24/05/15

24/05/2015: The Lobster scoops Jury Film at Cannes Film Festival – Minister Humphreys

The Minister for Arts, Heritage and the Gaeltacht, Heather Humphreys TD, has this evening (Sunday) congratulated Irish producers Ed Guiney and Andrew Lowe, and actor Colin Farrell, after the film, The Lobster, scooped the Jury Prize at this year’s Cannes Film Festival. The film received funding from the Irish Film Board.

Minister Humphreys said:

“This is yet another boost for the Irish film industry, and I would like to congratulate all of those who were involved in the making of the Lobster. Shot in Ireland, the film is a great example of what can be achieved through international co-production.

“This is the biggest achievement for an Irish film at Cannes in a number of years, and it will undoubtedly create a lot of interest in this thought provoking production, ahead of its release later in the year.

“The Irish film sector is continuing to go from strength to strength. The Government is committed to maintaining Section 481, the film tax incentive, which plays a vital role in supporting the domestic sector and attracting international productions to Ireland.”

ENDS

Department of Culture, Heritage and the Gaeltacht, 23 Kildare Street, Dublin , D02 TD30. Tel: 01 631 3800 / LoCall: 1890 383 000

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