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High Point finds Eden, Farrell, The Way Back


High Point finds Eden, Farrell, The Way Back

High Point Films has acquired world rights, excluding Ireland and North America, for Irish director Declan Recks’ acclaimed debut feature Eden [+see also:
interview: Declan Recks
film profile

Based on Eugene O’Brien’s play and starring Aidan Kelly and Eileen Walsh, the film deals with the breakdown of a decade old marriage. Walsh won Best Actress at the Tribeca Film Festival and Eden also won Best Film at the Boston Irish Film Festival.

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The film is produced by David Collins for Samson Films and financed by the Irish Film Board, RTE and the Broadcast Commission of Ireland.

High Point’s Carey Fitzgerald said, “We are thrilled to be working with Samson Films. David Collins has a gift for producing films of a consistently high standard and Eden, undeniably powerful in its unwavering portrayal of a relationship on the rocks, is certainly no exception.”

The company will launch Eden at the European Film Market in Berlin in February.

Meanwhile Irish actors Colin Farrell and Saoirse Ronan will star in Peter Weir’s World War 2 film The Way Back. Based on Slavomir Rawicz’s memoir The Long Walk: The True Story of a Trek to Freedom, the film deals with seven soldiers who escape from a Siberian prisoner of war camp in 1942 and walk 6500 kilometers south across the Siberian tundra, the Gobi desert, the Himalayas and Tibet to British India.

The cast also includes Ed Harris and Jim Sturgess. The film will begin shooting this spring in Bulgaria. The Way Back marks Weir’s first film since Master and Commander: The Far Side of the World.

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