You're Ugly Too


Sequoia 1 Wed, Oct 14, 2015 5:15 PM
Rafael 1 Fri, Oct 16, 2015 4:15 PM
Throckmorton Theatre Sun, Oct 18, 2015 11:45 AM
Film Info
Section:World Cinema
Running Time:81 min
Premiere Status:US
Director:Mark Noonan
Producer:John Keville
Conor Barry
Screenwriter:Mark Noonan
Cinematographer:Tom Comerford
Editor:Colin Campbell
Cast:Aidan Gillen
Lauren Kinsella
George Pistereanu
Erika Sainte
Note Writer:Daniela Province


Fresh from critical acclaim at this year's Berlin and Edinburgh Film Festivals, up-and-coming director Mark Noonan's compassionate feature debut about an uncle and his young niece grieving the loss of a loved one offers a fresh take on Irish cinema. Set in the Midlands, Will (Game of Thrones's Aidan Gillen) is temporarily released from prison to care for his newly orphaned niece, Stacey (Lauren Kinsella). They take up residence in a caravan park, piquing the interest of their international neighbors. While Will fancies himself the responsible adult, it's Stacey who does the majority of caretaking. When a secret in Will's past threatens to destroy their new life, they must come to accept their perfectly flawed relationship. Gillen is in fine form, but it's newcomer Kinsella who steals the show. If Mad Men's Sally Draper were stripped of her finishing school touches and left to her own devices, she'd find a kinship in wisecracking Stacey.

Co-presented by The Irish Film Festival

Additional Information

Mark Noonan is a writer/director working in drama and documentary. His first short film Questions (2008) won the Claire Lynch Award at Cork International Film Festival and an Honorable Mention at Galway Film Fleadh, while his second dramatic short film Getting Air (2010) was selected for Official Competition at the Sapporo Short Film Festival. A participant of the 2011 Berlinale Talent Campus, Mark Noonan is presenting his debut feature You’re Ugly Too in the 2015 Berlin International Film Festival’s Generation Kplus Competition.