Dunlop film to open Belfast Film Festival

Dunlop film to open Belfast Film Festival

A documentary that tells the story of two sets of road racing Dunlop brothers will open the 14th Belfast Film Festival next month.

Road tells the story of Joey and Robert Dunlop, and Robert's sons William and Michael and is narrated by Ballymena actor Liam Neeson.The film - written, produced and directed by Diarmuid Lavery and Michael Hewitt - will premiere as part of the Belfast Film Festival, which runs over 10 days from 27 March - 5 April.Festival Director, Michele Devlin, said: "We are delighted that Road will be premiering at this year's (festival)."This film is destined for international success - intense interest in the sport and the legendary Dunlop family, guarantee it will be a sure-fire hit with both local and global audiences."Road skillfully captures the visceral excitement of the sport, and sensitively depicts the tragedies and triumphs experienced by the families."This year's Belfast Film Festival programme includes more than 125 films at 16 venues across the city.Screenings will be shown both inside and outside cinemas, with local churches and schools hosting special events.

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