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Friday 20 July 2018

'Kissing Candice' putting Louth on movie map

Plaudits have been flowing for Kissing Candice
Plaudits have been flowing for Kissing Candice

Plaudits have been flowing in for 'Kissing Candice', the debut movie from director Aoife McArdle, which was filmed mostly in Co Louth, since its general release last month.

Aoife, whose parents both hail from Louth, grew up in Omagh, but spent many summers with her grandparents in Carlingford and Carlingford.

She studied English at Trinity College Dublin and film making at Bournemouth University before quickly making a name for herself directing music videos for the likes of U2, Bryan Ferry and James Vincent McMorrow as well as for advertising.

Aoife also scripted the film which tells the story of teenager Candice, who lives in a Border town and becomes obsessed with a stranger.

It has been described by the Times as 'a stunning post-Troubles drama' and by Peter Bradshaw of the Guardian as an 'audacious delight', while the Irish Times stated 'This is not the Dundalk you thought you knew'.

The Argus

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