“If you spend your whole life being someone else, who is going to be you?”
Handsome Devil is set to become one of the best Irish movies of 2017. From the writer/director of ‘The Stag’ this will be John Butler’s second film. This coming-of-age drama has already been compared to brilliant Irish comedies of 2016 such as The Young Offenders and A Date For Mad Mary.
John Butler told TheJournal.ie last month:
It’s a story about the acceptance of the other and of ambiguity and of difference, which should be an uncontroversial idea, but has now sort of become contested.
Winning performances from O’Shea and Galitzine as odd-couple pals, plus nuanced work from a terrific Andrew Scott… make this a feel-good ‘It Gets Better’ tale that should speak to young audiences — LGBT teens in particular.
Handsome Devil will be screened as part of the Closing Gala at the Dublin International Film Festival 2017 – You can buy tickets here,
It will going on general release across Ireland on April 21st.