EXCLUSIVE: Irish drama premiered at Karlovy Vary this year.

A Date For Mad Mary

Canadian sales outfit Mongrel International has acquired sales rights to A Date For Mad Mary from Irish producers Element Pictures and has begun talks at Toronto International Film Festival (Sept 8-18) with buyers.

The recent Karlovy Vary world premiere will play in competition at the BFI London Film Festival next month.

Darren Thornton directed A Date For Mad Mary, which was produced in association with The Irish Film Board, the Broadcasting Authority of Ireland and TV3.

The film centres on a woman who returns to an Irish port town after a short spell in prison and resolves to find a date for her role as maid of honour at her best friend’s wedding. Element’s credits include Room starring Oscar-winner Brie Larson.