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MICHAEL INSIDE

Frank Berry | Ireland | 2017 | 96 min.
O.V. in English subtitled in Spanish

The prison genre is perhaps one of the most fascinating in cinema: life in a dangerous microcosm, an environment that perverts rather than rehabilitates and where each day is a test of survival. The last great addition to this genealogy (in the line of A Prophet) is Michael Inside, the most successful Irish film of the year (Audience Award at Cork, Best Film at Galway and the Irish Film and TV Awards). Michael, 16, faces a three month sentence for a trivial offence. With his father in prison, and living in a council house with his grandfather, his aim is to get out of this difficulty as cleanly as possible and get back on the right road. But there are different rules at play in the place where he’s going to end up.

Direction: Frank Berry
Script: Frank Berry
Cinematography: Tom Comerford
Editing: Colin Campbell Music: Daragh O'Toole
Sound: Fiadhnait McCann
Cast: Dafhyd Flynn, Lalor Roddy, Moe Dunford, Robbie Walsh, Steve Blount, John Burke, Hazel Doupe, Tony Doyle
Production: Donna Eperon, Aoife O'Sullivan, Tristan Orpen Lynch
Production Company: Subotica

Frank Berry

This Dublin-born director began with ten years of community film making and television. His first feature film, Ballymun Lullaby (2011), was acclaimed by the critics, nominated for Irish Film and Television Awards (IFTA), received awards from the SDGI Directors Guild of America was shown at numerous international festivals, including the DOC NYC and TIFF Kids. His next film, I Used to Live Here (2014), won the Best First Film Award at Galway and was nominated for 3 IFTA awards. His latest film, Michael Inside, had its premiere at Galway, where it won the Best Irish Film Award. It went on to win the Audience Award at Cork and was nominated for five IFTA awards, winning Best Film 2018. Berry teaches film production at the Cólaiste Dhúlaigh College of Further Education en Coolock.