Prospect House


Irland 2023
Regie: Paul Mercier
Drehbuch: Paul Mercier
Darsteller: Barry Ward, Ciara Ivie, Dara Devaney
100 min

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Prospect House is a satirical film by Paul Mercier about a group of protesters who stage a period re- enactment in a dilapidated 18th century house in a last-ditch effort to save the building from demolition.

The film deals with the final days of the illegal occupation of the house by the protesters. They are a motley crew of artists, actors and activists who want to bring the building's plight to the attention of the world and to rescue it from the claws of aggressive property developers.
The protesters believe that they can save the building by telling its story. But the project is rife with discord, as no-one can agree what story they are telling.

The film challenges conventional understandings and perceptions of heritage, historical narrative and the true story.

Winner of the Best New Irish Feature at the 2023 Cork International Film Festival.

A brand-new Irish film festival has been announced for Berlin.
Irish Film Berlin will be an exciting showcase of Irish screen creativity taking place on 24, 25 and 26 May at Berlin´s arthouse cinema, ACUDkino.
Festival days in May with a specially curated programme of contemporary Irish films –shorts, features, live-action, documentaries and animation films.
Irish Film Berlin will bring a group of Irish filmmakers to Berlin - to showcase their films in a specially-curated festival. The curator of the festival is OFFline Film Festival. OFFline - based in Birr in the heartlands of Ireland – has been bringing cultural cinema to Irish audiences since 2010.