Irish Eye on Hollywood: Two Irish Releases to Keep an Eye On

Sarah Bolger and Nikesh Patel in Halal Daddy. (Photo: Element Pictures)

By Tom Deignan, Contributor
August / September 2017

Two Irish films that have not yet received American release dates but that are worth keeping an eye out for are Halal Daddy and Delinquent Season. Halal Daddy is a culture clash comedy-drama about a Muslim immigrant to Ireland living a contented life, at least until his father arrives, explaining that his son should take over a business. Filmed in Sligo, Halal Daddy stars Colm Meaney as well as Sarah Bolger (In America). The film debuted at the Edinburgh Film Festival in June. Meanwhile, Mark O’Rowe – who wrote Boy A as well as the underrated Irish drama Intermission – makes his directorial debut in Delinquent Season, starring Cillian Murphy and Andrew Scott. The film, also starring Catherine Walker and Eva Birthistle, is a psychological exploration of two seemingly-perfect marriages that are actually deeply flawed. ♦

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