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"The Breaking" has just been selected to the Tietê International Film Awards in Brazil. "The Breaking" is set in the high bogs of Ireland in the mid-20th century and follows a man, excellently played by John Morley, coming face to face with the reality of the destructive and cyclical nature of addiction, and what he must do to break the cycle. The story is mostly told through Morley's physical acting ability, the cinematography and the desolate and lonely sounds of the bog. Judging for T.I.F.A. will take place later in the month so stay tuned for any news.

"The Breaking" Official Trailer:

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We are hardly able to contain the excitement of the news that Sarah O'Toole, the star of "Mystic Minnie", has won the Best Actress award in the Reale Film Festival. Sarah's flawless portrayal of "Minnie" is truly deserving of the award and it feels really good picking it up this early in the festival run. Hopefully, this is a recurring theme. This, coming off the heels of the recent Honorable Mention for Best Acting, is truly amazing.

Sarah is a writer/director/performer and educator from the West of Ireland with over 25 years’ experience in the arts. She trained as an actor at Galway Youth Theatre and the Gaiety School of Acting, Dublin, and as a theatre director at Middlesex University, London. As part of her MA at Middlesex, she spent time training in Michael Chekhov at the Russian Academy of Theatre Arts in Moscow (GITIS) and in Theatre of the East at ISI, Denpasar in Bali. In 2010, She completed further training in the Chekhov technique with MICHA, and in 2014, started a PhD on the subject of gender and embodiment at NUI, Galway.

She has worked professionally as an actor, director and playwright in Galway, Dublin, London and Glasgow and have taught acting, directing and playwriting at Galway Actors Workshop (now amalgamated with Anam Arts) since 2008 and NUI Galway since 2009. She founded and have directed, written and performed in productions by Anam since 2010.

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The 13th Underground Cinema Film Festival in Dublin has just notified us that they have officially selected "Mystic Minnie" as part of their program for 2022. This year they will back in full swing after two years of the pandemic as they host live (as well as online) screenings and events from Friday, September 16th to Sunday, September 18th at the Royal Marine Hotel in the beautiful seaside town of Dun Laoghaire. We hope to see you there!

See the Official Trailer below:

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