Wildcard Distribution and Modern Films are pleased to share the official UK & Ireland trailer for Stunning Women’s Drama FIRES.
The film is written and directed by Newry-born Cathy Brady in her feature debut and stars Nora-Jane Noone (Brooklyn, the Madeleine sisters) alongside Nika McGuigan (Philomène, The Secret Writing).
The six-time IFTA-nominated film, including nominations for Best Picture and Actress in a Leading Role, received its critically acclaimed world premiere at the Toronto International Film Festival in 2020 and will hit theaters Northern Ireland from September 3, 2021.
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Born less than a year apart, LAUREN (Nora-Jane Noone) and KELLY (Nika McGuigan) are “Irish twins”. You would never see one without the other, but over the years the mystery of their mother’s death has torn them apart. Kelly, eager to flee their island town, moved away and disappeared a year ago. Lauren’s life has been on hold since she reported her sister’s disappearance.
Kelly’s unexpected return sees a surge of all raw emotions between the sisters. Lauren doesn’t know whether to kiss him or hit her. But as they begin to relive their mother’s memories, the sister becomes inseparable. Their bond stronger than ever and Kelly’s desire for truth are dangerously rekindled. As Kelly digs deeper, not everyone is ready. In this border town, secrets are supposed to remain buried, and Lauren kept the biggest of them all.
As the truth about their mother begins to surface, Kelly’s mood darkens. But Lauren is blinded, around Kelly she feels alive again, her marriage and her work pale in comparison. As the city begins to notice it, rumors of the girls’ strange behavior spread like wildfire. Lauren must decide to face their mother’s past with Kelly or risk losing her for good. Time is running out and no one can be trusted. The sisters must escape and face the truth or be consumed by the city and its lies.