Breakfast on Pluto

Directed by Neil Jordan On the 4th of March

Ireland/UK - 2005- Color - 128' - English with English subtitles
With Cillian Murphy, Liam Neeson, and Eva Birthistle

Scenario:
Neil Jordan and Pat McCabe
Cinematography:
Declan Quinn
Editing:
Tony Lawson
Produced by :
: Sony Pictures Classics and Pathe
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Synopsis

Patrick “Kitten” Braden (Cillian Murphy) is a transvestite boy stuck in 70s rural Ireland. In a bid to find his errant mother and to escape persecution die to his sexuality, he leaves his village for London. There, he’s taken in by a rock band, falls for the lead singer, has brushes with the IRA, is arrested by the London police, works in a peep show, and poses as a survey researcher for the phone company. Set in a period of high tension between Britain and Ireland, Braden’s nationality and sexuality put him at great risk in London. In his search for his mother and for a safe place to be himself, he makes surprising discoveries about friendship and family. But, will he survive?

*This feature film will be preceded by the screening of the short film “Hardy Hands” (2011, 11′, colour, English) dir: Chris Baugh*

Director biography

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When John Boorman was filming “Excalibur” in Ireland, he recruited Jordan as a script consultant, which led to his doing second unit work. His first feature “Angel”, a tale of a musician caught up in the “Troubles”, starred Stephen Rea who has subsequently appeared in almost all of Jordan’s films to date. As a writer/director, Jordan has a highly idiosyncratic body of work, ranging from mainstream hits like “Interview with the Vampire” to commercial failures like “We’re No Angels” to a variety of more personal, low-budget arthouse pictures.

festival & award

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Nominated for Best Actor category at the Golden Globes

 

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