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1h 39m Comedy, Drama, Romance 2021

Lakelands takes place in a small town in the midlands; the sort of place where Gaelic football is a religion, where identity is defined by what one can do on the pitch.

Cian, a young Gaelic footballer, struggles to come to terms with a career-ending injury after a violent attack on a night out. At the same time, he begins a friendship with Grace, a nurse who is back in town from London. Cian tries to find meaning in other areas of life, but the pull from the team and pressure from the town is strong.

Lakelands has a small-town heart, but Cian’s journey, the discovery that a person is not defined by what he does, but who you allow yourself to be, is universal.

Exclusive Q&As have been recorded by the Irish Film Festival with the directing and acting talent. This Q&A is included in the price of your rental and will play after the film.


Robert Higgins


Patrick McGivney






Harp Media

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