Fintan Connolly’s Dublin-based neo noir, Barber, is set to have a theatrical release in the US in late September, 2023. The film stars Aidan Gillen (Game of Thrones), Deirdre Donnelly (Ballykissangel), Liam Carney (Braveheart), Aisling Kearns (Fair City), Gary Lydon (The Banshees of Inisherin), Helen Behan (The Virtues), and Camille O’Sullivan (Rebellion). Barber follows Val Barber (Gillen), a private investigator, who is hired by a wealthy widow to find her missing granddaughter, Sara. While trying to solve this mystery, Barber is navigating a complicated personal life.
Following the release of the film in Irish cinemas in April, IFTN sat down with director Fintan Connolly to discuss the project’s production and origins. The film was shot in the summer of 2020 over the course of 18 days, between the first and second lockdowns. Fiona Bergin co-wrote the script and produced the film for Fubar films. Lesley McKimm executive produced the film for Screen Ireland. Barber will begin its release in US cinemas on September 22nd, 2023.