Tuesday 19 March 2019

Busy Saoirse Ronan has two movies premiering at legendary Sundance Film Festival

Saoirse Ronan
Saoirse Ronan
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Ireland's number one young style star Saoirse Ronan stuns in this John Rocha gown at the 2012 IFTAs.
Irish actress Saoirse Ronan
Actress Saoirse Ronan attends the BAFTA/LA's 16th Annual Awards Season Tea Party at Beverly Hills Hotel on January 16, 2010 in Beverly Hills, California.

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Top Irish actress Saoirse Ronan will be a busy lady for the next few weeks as she has two movies premiering at the Sundance Film Festival in Utah at the end of the month.

Her new flick, Stockholm, Philadelphia, will see the young star tackle a delicate role.

She plays a kidnapping victim who is reunited with the family she barely remembers after 19 years.

Cynthia Nixon, of Sex and the City fame, plays the girl's grief-stricken mother who goes to extreme lengths to recapture her daughter's love.

However, Ronan's character longs for the life she remembers and the man who raised her and struggles to feel at home with her family who she hasn't seen in almost two decades.

This lack of belonging forces her mother to work harder than ever to reconnect with her daughter.

Saoirse Ronan
Saoirse Ronan

Jason Isaacs plays her captor and David Warshofsky plays her father.

The story features eerie parallels to the story of three Cleveland women who were held captive for 10 years and reunited with their families last May.

The movie has a history at the prestigious festival as the script was developed in the Sundance Screenwriting Lab and was voted on to the 2012 Black List and named a finalist for the Motion Picture Academy's 2012 Nicholl Fellowship.

Meanwhile, Irish film Brooklyn starring 20-year-old Ronan and fellow Irish actor Domhnall Gleeson (31) is also set to have its world premiere at Sundance, which takes place from January 22.

The film is the highly anticipated adaptation of Colm Toibin's novel of the same name.

They won't be the only Irish contingent in Utah as Kerry director Gerard Barrett will be taking his new film Glassland to the festival.

NEW YORK, NY - MARCH 27: Actress Saoirse Ronan attends The Cinema Society & Jaeger-LeCoultre Hosts A Screening Of
NEW YORK, NY - MARCH 27: Actress Saoirse Ronan attends The Cinema Society & Jaeger-LeCoultre Hosts A Screening Of "The Host" at Tribeca Grand Hotel on March 27, 2013 in New York City. (Photo by Stephen Lovekin/Getty Images)

Starring Jack Reynor, Toni Colette and Will Poulter, it tells the story of a young man trying to cope with an alcoholic mother in Tallaght.

"It's such an honour and privilege to take this film to the Sundance Film Festival," Barrett said.

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