"A picture-perfect framing of a time and place … Pay attention. This is what can happen when a talented young director is allowed to make the film he really wants to make. One of a kind. What a debut."
—Donald Clarke, The Irish Times.
—The Irish Times, The Irish Independent, The Sunday Business Post, The Irish Mail on Sunday, The Irish Examiner, Entertainment.ie, Scannain.com.
After a year travelling the world, twenty something Ciaran reluctantly returns to his hometown of Dublin, broke and stuck living with his parents. As he struggles to reconnect with the ex-girlfriend that he left behind and the friends and social scene that have moved on without him, Ciaran leads us through an atmospheric and authentic vision of contemporary Dublin and Irish youth that the Irish Times has described as "profound, humorous and touching" with "plenty to say about the state of the nation, masculinity and identity".
Winner of the Michael Dwyer Discovery Award from the Dublin Film Critics Circle and the CineTalent Award from the Jameson Dublin Film Festival in association with Universal Pictures and Screen International.
STARRING: Fionn Walton with Aoife Duffin, Annabell Rickerby, Dan Bergin, Gina Moxley, Arthur Riordan and Dean Kavanagh
WRITTEN & DIRECTED BY: Donal Foreman
PRODUCED BY: Emmet Fleming
CINEMATOGRAPHY BY: Piers McGrail
"It is refreshing to watch an Irish film that doesn't attempt to cram a square genre into a round hole, but instead forges a new direction in narrative and form. ... Out of Here is the closest our national cinema has come to expressing what it is like to be young, broke and scared in post-bust Ireland. "
—John Maguire, The Sunday Business Post.
"A debut of promise, Out Of Here marks one Donal Foreman out as a real talent. ... After a handful of similarly-themed short films, New York-based Donal Foreman makes a startling debut – Out Of Here moves with the confidence of a third or fourth film."
—Gavin Burke, Entertainment.ie.
"Foreman’s film has a confidence that is rarely seen in a first feature. … Out Of Here is a gem of a film and one that will stand up to repeat viewings. Go see it and remind yourself that Ireland can still offer up top quality cinema on par with the rest of the world… An outstanding film."
—Jay Coyle, Scannain.com.
"Already an experienced shorts filmmaker, Foreman’s talent is unmistakable here. With an oblique take on Dublin’s familiar and unfamiliar landmarks, and a fresh portrayal of Irish masculinity he patiently builds a rare and exceptionally true-to-life portrait of what it is to be young, educated and aimless in Ireland today."
—Conor Dowling, Irish Film Institute.
"Remarkably accomplished in every respect, Out of Here is utterly of the moment and one of the best representations of Dublin youth culture to emerge from the recession."
—Amy O’Connor, Le Cool.