic career…
Using the identifiable world of GAA as a backdrop and featuring superb performances from Irish rising stars Éanna Hardwicke and Danielle Galligan, Lakelands explores the masculine culture existing throughout our country, where feelings are seldom shared, and any type of vulnerability is feared as showing weakness. It was a deserving Best Irish Film winner at the 2022 Galway Film Fleadh.
Festivals and Awards
- Galway Film Fleadh 2022
- Kerry International Film Festival 2022
- Glasgow Film Festival 2023
- Winner – Best Irish Film, Galway Film Fleadh 2022
- Winner – The Bingham Ray New Talent Award 2022
- Winner – Best Narrative Feature, Kerry International Film Festival 2022
★ ★ ★ ★ A small story about a big event in one man’s life, Lakelands is a carefully tuned, low key piece of cinema with fine work from all involved. … The direction is assured, the performances spot on. Jennie Kermode, Eye For Film
A sensitive exploration of a young man’s reckoning with his destiny in rural Ireland, Lakelands initially appears to cover some familiar dramatic ground in a seemingly low-stakes narrative, but, in fact, this feels fresh…” Screen International
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