Young Irish Director Donal Foreman deservedly won the Dublin Film Festival’s CineTALENT award with his debut feature ‘Out of Here’ last spring and now his brilliant, zeitgeisty vision of Dublin’s youth gets a well-deserved screening at the Town Hall Cinema in Nenagh Arts Centre.
‘Out of Here’ tells the story of college dropout Ciaran (Fionn Walton) who returns from Asia and, over the course of a week, reintroduces himself to friends, family and the Dublin city he left behind.
Uncomfortable living at home with his parents, new flame Melissa (Aoife Duffin) offers excitement, but Fionn’s true hope is to reconnect with ex-girlfriend Jess (Annabelle Rickerby).
Already an experienced shorts filmmaker, Foreman’s talent is unmistakable here and he fulfils the early promise of those well-regarded short films.
With a restrained style, utilising Dublin’s familiar and unfamiliar landmarks, and a fresh portrayal of Irish masculinity Donal Foreman patiently builds a rare and exceptionally true-to-life portrait of what it is to be young, educated and aimless in Ireland today.
‘Out of Here’ screens in the Nenagh Arts Centre at 8pm on Thursday, January 22nd. Admission for the screening is priced at €8.