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Director  Maeve Murphy
Genres  Drama, Romance Film
Writer  Maeve Murphy
Language  English
6.2/10 IMDb

Producer  Dean Silvers
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Country  United Kingdom
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Release date  17 June 2009 (2009-06-17)
Cast  Scot Williams, Cara Seymour
Similar movies  These Foolish Things (2005), If Only (2004), Butterfly Man (2002), Comes a Bright Day (2012), OXV: The Manual (2013)

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Beyond the Fire is a 2009 British romantic drama film, written and directed by Maeve Murphy and produced by Dean Silvers and Marlen Hecht. The film was first selected and screened at New British Cinema season at the ICA. Peter Bradshaw of The Guardian said "its unironic belief in the power of love is attractive".

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Plot

Beyond the Fire tells the story of Sheamy and Katie. Sheamy is a gentle but troubled Irish ex-priest who arrives in London to find his old family friend and mentor Father Brendan. Katie is a warm hearted woman with her own emotional scars. After arriving in London, Sheamy tries to make contact with Father Brendan. As he is not at home when he calls, he contacts the only other person he knows in London, Rory, a distant relative by marriage. Rory is a musician and band member and, after meeting Sheamy at a gig (where Sheamy makes a good first impression on Katie, who manages the band), offers him a bed and introduces him more fully to Katie, his flatmate. There is an immediate and obvious attraction between Sheamy and Katie. The film follows their attempts to form a lasting relationship despite both their pasts continuing to haunt them.

Cast

  • Scot Williams as Sheamy O'Brien
  • Cara Seymour as Katie
  • Victoria Aitken as Amy
  • Alison Cain as Lisa
  • Brett Findlay as Paul
  • Awards

  • Winner of Best International Feature at Garden State Film Festival 2010
  • Winner of Best UK Feature at London Independent Film Festival 2009
  • Official Selection Belfast Film Festival 2009
  • TV Broadcasts

    Beyond The Fire had its UK TV premier on BBC 2 on 22 March 2013 as well as being made available on BBC iPlayer and was critically acclaimed by TV critics. It was "Pick of The Day" in the Daily Mail and Top film Tips "8 Best TV Movies of the Week" on the Sabotage Times. It also received a 5 star listing from My TV Guide Listing UK. Beyond The Fire was also broadcast in the Republic of Ireland on 7 April 2010 on TV3.There was press controversy about the film in The Irish Independent regarding RTE's decision not to acquire it due to feeling there was "no appetite for the subject matter". Victims of religious sexual abuse expressed their concern in The Irish Independent. TV3 stepped in and it was instantly broadcast across Ireland. The organisation One in Four supported the film with press relations. Daily Mirror Ireland made it a Must See film.

    References

    Beyond the Fire Wikipedia
    Beyond the Fire IMDb Beyond the Fire themoviedb.org


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