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Kissing Candice


17 year old Candice longs to escape her seaside town and finds solace in her imagination. When her disillusionment calcifies into an obsession with a troubled stranger, she becomes .... Set on the streets of early 1980s Northern Ireland, the film is built around themes of emotional abandon and the uncertainty of romantic relationships.

Aoife McArdle is an Irish writer and director. Her first feature-length film, 'Kissing Candice', had its world premiere at the Toronto International Film Festival on 8 September 2017 and its European premiere at the Berlin International Film Festival in February 2018. Other work includes music videos for Bryan Ferry, Jon Hopkins, Simian Mobile Disco, James Vincent McMorrow and U2 television commercials for Honda, Samsung and Under Armour. Her video for the U2 song 'Every Breaking Wave' was nominated for Best International Music Video at the UK Music Video Awards 2015 and was publicly praised by Academy award winning directors Terry George, Alejandro González Iñárritu and Spike Jonze. She was nominated for Best Director at the UK Music Video Awards in 2014 and nominated for Best Director at the Ciclope Festival 2016



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