Cork Film Festival to open with film from Cork director Carmel Winters

Cork Film Festival to open with film from Cork director Carmel Winters
A still from 'Float Like a Butterfly.'

The award-winning Irish film Float like a Butterfly, the story of an Irish girl from the Travelling community pursuing her dream to be a boxer, will open this year’s Cork Film Festival.

A still from 'Float Like a Butterfly.'
A still from 'Float Like a Butterfly.'

The Opening Night Gala, to be attended by the film’s writer and director Carmel Winters, takes place on 9 November at The Everyman.

Ms Winters said she is proud that the European premiere of her film is happening in her native Cork.

“I love the worlds that met in the making of this film,” she said. 

“I am so proud that these worlds will come together again to celebrate our European premiere in Cork. I couldn’t wish for a better home-coming for Float Like A Butterfly.”

This year’s Closing Night Gala is the Irish premiere of Nadine Labaki’s film Capernaum on November 18, while the full 10-day programme for the festival will be announced on Tuesday, October 16.

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