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Northern Irish actor, Stephen Rea

Stephen Rea film, ‘Nothing Personal’ nominated for European Film Award

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Northern Irish actor, Stephen Rea

An English language feature film co-produced by Ireland and the Netherlands “Nothing Personal” has been shortlisted for the European Discovery-the Prix FIPRESCI at this years European Film Academy.

The award is presented annually to a young and upcoming director.

“Nothing Personal” is about Anne who leaves her life behind her in the Netherlands and moves to Ireland.

“Alone in her empty flat, from her window Anne observes the people passing by who nervously snatch up the personal belongings and pieces of furniture she has put out on the pavement. Her final gesture of taking a ring off her finger signals she is leaving her previous life in Holland behind. She goes to Ireland, where she chooses to lead a solitary, wandering existence, striding through the austere landscapes of Connemara. During her travels, she discovers a house that is home to a hermit, Martin,” writes IMDb.

The movie is written and directed by Urszula Antoniak (Vaarwel)

It was co-produced by Fastnet Films' Macdara Kelleher (Kisses) and Morgan Bushe (Colony) filmed on location in Connemara.

Anne is played by Dutch actress Lotte Verbeek and Martin by Stephen Rae.

‘Nothing Personal’ will face competition from four other nominated features including Giuseppe Capatondi’s ‘La Doppia Ora’; Florin Serban’s ‘Wu Cand Vreau Sa Fluier, Fluier’; Feo Aladag’s ‘Die Fremde’ and Samuel Maoz’s ‘Lebanon’.

The nominated films will now be made available to all 2,300 members of the European Film Academy.

The winner will be announced at the 23rd European Film Awards which will be held in Tallinn, Estonia on December 4th.

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