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Published: Wednesday, 9th July, 2014 2:21pm

Daingean film to celebrate world premier tonight

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‘A Nightingale Falling’, the low-budget film shot mostly in Daingean last summer, is to celebrate its world premiere tonight (Wednesday).

The premier is to take place at the acclaimed Galway Film Fleadh, which began yesterday and runs until next Sunday.

‘A Nightingale Falling’ is the tale of two sisters who care for a wounded soldier during the War of Independence, and the resulting tragedy.

Based on the novel by PJ Curtis, the film stars Tara Breathnach (The last Days of Anne Boleyn, The Tudors), Muireann Bird (Rough Diamond, Jack Taylor: The Magdalen Martyrs) and Gerard McCarthy (The Fall) in principal roles roles and period costume design by Meritta Gorman-Geoghegan.

The film also features locals in supporting roles as well as local extras in scenes including an ambush scene.

Shot by Mixed Bag Media, the film is the company’s latest success after the canal documentary ‘A Grand Experience’.

Novel writer PJ Curtis will not be in attendance in Galway this evening, as he’s recovering from surgery.

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