IFTA Award Winning Irish Feature REWIND Set for Cinema Release

Rewind, the new Irish thriller starring Amy Huberman and Allen Leech will receive a cinema release in Ireland this Friday. The film was nominated for three IFTA (Irish Film and Television Academy Awards), including Best Director for PJ Dillon, Best Actress in a Lead Role for Amy Huberman, and Best Sound. Lead actress Amy Huberman scooped the prize for best actress for her role in the new Irish thriller.

Amy was joined by some friends and famous faces from TV, Film and Sport at a reception in Harvey Nichols which was sponsored by Jameson Irish Whiskey. Guests then went onto a packed cinema at Movies @ Dundrum where the film received welcoming response from audience members.

Rewind Gala Screening - Amy and Brian

Rewind Gala Screening - Amy and Brian

Commenting ahead of the gala screening, Amy Huberman said “I am very excited about the release of Rewind. It is a great achievement for all the crew and I am thrilled to be part of it. It was a fantastic opportunity to play a different type of role and in particular such a gritty character. It’s wonderful to see the film get recognition at the IFTA’s, and a nationwide release when it opens on Friday. Amy has also starred in A Film With Me In it, and has recently wrapped filming a leading role opposite Fionnuala Flanagan in Three Wise Women. She is also well known for her tv credits including “The Clinic”, and will be publishing her latest novel later this year.

Rewind, which screened to critical acclaim at the Galway Film Fleadh in 2010, stars Amy Huberman as Karen, a former addict whose life is shaken when a former boyfriend (Allen Leech) suddenly reappears and forces her to confront the demons of her past, and go to whatever lengths necessary to protect her family. The film marks the directorial debut of PJ Dillon, an acclaimed and award winning cinematographer (32A, Kings, The Runway), and also features a stand-out performance from Huberman as the troubled character unexpectedly caught between a mysterious past and a comfortable present. Crackling with tension throughout, the film displays the wealth of talent available in contemporary Irish cinema.

Rewind was produced under the Catalyst Scheme with the support of the Irish Film Board, FilmBase, TV3, The Arts Council, Screen Training Ireland, and the Broadcasting Authority of Ireland. The theatrical release at selected cinemas nationwide is supported by the Irish Film Board. The film was produced by Alex Jones and John Wallace for Carbon Films. Rewind has a 15A certificate.