Sat 13 July | 16:00 | Pálás Screen 2

2024 | New Zealand | 98’

Christchurch, New Zealand 1979. Angus, alone for a fortnight with his world-weary father, is drawn into the underground post-punk music scene. Desperate to fit in with this magnetic but fickle subculture, Angus distances himself from his true friends and fabricates his musical abilities. Caught out by his own deceit, he must become the musician he pretended to be. With the support of his friends, especially the talented Kirsten, Angus navigates self-doubt, derision, harmful behaviour and a family tragedy to take the stage for the first time.

Head South was the opening night film at IFFR.

Irish Premiere

Director/Writer: Jonathan Ogilvie
Producers: Antje Kulpe, Jonathan Ogilvie
Cast: Marton Csokas, Ed Oxenbould, Stella Bennett

Principal funder