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GIFFONI EXPERIENCE 2015 - 17.26 July

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YOU’RE UGLY TOO

Category: Edition 2015

Synopsis
Will, a man with a criminal past, is released from prison on compassionate leave to care for his niece Stacey after the death of her mother. Will and Stacey take off for the Irish midlands to pursue what Stacey believes to be a fresh start, a chance for them to become a real family. But her hopes are quickly dashed when they suffer a series of setbacks: she is refused admission to the local school because of her recently developed narcolepsy; Will repeatedly comes close to breaking his prison-ordered curfew; and his attempts at being a father figure to her prove disastrous. However a burgeoning friendship with a local Belgian woman and her son provides a beacon of hope for Will and Stacey, so they make tentative steps towards becoming a family.

Original Title YOU’RE UGLY TOO
Category Official Competition
Section Generator +13
Tipology Feature Film
Duration 79'
Production Year 2014
Nationality Ireland
Directed by Mark Noonan
Screenplay Mark Noonan
Director of photography Tom Comerford
Editor Colin Campbell
Production Design Neill Treacy
Costume Design Laura Anne Mooney
Sound Dean Jones
Music David Geraghty
Main cast Lauren Kinsella (Stacey)
Aidan Gillen (Will)
Erika Sainte (Emilie)
George Pistereanu (Tibor)
Produced by John Keville, Conor Barry

Mark-Noonan-Director OKMark Noonan
Born 1982, Galway (Ireland). In 2007 he graduated in Architecture from the University College Dublin, and began working with the film production company Venom Film. In 2008 he directed his first short film, QUESTIONS, followed by GETTING AIR (2010). YOU’RE UGLY TOO is his first fiction feature film, and was screened at the Berlin Film Festival 2015 in the Generation Kplus section.

Director’s statement
“I was interested in making a film about characters who keep their thoughts and emotions close to their chests. The two main characters are thrown together and forced to become a make-shift family. They aren’t always comfortable expressing themselves. They share this typically Irish trait of refusing to talk about their emotions, choosing instead to use humour and flippant put-downs as a means of expression. Their words don’t always tell the entire story. So many films are defined by what their characters do, and the 180 degree transformations the characters undergo. My intention was to make a film more defined by what the characters don’t do, and whose transformations at the end are small but profound. We sense the change in these two characters as we cut to black, even if perhaps they can’t admit it to themselves”.

production
Savage Productions
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