Festival Closer UK Premiere of ‘Standby’
Plus Q&A with special guests
Venue: Tricycle Theatre, Kilburn, NW6
2014 / 90 Mins / Dir: Rob and Ronan Burke / (12)
Cast Includes: Brian Gleeson and Jessica Pare
Standby is a romantic comedy directed by brothers Ronan and Rob Burke. The film stars Brian Gleeson (The Stag) and Jessica Paré (Mad Men). Gleeson stars as Alan, a 28-year-old worker at Dublin Airport who bumps into a former lover, Alice (Paré) who is waiting on standby for a flight to the US. Eight years before, Alan and Alice had a romance that ended badly. Now, every hotel room in Dublin is booked and despite initial frostiness, they decide to spend the evening getting to know each other again. Both will tell lies about how well the last eight years have gone, but as the night goes on they gradually come to realise that perhaps they are more compatible than ever before. But time is running out on this brief encounter. When does an unexpected second chance, become the one you’ve always been looking for?
The Boy in the Bubble
‘Standby’ will be accompanied by adorable Irish Short Film ‘The Boy in the Bubble’
2011 / 8mins / Dir: Kealan O’Rourke, narrated by Alan Rickman
Rupert, a ten year old boy, falls hopelessly in love for the first time. When it all goes terribly wrong, he wishes never to experience heartache again. Turning to a book of magic, he invokes a spell to shield him from emotion forever.