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Float Like a Butterfly

Ireland, English, 101 mins

  • Director: Carmel Winters
  • Writer: Carmel Winters
  • Producer: David Collins; Martina Niland

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From the producers of Once and Sing Street, Float Like a Butterfly is a powerful and timely story of a girl's fight for freedom and belonging. In a gender-reversal of classic film Billy Elliot, 15-year-old Frances has to fight for the right to fight back. Raised in roadside camps in rural Ireland, Frances wants to champion her people inside the boxing ring and out, like her idol Muhammad Ali. But society is determined to break her spirit and destroy her way of life. And her father, once her greatest ally, is too defeated himself to imagine any better for his daughter. But Frances was not born to be broken. In the mother of all fights, she must dig deep to find in herself the Champion her father once knew her to be.


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Cast & Characters

Hazel Doupe as Frances
Dara Devaney as Michael
Johnny Collins as Patrick
Hilda Fay as Granny Flynn
John Gerard Healy as Farmer's Henchman
Jamie Kierans as Eamann
Amelie Metcalfe as Young Francis
Aidan O'Hare as Sergeant
Lalor Roddy as Grandad Joyce

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