Aidan O'Hare plays 'Sergeant' in Carmel Winters international award-winning feature film "FLOAT LIKE A BUTTERFLY"..

Float like a Butterfly received its Irish premiere at this year's Cork Film Festival in The Everyman Theatre in early November.

It won a major award at this year's Toronto International Film Festival in September - The FIPRESCI Prize for the Discovery Programme is a major coup for any independent film.

Beginning in the 1960s, the film features a breakout performance from young Hazel Doupe as Frances, a Traveller who, in the opening scenes sees her mother die and her father dragged off to prison. When her father eventually returns, they set out on a road trip that reveals truths about the place of Travellers in contemporaneous Irish society.

Float Like a Butterfly is produced by Martina Niland for Port Films and David Collins for Samson Films, with the support of Screen Ireland.

Written and directed by playwright and filmmaker Carmel Winters, Float Like a Butterfly offers both a universal story about a young person fulfilling their promise and a glimpse into a rarely seen milieu.

With the verdant Irish countryside surrounding them and stirring folk hymns buoying their spirits, Frances and her family undertake an adventure that reminds us to fight for our dreams… while delivering a knockout punch to useless stereotypes.

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