Irish science fiction flick makes it into Cannes Directors’ Fortnight The Irish Times

The films competing in the Directors’ Fortnight at Cannes were announced today. Irish interest emerges in the form of Ruairi Robinson’s Last Days on Mars. You may recognise that name. A decade ago, Ruairi received an Oscar nomination for his superb animated short Fifty Percent Grey (see below). His debut feature stars Liev Schreiber and Romola Garai in the tale of a perilous mission to the red planet. Adapted from a story by Sydney J Bounds, the picture, partly financed by the Irish Film Board, features visual effects from a team based at Screen Scene in Dublin.