Our opening night film is Ballywalter, a life affirming story about the unexpected connections that can change the course of our lives, starring comedian Patrick Kielty in his acting debut.
We are delighted to be hosting the World Premiere of Ballywalter at BFF22.
Written by Belfast’s own Stacey Gregg (Here Before), the film follows Eileen (Seána Kerslake), a caustic, unrepentant University drop-out whose dreams of a successful life in London have fallen by the wayside. Back at home with her mum, she makes ends meet by working as an unlicensed driver in her ex-boyfriend’s minicab.
Shane (Kielty) has exiled himself in Ballywalter following the break-up of his marriage, but now he’s trying to get his life back on track by enrolling in a stand-up comedy course.
When Shane calls a taxi to get him to his classes, Eileen answers and a surprising connection is made. As the two spend time together shuttling back and forth, a beautiful friendship develops.
Ballywalter is the first film from actor-turned-director Prasanna Puwanarajah and features a brilliant ensemble supporting cast.
The screening will be attended by cast and crew.
Thursday, 3 November 2022 - 6:45pm @ Cineworld