Longford shot film Lakelands to screen at Still Voices 22.

Still Voices Film Festival in partnership with Creative Longford and the Backstage Theatre are delighted to present a very special screening of the Longford-shot film Lakelands. The screening will take place on November 12th at 8 pm and will be followed by a Q&A with the directors Robert Higgins and Patrick McGivney. Tickets go on sale on October 10th from backstage.ie

After an attack on a night out, Cian, a young Gaelic footballer, struggles to come to terms with a career-ending injury. Lakelands follows him as he undertakes a search for his own identity in a small town in the Midlands, where Gaelic football is a religion and identity is defined by what you can do on the pitch.

Lakelands was filmed on location in Granard, Co. Longford, and stars Éanna Hardwicke (Normal People, Vivarium), Danielle Galligan (Netflix’s Shadow and Bone), Lorcan Cranitch (Bloodlands, The Dig), Dafhyd Flynn (Michael Inside), Dara Devaney (Ar-racht), and Gary Lydon (Calvary). Lakelands is produced by Robert Higgins and Patrick McGivney for Harp Media, with Chris Higgins and Andrei Bogdan co-producing, and Patrick O’Neill from Wildcard as executive producer. The film is made with funding from Creative Ireland, Longford Arts Office, Backstage Theatre, Longford LEO, and received development funding from Screen Ireland.