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Float Like a Butterfly

Original title
Float Like a Butterfly
Year
Running time
101 min.
Country
Ireland Ireland
Director
Screenwriter
Carmel Winters
Cinematography
Michael Lavelle
Cast
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Producer
Samson Films / Port Pictures
Genre
Drama | Family Relationships. Social Drama. Poverty
Synopsis / Plot
In a gender-reversal of classic film Billy Elliot, 15-year-old Frances has to fight for the right to fight back. Raised in roadside camps in rural Ireland, Frances wants to champion her people inside the boxing ring and out, like her idol Muhammad Ali. But society is determined to break her spirit and destroy her way of life. And her father, once her greatest ally, is too defeated himself to imagine any better for his daughter. But Frances was not born to be broken. In the mother of all fights, she must dig deep to find in herself the Champion her father once knew her to be.
Awards
2018: Toronto Film Festival: FIPRESCI Award (DISCOVERY)
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