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‘You’re Too Ugly’ Wins in Japan

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Skip City International D-Cinema Festival

Irish film You’re Ugly Too was the winner of the Best Screenplay award at the Skip City International D-Cinema Festival in Japan. You’re Ugly Too is out now in Irish cinemas.

Started in 2004 to highlight films shot in the digital format, Skip City has been named as one of Variety’s 50 Unmissable Film Festivals. The festival aims to discover the next generation of talent and encourage the development of new audio-visual industry and limits itself to films by directors with fewer than four feature credits. All screenings at the festival are projected with 4K digital cinema projectors in the best screening condition.

This award follows on from the film’s win at the Galway Film Fleadh, where it picked up the Best Irish First Feature prize. It was also nominated for the Best First Feature Award at the Berlinale Festival, where it premiered in official selection in February.

You’re Ugly Too stars Aidan Gillen (Game of Thrones) as Will, who is released from prison on compassionate leave to care for his niece Stacey (Lauren Kinsella; Albert Nobbs), after the death of her mother. As they both head into the sleepy Irish midlands and attempt to be a family, they suffer a series of setbacks; Stacey is refused admission to the local school because of her recently developed narcolepsy; Will repeatedly comes close to breaking his prison-ordered curfew; and his attempts at being a father figure to her prove disastrous.

You’re Ugly Too was produced by John Keville and Conor Barry for Savage Productions and was written and directed by Mark Noonan. The film was funded by Bord Scannán na hÉireann/the Irish Film Board.

Watch the trailer for You’re Ugly Too here.

Showtimes for You’re Ugly Too can be seen here.