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The Belly of The Whale

1h 23min | English |  Morgan Bushe

Two down-and-outs bonded together in misfortune devise a plan to rob a small town amusement arcade.


Michael Smiley, Art Parkinson,Lewis MacDougall,Peter Coonan, Pat Short, Lauren Kinsella,Mark Kelvin Ryan, Cian Gallagher

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Release May 14-May 16 2021 


Festivals and Awards


Chicago International Film Festival 2018   

Nominated, Gold Hugo


Rome Film Fest 2018

Nominated, Alice in the City Prize



About the Director


Morgan Bushe is an Irish filmmaker whose films as a producer, writer and director, have screened at the Sundance Film Festival, Directors' Fortnight at Cannes, the Berlinale, TIFF, Sitges, Telluride, IDFA, Busan and TriBeCa and have been long-listed for the Academy Award, three time EFA nominated and collectively received fifteen Irish Film and Television Awards.


In the role of writer director his previous films include IFTA nominee and CMF Gold Torc recipient If I Should Fall Behind, which premiered as part of the Youth section at the BFI London Film Festival and the Dresden Golden Horseman nominee Doghouse. His first feature The Belly of the Whale, described as a "darkly humorous, intriguing debut" by Screen International, opened the 30th Galway Film Fleadh and screened at the Rome and Chicago International Film Festivals where it was nominated as part of the Camera d'Oro and the New Director's Competition respectively.






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