Small Things Like These: A Captivating Irish Drama Finds Its Home

Small Things Like These: A Captivating Irish Drama Finds Its Home. “Small Things Like These,” the poignant Irish drama directed by Tim Mielants, has found its domestic home. Lionsgate, in partnership with Roadside Attractions, has acquired the distribution rights for North America, the U.K., and Ireland. The film, based on Claire Keegan’s Booker Prize-nominated novel, premiered at the Berlin Film Festival earlier this year and garnered solid reviews.

Plot Summary

Set in 1980s Ireland, the film follows Bill (played by Cillian Murphy), a soft-spoken coal delivery driver and devoted father. Bill stumbles upon disturbing activity at the local convent, led by the terrifying nun Sister Mary (portrayed by Emily Watson). As he delves deeper into the mystery, he confronts his internal traumas. Emily Watson’s performance earned her the Berlinale’s Silver Bear award.

Artists Equity’s Support

Produced and financed by Matt Damon and Ben Affleck’s Artists Equity, “Small Things Like These” marks the first feature from Cillian Murphy’s new production company, Big Things Films. Murphy, alongside longtime collaborator Alan Maloney, set up the company to bring compelling stories to the screen. Affleck and Damon expressed their pride in supporting this project, emphasizing the film’s fidelity to Claire Keegan’s novella.

Collaborators and Credits

The film reunites director Tim Mielants and Cillian Murphy, who previously worked together on the BAFTA-winning series “Peaky Blinders.” Enda Walsh, another collaborator of Murphy’s, adapted the screenplay. Catherine Magee serves as a producer alongside Murphy and Alan Maloney. For Artists Equity, Damon and Drew Vinton produce, while Affleck, Kevin Halloran, and Michael Joe executive produce. The film is an Irish/Belgian co-production, with additional funding from Screen Ireland and co-production by Belgium’s Wilder Films.

A Captivating Irish Drama starring Cillian Murphy Finds Its Home. In summary, “Small Things Like These” promises to be a must-watch for cinephiles seeking powerful storytelling and exceptional performances. Lionsgate’s acquisition ensures that this gem will find its way to audiences worldwide, touching hearts and sparking conversations.


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