Dir. Lance Daly
In Theaters 07/16/10 On DVD 10/26/10 Stream available 12/06/11
On the fringes of Dublin two kids, Kylie and Dylan, live in a suburban housing estate devoid of life, colour and the prospect of escape. Kylie lives with five other siblings and her overworked mother. Next door, Dylan lives in the shadow of an alcoholic father and the memory of an elder brother who ran away from home two years earlier.
After a violent altercation with his father, Dylan runs away from home and Kylie decides to run away with him. Together they make their way to the magical night time lights of inner city Dublin, to search for Dylan's brother, and in the hope of finding, through him, the possibility of a new life.
Lance Daly's vision of Dublin, as seen through the innocent eyes of our protagonists, is a kaleidoscope of magic, wonder and mystery. But as the night wears on, and Dublin takes on a darker character, the two kids have to rely on the kindness of strangers, the advice of Bob Dylan and their trust in each other to survive the night.
Lance Daly's debut feature LAST DAYS IN DUBLIN, a no budget love letter to the Irish capital, was given 36 public screenings at his local cinema in 2001. Later it was shown on TV.
This was followed by THE HALO EFFECT, which closed the 2004 Dublin Film Festival. This dark comic tale of fast food and gambling starring Stephen Rea was nominated for five IFTAs. It had a short theatrical release in Ireland. That felt like progress.
KISSES premiered at the Galway Film Fleadh in 2008, where it was awarded Best Irish Film. Momentum grew slowly through many international festival appearances which eventually lead to theatrical releases in Europe and the U.S. Lance got Best Director at the IFTAs and was happy that a film had finally traveled abroad.
The Good Doctor, a new film shot in the U.S. starring Orlando Bloom, with a cast that includes Riley Keough, Michael Pena, Taraji P. Henson, Rob Morrow and J.K. Simmons, is completed and will be released in 2011.
Kelly O Neill
Down Under Dylan
Gardiner Street Girl
J. Patrick Duffner
Audio commentary with the candy-chomping, cheeky stars, Kelly O'Neill and Shane Curry.
Bawdy outtakes with the cast and crew.
Making Kisses - a behind the scenes look.
Catalog Number: OSC-009