The 2013 Sydney Film Festival includes two films set in Ireland – Odd Man Out and What Richard Did.
Odd Man Out
This 1947 thriller was Carol Reed’s first collaboration with the Australian-raised cinematographer Robert Krasker, with whom he would soon make The Third Man. The story begins after a violent Belfast robbery attempt goes wrong, IRA gunman McQueen (played by James Mason) tests the loyalty of friends, the kindness of strangers and his wounded belief in the Irish Republican cause. The film screens on Saturday 8 June at 12.30pm at the Dendy Opera Quays Cinema 1. For further details click here.
What Richard Did
Lenny Abrahamson’s South Dublin-set drama follows a golden-boy teenaged athlete and alpha male whose fateful action one night shatters the lives of the people closest to him. The film screens on Friday 7 June at 7.45pm in the Event Cinemas George Street 4 and again on Monday 10 June at 7.45 in the Event Cinemas George Street 8. For further details click here.