Gerard Barrett

2009 The Valley of Knockature
2013 Pilgrim Hill
2014 Glassland

From County Kerry, where he studied Film and Television at Tralee IT, Gerard Barrett has written and directed short films for RTÉ and, most recently, The Valley of Knockature won numerous awards at the Kerry FF and Newport Welsh FF. Pilgrim Hill was his debut feature film and won him the Best New Irish Talent Award. The film also had its North American premiere at the prestigious Telluride Film Festival, where Barrett was selected as the next Great Expectation.

International Competition

Glassland / Gerard Barrett

Somewhere in present-day Dublin, a young taxi driver named John spends his miserable time working night shifts and taking care of his mother, who is an alcoholic. As he tries to find money for a detox center for his mother, John will resort to actions he never thought he was capable of. This minimal, moving drama by the Irish filmmaker Gerard Barrett is an honest study of a malfunctioning (to say the least) parent-child relationship, and a portrait of the Irish working class and the impoverishment of people like John.

Director:Gerard Barrett
Script:Gerard Barrett
Cinematography:Piers Mcgrail
Editing:Nathan Nugen
Sound:Steve Fanagan, Niall Brady
Costumes:Leonie Prendergast
With:Jack Reynor (John), Will Poulter (Shane), Michael Smiley (Jim), Toni Collette (Jean)
World Sales:Kaleidoscope Home Entertainment, London T. +44 (0) 20 3397 4410
Production Design:Stephanie Clerkin
Producer:Ed Guiney, Juliette Bonass
Production:Element Pictures, Ireland
Production Country:Ireland
Format:DCP Color
Production Year:2014
Awards :
Best Film – Galway Film Fleadh 2015, Ireland
World Cinema Dramatic Special Jury Award for Acting –
Sundance IFF 2015, USA
Screening Schedule
OLYMPION:Tuesday, November 10, 2015 - 13:30 | ID:413
FRIDA LIAPPA:Wednesday, November 11, 2015 - 18:00 | ID:545