Irish flick Life's A Breeze is headed to the prestigious Toronto International Film Festival 9 years ago

Irish flick Life's A Breeze is headed to the prestigious Toronto International Film Festival

The hilarious Irish comedy Life's a Breeze will be screening alongside some of the biggest movies Hollywood has to offer, at the Toronto International Film Festival this year...

Lance Daly’s Life's a Breeze is set to have its international premiere at the prestigious Toronto International Film Festival (TIFF) next month where it will screen alongside some of the most eagerly awaited Hollywood films of the year such as Steve McQueen’s 12 Years A Slave which stars Michael Fassbender and Brad Pitt, and Ron Howard’s latest film Rush, about Formula One drivers James Hunt and Niki Lauda.

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The film, which is produced by Fastnet Films, showcases a host of Irish acting talent including Pat Shortt, Fionnula Flanagan and newcomer Kelly Thornton who picked up the Bingham Ray New Talent Award at the Galway Film Fleadh last month. Both Pat and Kelly will travel to the festival with director Lance Daly.

Speaking about the selection, Life’s A Breeze producer Macdara Kelleher of Fastnet Films said “We are delighted to be returning to the Toronto International Film Festival with Life’s A Breeze and The F Word. It’s one of the biggest film festivals in the world and a great place to launch a movie.”

Life’s A Breeze is close to securing a US theatrical distribution deal, details of which will be announced at the festival. The film is creating a serious buzz in the US with popular film website Twitch.com hailing it as “the next Full Monty”, and it would certainly be a great story of Irish cinema succeeding abroad.

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The Toronto festival is one of the most popular and well-publicised in the world as well as being perhaps the most important film festival in North America, previously showcasing successful independent films such as Juno, Slumdog Millionaire and Little Miss Sunshine.

Life’s A Breeze is currently screening in selected cinemas throughout Ireland, so you can head out and catch it this weekend, while it will be available on DVD as well as Video on Demand later in the year. The Toronto International Film Festival will take place 5th – 15th September, and we'll be keeping an ear out for news on how the movie gets on.