REDEMPTION OF A ROGUE wins two major awards at Galway Film Fleadh

REDEMPTION OF A ROGUE picked up two major awards at the Galway Film Fleadh last night.  The Cavan-set film, which had its sold-out world premiere at the festival on Saturday night, won both the Best Irish Film and Best Irish First Feature awards.  This is the first time since 2013 that a film has won both awards.

The dark comedy musical which is the first feature film from the award-winning playwright Philip Doherty (Pilgrim) garnered international critical acclaim with Screen International saying that “Doherty’s assured debut has enough laughter, warmth and eccentricity to win hearts in Ireland … and far beyond.”

REDEMPTION OF A ROGUE follows Jimmy, played by Cavan native Aaron Monaghan (MAZE, Assassin’s Creed), on his road to redemption after returning to his hometown. Stuck in a Groundhog Day-like purgatory, Jimmy embarks on a sacrificial and outlandish journey to rid himself of his guilt and shame from the past, ultimately redeeming himself through love.

The eclectic cast from Irish stage and screen includes Aisling O’Mara and Kieran Roche along with comedian Kevin McGahern (Republic of Telly), the Oscar-nominated screenwriter Shane Connaughton (My Left Foot), and author Pat McCabe (The Butcher Boy, Breakfast on Pluto).

Speaking about the wins, Patrick O’Neill, MD Wildcard said “Everyone at Wildcard is thrilled with the wins for Redemption of a Rogue at the Galway Film Fleadh. It’s a massive achievement for the film, being the first film since 2013 to win both main awards.  Congratulations to the filmmakers on a truly one of a kind Irish film!  It is also a very proud day for the team at Wildcard, this is the fourth Wildcard film in the last five years to win the main award at the Fleadh.”

REDEMPTION OF A ROGUE is the fourth Wildcard title in five years to win the Best Irish Film award at the festival with The Young Offenders, Michael Inside and Extra Ordinary all previous winners.

Wildcard Distribution will be releasing REDEMPTION OF A ROGUE in Irish cinemas later this year.

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