HANDSOME DEVIL

Florida Premiere

DIRECTED BY John Butler

Country: Ireland
Language: English

Running Time: 95min
Film Year: 2016
Category: Cinema 360º

More invested in subversive, effete classic rock than the brutish, macho rugby culture favored by his peers, 16-year-old Ned seeks to draw as little attention to himself as possible as he endures his sentence at boarding school. Things take a radical turn, however, when Ned befriends Connor, a dashing rugby wizard with a secret only Ned knows.

Witty, wise and delicate, Irish filmmaker John Butler’s sophomore feature vividly invokes those years of adolescent angst. Both Ned and Connor are forced to reckon with questions of loyalty and self-interest while stumbling toward the realization that being true to yourself is the only way to truly be in the world.

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credits

Director: John Butler
Producer: Robert Walpole, Rebecca O'Flanagan
Screenwriter: John Butler

Music: John McPhillips
Cinematographer: Cathal Watters
Editor: John O'Connor

Cast: Andrew Scott, Fionn O'Shea, Nicholas Galitzine, Michael McElhatton, Moe Dunford

John Butler

John Butler was born in Dublin. His debut novel, The Tenderloin, was shortlisted for Best Newcomer at the Irish Book Awards. He directed short films and for television before making his feature debut with The Stag (13). Handsome Devil (16) is his second feature.

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