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12.03, - 16:00, Lumiere
Director:  Lenny Abrahamson
Cinematography:  James Mather
Screenplay:  Mark O'Halloran
Producer:  Jonny Speers
Music:  Stephen Rennicks
Cast:  Mark O'Halloran , Tom Murphy , Gary Egan , Deirdre Molloy , Mary Murray , Ion Caramitru
Production:  Speers Films/Element Films
International distribution:  Abbey Films LTD
Main programme / International Competition
Adam & Paul
Burning Out
From the Land of Silence
Hotel
Love in Thoughts
Mirage
Monsterthursday
Prince Gomez
Red Coloured Grey Truck
Stranger
Suburbs
Tartarughe sul dorso
The Woodsman

ADAM & PAUL
ADAM & PAUL
ADAM & PAUL
Ireland, 2004, 85 min, color
Awards:  2004 - "Best First Feature Award" - Awards Galway Film Fleadh '04, IFTA '04 for Best Director

Friends since they were small boys, Adam and Paul have withered into two hapless, desperate Dublin junkies, tied together by habit and necessity. A stylised, downbeat comedy, the film follows the pair through a single day, which, like every other, is entirely devoted to the business of scrounging and robbing money for drugs. The difference today is that Adam and Paul already near rock bottom have finally run out of luck, credit and friends.

Adam & Paul is a fairytale about two baffled, vulnerable children in the grip of forces too powerful for them to handle. Adam & Paul is not a film without hope; it is a tender, unsentimental and very funny testament to the persistence of the human spirit in even the most damaged and marginal of people.

LENNY ABRAHAMSON
Irish director, born in Dublin in 1966. His short film 3 Joes won the best short film award at the Cork Film Festival. He has directed commercials for television in Ireland, the UK and worldwide, the best known probably being the Flatmates and Nightclub adverts for Carlsberg. After winning the Grand Prix at Sofia Film Fest 05, his feature debut Adam & Paul was also nominated from the European Film Academy for best screenwriter.
1991  3 Joes short
2004  Adam & Paul
2007  Garage
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