Director: Frank Berry
Starring: Dafhyd Flynn, Moe Dunford (guest of the festival), Lalor Roddy, Robbie Walsh, Steve Blount, Hazel Doupe
Duration: 96 min
Ireland, 2017, 18+
After getting caught up in a drug bust, a quiet young man struggles to adapt to the brutality of prison life. The film by a master of social drama Frank Berry has fantastic reviews and won prizes at the international film festivals around the globe, including the most important award – “Best Irish Feature Film” at Galway Film Fleadh.
The film is about a young man falling into a system grind, ruthless and unforgiving. “Michael Inside” explores the reasons why young people stumble over the line that cannot be crossed and how society reacts to it.
“An Irish prison drama par excellence…heart-breaking tale is shot through with generous humanism. But it is the generous humanism underlying the documentary realism that sets the film apart.” The Irish Times
“…terrific movie by Irish film-maker Frank Berry.
Best Feature Film, Balinale, Bali International Film Festival 2018
Best Director, Best Cinematography, Newport Beach Film Festival 2018
Best Film, Best Screenplay, Irish Film and Television Awards (IFTAs) 2018
Best Feature Film Script, Writer’s Guild of Ireland Zebbie Awards 2018
Audience Award, Cork International Film Festival 2017
Best Irish Feature Film, Galway Film Fleadh 2017
Bingham Ray New Talent Award, Dafhyd Flynn, Galway Film Fleadh 2017