Donegal will once again be projected onto screens across the world this week as God’s Creatures hits the cinemas.
The film, starring Emily Watson and Paul Mescal, will also open in local picture houses on Friday. It will be on release in Century Cinema, Letterkenny, and Eclipse Cinemas in Lifford and Bundoran.
It was filmed on location in various parts of south west Donegal.
Last month, Watson and Mescal said that filming in rural Donegal contributed to the success of the shoot.
The new Irish drama was filmed in spring 2021, at a time when there were strict Covid-19 measures.
Speaking on The Late Late Show, Mescal said the cast and the crew gelled together in isolation to create such a special film.
“We were up in Donegal in the middle of Covid, it’s definitely the most isolated I’ve been during a shoot. It felt like a student film, it felt small and compact,” he explained.
Emily Watson said: “It was just love, everybody was there for the right reasons and that makes such a difference.”
“We filmed on the coast of Donegal during lockdown, so I felt I became a part of the ground of Ireland. It was a really intense experience.”
God’s Creatures is a powerful drama set in a windswept fishing village. A mother is torn between protecting her beloved son and her own sense of right and wrong. A lie she tells for him rips apart their family and close-knit community in this tense, sweepingly emotional epic.
See trailer below:
Donegal is fast becoming a top location for filmmakers, thanks to the handful of dedicated staff at Donegal County Council’s Film Office.
Four Letters of Love, starring Pierce Brosnan, has just finished filming in the west of the county.
In addition, a new Irish dark comedy series, Obituary, has just wrapped up in the Ballyshannon and Bundoran areas.
They followed hot on the heels of Star Wars which was filmed in Inishowen in 2017, God’s Creatures and In The Land of Saints and Sinners (Liam Neeson) which was shot in south west Donegal last Spring.Tags: