Frank Berry’s ‘I USED TO LIVE HERE’ screens tonight at the Lighthouse Cinema November 4, 2014

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The Irish Film and Television Academy (IFTA)  will hold a First Look Screening of Frank Berry’s I Used To Live Here tonight at 6.30pm in The Light House Cinema, Dublin.

The film, which took home the award for Best Irish First Feature at the Galway Film Fleadh earlier this year, has been hailed as “An important and timely examination of the tragic and terrifying phenomenon of cluster suicides,” with Donald Clarke of The Irish Times describing it as “excellent… the film takes on the quality of an intimate epic.”

Filmed on the streets of Tallaght in West Dublin, ‘I Used to Live Here‘ tells the story of Amy Keane, a thirteen-year-old trying to cope with the death of her mother and the reappearance of her father’s ex-girlfriend, who experiences the temptation of suicide after witnessing the outpouring of love for a local suicide victim.

Featuring stellar performances from a mostly non-professional cast, the film sensitively explores the tragic phenomenon of suicide clusters, a phenomenon that is affecting a growing number of communities around the world.

Written, Directed, and Produced by Frank Berry (Ballymun Lullaby), the Film was Mixed by Garret Farrell here at Screen Scene’s Centre Stage 1.

Writer/ Director, Berry (pictured above), will also take part in a post-screening Q&A and discussion.