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Children’s Film The Legend of Longwood

LEGEND OF LONGWOOD

Selected for Giffoni Film Festival

The Legend of Longwood, an Irish Film Board (IFB) funded children’s film has been invited to compete at the 44th Giffoni Film Festival.

The Legend of Longwood stars Lorcan Cranitch, Miriam Margoyles and Seán Mahon in a story of a young American girl Mickey Miller (newcomer Lucy Morton) who must lift an ancient curse from a small Irish town and its people. In this modern day story, the young female hero encounters a world of magical and supernatural forces.

Michael Garland, the film’s producer, says, “The producers are delighted that the film will have its first public screening at such a prestigious festival. We made the film to appeal to an audience of kids and parents alike and Giffoni, with its young peoples audience and jury represents an ideal opportunity for the film.”

Lisa Mulcahy, director and co-writer of The Legend of Longwood, says “I am delighted that the film has been invited to Giffoni. Making this film has just been a fantastic experience and I am really looking forward to watching it with so many children as well as intrigued to see how it plays with an Italian audience.”

This year’s Giffoni Film Festival features 163 films chosen from 3,760 potential titles. The festival was founded in 1971 to promote and develop cinema for young people and features a jury made up exclusively of young people from over 50 different countries. This year’s festival, with the theme “Be Different”, takes place from July 18th to 27th.