Float Like A Butterfly

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Join us for the opening night of the Crosshaven Film Club 2019 / 2020 Season with Irish film Float Like A Butterfly

Please note that all screenings are only open to Season Members. Due to space restrictions and will not be taking nightly walk-ins. Currently, previous members have got priority on season tickets and remaining seats will be for sale from Aug 26 priced at €50.

Float Like a Butterfly

Director: Carmel Winters

Cast: Hazel Doupe, Dara Devaney, Johnny Collins


101 minutes, Ireland, 2018, 15A

Tag Line

Trust love all the way

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1960s rural Ireland, Frances is a young Traveller who idolises Muhammad Ali. Her life is turned upside down when her father Michael, recently released from prison, decides to take his family on the road again. Amidst this upheaval, Frances must fight against patriarchal traditional values whilst also protecting her family. Warm and celebratory, Carmel Winters has crafted a crowd-pleasing delight.

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Rural Ireland during the 1960s; teenage traveller Frances (a break-out performance from Hazel Doupe) has to learn to fend for herself and her brother following her father Michael’s (Dara Devaney) imprisonment. Inspired by her father’s love of Muhammad Ali she develops a passion for boxing.

When Michael is released, their peaceful life in the camp in picturesque West Cork is uprooted as he decides to take his family back on the road. Patriarchal and controlling, Michael demands that Frances adhere to tradition and leave her love of boxing behind.

Director Carmel Winters has crafted a warm celebratory film giving voice to an independent, fun and determined young woman. Float Like a Butterfly is a crowd-pleasing delight.


Toronto International Film Festival 2018

Cork International Film Festival 2018

Stockholm International Film Festival 2018

Glasgow Film Festival 2019


Winner, FIPRESCI Prize, Toronto International Film Festival, 2018

Winner, Audience Award, Best Film, Cork International Film Festival 2018


“This is a grim but lyrical film, a stern rebuke to those who like to talk about the good old days” - Paul Whitington, The Irish Independent

½ “Float Like A Butterfly shows the multiple, interconnecting ways that bigotry can box people in, leaving them no choice but to fight their way out” - Roe McDermott, Hotpress

“Carmel Winters attacks important social issues with a mainstream energy that stirs the blood in her award-winning follow-up to the mysterious Snap” – Donald Clarke, The Irish Times

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