Friday 2nd August

Handsome Devil


Friday 2nd August


Irish Film Institute

GAZE Film Festival are delighted to be partnering with the IFI’s Education Department and BeLonG To Youth Services on a special 15-18’s screening of Handsome Devil, and a Q&A with writer/ director John Butler.


Returning to boarding school after the holidays, Ned, a bullied but resilient outsider, is dismayed to find he has been assigned a new roommate, Conor, a rugby-playing Adonis.  When Conor is drafted by Ned’s prime tormentors, the animosity between
them deepens, until English teacher Mr Sherry insists they work together on a variety show duet. An unlikely friendship develops, complicated by desire, and the need to find one’s own voice.


John Butler’s tender tale fits the classic coming-of-age/ coming-out mould with equal measures of comedy and drama peppering the road to self-acceptance. Featuring a 1980s indie soundtrack, a top-notch cast and some damn fine rugby, the film is an absolute gem. AT.

Purchase tickets here.

Country: Ireland  /  Year: 2017  / Run time: 95 Minutes /  Director: John Butler

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