‘Flicker’ is a character portrait of Danny (Peter Newington), a typical twenty-something, who finds himself struggling to accept the full extent of his injuries after an unprovoked assault.
Moving through the house-parties, nightclubs and bars of today’s Dublin, ‘Flicker’ explores the subtle pressures of contemporary Irish masculinity. It's a raw, visceral and intimate exploration of contemporary Irish youth culture, masculinity and trauma.
The film features a number of Ireland's most exciting up-and-coming actors: Peter Newington, Sean Doyle, Caoimhe Coburn Gray, Megan Bea-Tiernan, Tony Doyle and Robbie Dunne. Directed by award-winning filmmakers Luke Daly and Nathan Fagan. Produced by Aaron McEnaney, for Bold Puppy.
In the aftermath of a violent assault, twenty-something Danny struggles to accept the full extent of his injuries.
‘Flicker’ is a portrait of Danny (Peter Newington), a typical twenty-something Dubliner, who gets assaulted one night in a city centre nightclub. Escaping the incident with only minor injuries, Danny throws himself back into his old routine: early-morning classes, five-a-side football, late nights on the sesh with the lads.
Pretty soon, however, Danny begins to realise that the assault has affected him in more ways than one.
Set in contemporary Dublin, ‘Flicker’ tells the story of Danny, a typical twenty-something, who becomes the victim of an unprovoked assault in a downtown nightclub. Walking away with only minor physical injuries, Danny launches himself back into his busy social life and his regular routine. As time goes on, however, the true impact of the assault begins to become clear.
Attempting to ignore the warning signs and to simply return to the party-hopping life he led before the assault, Danny begins to gradually unravel. Finally, at a hectic underground rave on the outskirts of Dublin, Danny’s internal crisis reaches its crescendo - and he finds himself acting in ways that will surprise even himself.
The film explores the ways in which young Irish men navigate and discuss trauma, mental health and emotional vulnerability. At its core, however, ‘Flicker’ is a portrait of a young man whose own internalized image of masculinity prevents him from acknowledging that he’s been hurt.
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