BULLDOG Film Distribution are delighted to announce that captivating thriller The Survivalist (Cert 18 ), which will be on general release from 12 February will preview in the QFT Belfast from February 5. Filmed in Northern Ireland, the film stars Martin McCann (71, Jump, Killing Bono), Mia Goth (Nymphomaniac Part II, A Cure For Wellness) and Olwen Fouéré (This Must be the Place).
The Survivalist was written and directed by Northern Ireland-born Stephen Fingleton, who has picked up a number of accolades for his work on the film, including; Best Debut Director at the British Independent Film Awards, Best New Narrative Director and Special Jury Mention at Tribeca, and most recently, a nomination in the Outstanding Debut category of the British Academy Film Awards.
In a kill-or-be-killed world where starvation is rife and strangers are always dangerous, The Survivalist lives off the grid, and by his wits. When a starving woman and her teenage daughter discover his forest refuge, his loneliness drives him to overcome his suspicion and strike a bargain with them in return for bed and board. But as desire becomes stronger than necessity, the exchange becomes an uneasy, ongoing arrangement which threatens not only his carefully constructed world but also his life.
A captivating thriller, The Survivalist marks the feature debut of writer-director Stephen Fingleton. Hailed by Indiewire as “Mad Max in the countryside”, and by Time Out New York as “Masterful…will shake you for days” in its 5 star review.
Susan Picken, Head of QFT said: ”We are very happy to be able to present these exclusive screenings of The Survivalist ahead of its wider release in cinemas. Stephen is a significant new talent and The Survivalist is an extremely impressive film debut. We are delighted to be able to support him and the film and wish him the best of luck at the upcoming BAFTAs.”
QFT’s exclusive preview screenings will be accompanied by Q&A’s with Stephen, cast and crew. Please check their website for full details and to book tickets.