Set in Belfast, ‘Ballywalter’ stars Seána Kerslake in a critically acclaimed, IFTA-nominated performance, and comedian Patrick Kielty in his first dramatic role. Fís Eíreann/Screen Ireland is proud to support this life affirming story about the unexpected connections that can change the course of our lives.
Eileen (Seána Kerslake) is 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 (Patrick 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, leading both to a moment of realisation.
Shane reintegrates; Eileen makes peace with herself and who she really is. Finally, she can stop running and just drive.
Ballywalter is released at cinemas nationwide on September 22nd.
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