GOOD VIBRATIONS strikes the right note for Howard and Kermode!
GOOD VIBRATIONS, from Belfast’s husband and wife directing team of Glenn Leyburn and Lisa Barros d’Sa, is striking all the right notes.
Not only has the film been recommended by no less than Hollywood hotshot Ron Howard, but über-critic Mark Kermode is a huge fan. Both Ron and Mark have already tweeted about the film’s merits and this Friday night on BBC2’s Late Review (11pm), the film will be among Kermode’s highlights from the London Film Festival:
“In a special edition of The Review Show from London, Mark Kermode and guests Giles Coren, Leslie Felperin and Sarfraz Manzoor discuss highlights of the 56th BFI London Film Festival, including Tim Burton's Frankenweenie, which opened the festival, Salman Rushdie's adaptation of his own novel Midnight's Children, and Good Vibrations, the story of a legendary Belfast record shop.”
The pic screens in the 56th BFI London Film Festival tomorrow night in the Odeon West End, in London’s Leicester Square. The screening is already a sell-out, as is the showing on Sunday at the Ritzy in Brixton.
Other critical reviews have been equally positive: 5 stars in The Hollywood News and 4 from Time Out.
It's been a crazy few weeks for Glenn and Lisa. Not long returned from the highly renowned Busan International Film Festival in South Korea, where the film was selected for the World Cinema section, the film also played at the Dinard Festival du Film Britannique and brought home the Allianz Award for the Best Screenplay.
Tribute must be paid to this dynamic duo, as well as to the key creative team behind the film – all of whom hail from Northern Ireland. With a script by writers Colin Carberry and Glenn Patterson, it is produced by Andrew Eaton (The Trip) and Chris Martin (Peacefire). David Holmes (Ocean's Eleven) is also on the producing team and provides the score.
Since its raucous and triumphant premiere at this year’s Belfast Film Festival, Good Vibrations has gone on to secure UK and Ireland distribution – and as soon as we know the release date, it will be on this website!
Good Vibrations was developed at Northern Ireland Screen and funded through the Northern Ireland Screen Fund supported by Invest NI and part funded by the European Regional Development Fund.