29th Galway Film Fleadh 11th - 16th July 2017

Bad Day for the Cut

Sat 15 July / Town Hall Theatre / 22:00 / Older Teens and up Buy ticketsNew Irish Cinema

Bad Day succeeds because of the quality of the craftsmanship, the decision to bring a more measured perspective to typical thriller conventions and the performance of Nigel O’Neill.”
— Screen Daily

Competition Entry
Irish Premiere
First Feature

Donal is a good man. He is a sturdy farmer who loves his aged mother. He values hard work. His word means something. He is loyal, focused, and tough. What he is not, under any circumstances, is someone to fuck with. So when Donal’s monastic existence as the good son is tragically upended, his justice is bloody and thorough. Director Chris Baugh and his co-writer Brendan Mullin have created a film as deceptively simple as its hero. Set against the stark beauty of Northern Ireland, the story eschews cheap twists in favour of a slow and steady unveiling of the horrible truths hiding in plain sight. They’re aided by an able cast, especially lead actor Nigel O’Neill, whose performance is infused with the quiet rage of the overlooked. They say good men are hard to find. Maybe it’s better that way.

Official Selection: Sundance Film Festival, Seattle International Film Festival

The director and cast will attend

Director Chris Baugh
Cast Nigel O’Neill, Susan Lynch, Józef Pawlowski & Stuart Graham
Script Chris Baugh & Brendan Mullin
Producers Brendan Mullin & Katy Jackson

Year 2017
Country Northern Ireland
Duration 99min

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Opening Film: Song of Granite

Opening Film: Song of Granite

Rocky Ros Muc

Rocky Ros Muc

Making It

Making It

Writing Home

Writing Home

It Tolls for Thee

It Tolls for Thee

Jaha’s Promise

Jaha’s Promise

In the Name of Peace: John Hume in America

In the Name of Peace: John Hume in America

Maudie

Maudie

No Party for Billy Burns

No Party for Billy Burns

Pilgrimage

Pilgrimage

The Limit of…

The Limit of…

Butterfly City

Butterfly City

The Farthest

The Farthest

Condemned to Remember

Condemned to Remember

Release

Release

The Drummer & The Keeper

The Drummer & The Keeper

The Silver Branch

The Silver Branch

Michael Inside

Michael Inside

A Cambodian Spring

A Cambodian Spring

Elián

Elián

Aithrí (Penance)

Aithrí (Penance)

Lost & Found

Lost & Found

Limbo

Limbo

Maze

Maze

Bad Day for the Cut

Bad Day for the Cut

Rocky Ros Muc – Extra Screening

Rocky Ros Muc – Extra Screening

Poc na nGael

Poc na nGael

Thanks to your Noble Shadow

Thanks to your Noble Shadow

Closing Film: Return to Montauk

Closing Film: Return to Montauk