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Ernestine & Kit

Saturday, March 12
2:00PM - 3:42PM


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Two ladies in their seventies drive through north County Sligo in a neat Japanese car. As they pass by village pubs and beaches, they imagine the terrible, immoral lives people are living today. Their one consolation is the innocence of children… Adapted from a Kevin Barry short story, this is an absurd and macabre tale about how the petty-minded destroy themselves

Section: Narrative Shorts Competition
Premiere Status: World Premiere
Country: United Kingdom
Language: English
Year: 2015
Runtime: 10min

Director: Simon Bird

Executive Producer: Paul Ashton, Kate Lee

Producer: Matthew James Wilkinson, John Wallace

Screenwriter: Simon Bird, Kevin Barry

Cinematographer: Jamie Cairney

Editor: Tommy Boulding

Production Designer: Mark Kilbride

Sound Designer: Steve Parker

Additional Credits: Casting: Louise Kiely, Production Manager: Liam Ryan, FX Editor: Andrew White, Senior Colourist: Andy Lee

Principal Cast: Pauline Collins, Rosaleen Linehan, Caoimhe Barrett, Chris McQuarry, Charlene Gleeson, James McLaughlin, Keira Harmon, Zoe Harmon


Simon is a first-time director. As an actor, he starred in multi-award-winning series The Inbetweeners & The Inbetweeners films, which grossed over $150m worldwide. He has won numerous British Comedy Awards & been nominated for a BAFTA. He also stars in Friday Night Dinner (Rose D’Or, Best Sitcom in Europe), He is represented by Independent & UTA.

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Matt Wilkinson



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