Lance Daly’s LIFE’S A BREEZE is set to have its international premiere at the Toronto International Film Festival (TIFF) next month.

LIFE’S A BREEZE, which stars Pat Shortt and Fionnuala Flanagan, is a feel-good comedy about a family struggling to stay afloat and stay together through hard times in Ireland. Unemployed slacker Colm, his aging mother Nan and his niece Emma (Kelly Thornton) must overcome their many differences to lead their family in a race against time to find a lost fortune.

The film will screen in the Contemporary World Cinema section of the Toronto International Film Festival.

LIFE’S A BREEZE, which is produced by Fastnet Films, showcases a host of Irish acting talent including Pat Shortt, Fionnula Flanagan and newcomer Kelly Thornton who picked up the Bingham Ray New Talent Award at the Galway Film Fleadh last month. Both Pat and Kelly will travel to the festival with director Lance Daly. Pat is currently starring in THE CRIPPLE OF INISHMAN in the West End with Daniel Radcliffe who will also be in Toronto for a number of films including the Irish co-production THE F WORD (co-produced by Fastnet Films) which filmed in Dublin last year.

Speaking about the selection, LIFE’S A BREEZE producer Macdara Kelleher, Fastnet Films said “We are delighted to be returning to the Toronto International Film Festival with LIFE’S A BREEZE and THE F WORD. It’s one of the biggest film festivals in the world and a great place to launch a movie.”

LIFE’S A BREEZE is close to securing a US theatrical distribution deal, details of which will be announced at the festival. The film is creating a buzz in the US with popular film website hailing it as “the next Full Monty”.

LIFE’S A BREEZE is currently screening in selected cinemas throughout Ireland and will be available and DVD on Video on Demand later this year. TIFF will take place 5th – 15th September.

The film was produced by Dublin-based Fastnet Films, with the support of the Irish Film Board / Bord Scannán na hÉireann, and the Broadcasting Authority of Ireland.