Irish movie What Richard Did has been chosen to feature at the BFI London Film Festival this October.
'What Richard Did' is the third film from 'Adam and Paul' director Lenny Abrahamson, the film is based loosely on the Kevin Power novel 'Bad Day in Blackrock'. Written by Malcolm Campbell the writer behind Skins and Shameless 'What Richard Did' follows Richard Karlsen, golden boy and undisputed alpha male amongst a privileged set of South Dublin teenagers, through a summer where the world is at his feet until Richard does something that will destroy the lives of the people closest to him forever.
The film features extraordinary performances from mainly a young irish cast including Jack Reynor who has since been signed with talent agency WME, Sam Keeley and Rosin Murphy.
Speaking about the inclusion of the film in the London Film Festival Director Lenny Abrahamson said 'I'm delighted to have been invited to screen What Richard Did at this years’ London Film Festival. I discovered with my last film that the LFF is a real film makers' festival which attracts great audiences so I'm really looking forward to it'. The 56th BFI Film festival will see 13 irish films included in it's programme for this year.
'What Richard Did' had it's world premiere at the Toronto Film Festival at the weekend and is to be released in ireland on the 5th October. Check out the trailer for the film below