- 13 Aug 18
Acclaimed actor Hugh O'Connor's directorial debut Metal Heart screened at Dublin Comic Con this weekend.
Jordanne Jones (I Used to Live Here) stars as Emma, a gothy teen who clashes with her beauty blogger twin sister Chantal (Leah McNamara - Nails). Tensions are heightened when the pair are forced to spend summer together after their parents go travelling and a mysterious new neighbour Dan becomes entangled in their lives (rising star Moe Dunford - Michael Inside).
A fun comedy-drama which neatly subverts stereotypes, Metal Heart has plenty of the charm that made Handsome Devil and Sing Street big Irish hits.
Many in the Comic Con screening audience agreed, taking to Twitter to praise the film.
Was at #screening of #MetalHeart & OMG it was brill!! Such a warm,funny,heartfelt coming of age #story brought to life by an amazing #Irish #cast & #director! I can’t wait for this to be in #cinemas! Congrats to all involved @hughoconor @jordanne_jones @MoeDunford #MustSee #film pic.twitter.com/6BMVTYUq6z
— Arlene Martine (@Arlene_Martine) August 12, 2018
— Lauren Coe (@laurencoe6) August 12, 2018
Look out for #MetalHeart 💓 in cinemas near you soon. Charming, coming-of-age film with some serious laughs. Beautiful performances by all the cast. Congrats hughoconor (and I love that… https://t.co/5PAowVCdPz
— Alice Mc Loughlin (@ali_mcloughlin) August 12, 2018
— Caoimhe Tiernan (@caoimhe_tiernan) August 11, 2018
According to director Hugh O'Connor at the post-screening Q&A, Metal Heart should be in Irish cinemas early 2019.