Walk the red carpet with Ardal O’Hanlon, Arthur Mathews & Co.
Want to attend the Irish premiere of new comedy WIDE OPEN SPACES from Father Ted scribe Arthur Mathews? The cast and crew will be in attendance, including Ardal O’Hanlon. Keep reading to find out how you can win tickets…
Have you ever had a best friend you couldn’t stand? Myles (Ardal O’Hanlon) has one – Austin (Ewen Bremner) – only he’s too much of a slacker to do anything about it. In fact, each one of these layabouts is as useless as the other: a pair of thirty-somethings who laze around watching their lives flutter past. Fate, however, has plans to remedy their lack of motivation. Up to their necks in debt, they decide to help a dodgy entrepreneur, Gerard (Owen Roe), to create a new landmark in Irish tourism: a Famine Theme Park.
With an original score by Neil Hannon (Divine Comedy), Wide Open Spaces is a quirky, off-beat Irish comedy about how breaking up with your best friend can be tougher than ditching a fiancée. Filtered through the singular mind of writer Arthur Mathews (Father Ted), and directed by Tom Hall (Bachelor’s Walk), the film channels classic double act dramas, from Laurel and Hardy to Withnail and I, combined with a stark visual and thematic sensibility, to create an unforgettable comedic escapade.
WIDE OPEN SPACES opens in Irish cinemas on July 17th 2009