Float Like A Butterfly
Dec
7
6:45 PM18:45

Float Like A Butterfly

Winner of the prestigious Discovery Prize awarded by the International Federation of Film Critics (FIPRESCI) at the Toronto International Film Festival, Float Like a Butterfly is the story of Frances Joyce (Hazel Doupe), a teenage Irish traveller who, after the untimely death of her mother, wishes to pursue a career as a boxer, just like her idol Muhammad Ali. However, Frances faces obstacles in the form of her father, Michael (Dara Devaney), a recently-released ex-convict, who disapproves of her newfound athletic ambitions.

Set in the 1960s, Float Like a Butterfly not only deals with discrimination against the Irish traveller community in Ireland, it also deals with the way in which woman and girls are often held back by the well-intentioned but stifling views of male authority figures.

 
 
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