The Western Region Audiovisual Producers Fund (WRAP Fund) wish to congratulate Galway’s Foscodh on being selected as Ireland’s entry for the Oscars®’ Best International Feature Film category (formerly Best Foreign Language category) at the upcoming 94th annual Academy Awards.

Written and directed by Galwegian Seán Breathnach and produced by Paddy Hayes of Tua Films, the Irish language feature film was selected by the Irish Film & Television Academy (IFTA) Selection Committee.

An adaptation of Donal Ryan’s novel “The Thing About December”, a host of WRAP Talent feature in the film including Connemara’s Dónall Ó Héalai in the leading role alongside Fionnuala Flaherty (An Klondike), and Cillian O’Gairbhí (Blood) with Colm Hogan (Cinematographer), Conall De Cleir (Editor), Aisling Wallace Byrne (Costume Designer) and Sean Burke (Locations Manager).

The incredible landscape and wild mountains of Connemara provide a backdrop to this poignant meditation on isolation, neurodiversity, and letting go of the past, set in the wild mountains of Connemara. The film was produced as part of the Cine4 initiative supported by TG4, FÍs Éireann and the Broadcasting Authority of Ireland. It premiered to critical acclaim at the Galway Film Fleadh in 2021 winning Best Irish First Feature at the Festival’s Awards.

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