DIRECTOR ATTENDING. “Made in Belfast” is one of six films showing at Irish Film New York.
YEAR: 2013 (83 minutes)
Co-presented with Invest Northern Ireland
Jack Kelly is a successful novelist who leads a reclusive life in his apartment in Paris. His first novel, Made in Belfast, was a critical and commercial success – there was only one problem: it exposed the private lives and innermost secrets of his close friends and family, and none of them have spoken to him since he ran away. But when circumstances conspire to bring him back to his hometown for a few days, he decides to spend that time putting things right with the friends he betrayed, the brother he abandoned, and the fiancée he jilted.
Shot in thirteen days on the most micro of micro budgets, Made in Belfast proves that money is no substitute for a good story. Featuring more genuine romance and laughs than most big-budget rom-coms as well as telling the compelling story of a man returning to a home town he no longer recognises, Paul Kennedy’s debut feature is a minor miracle. Produced by KGB Films, with the assistance of Northern Ireland Screen.
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