Last night Patrick’s Day received its Northern Irish premiere at the Belfast Film Festival with the support of Contact.

This dark, comic and compelling story of a young man with mental health issues who falls in love with a suicidal flight attendant, screened to a Belfast audience at the Moviehouse.

A gritty film about the function of dysfunction, intimacy and passion for its characters and on reflection, in everyone’s lives, was followed by a panel discussion hosted by Tony Macaulay with members of Contact, Director Terry McMahon, Producer Tim Palmer and lead actor Moe Dunford.

“Neither a basic romance nor a simple chronicle of mental illness, Patrick’s Day is really about care, control, consequence, and above all, people who have more in common with each other than any of them would admit. It is utterly compelling.” Simon Fallaha – Belfast Telegraph

Contact is Northern Ireland’s independent counselling service, raising awareness of the value of professional counselling for people of all ages.