Directed by: Peter McDonald Script: Peter McDonald Producer: Eimear O' Kane Production company: EMU Productions Cinematography: Patrick Jordan Editing: John O'Connor Music: John McPhillips Cast: Scott Graham, Andrew Bennet, Michael McElhatton, Don Wycherley, Eamon Hunt, Des Nealon
Format: video Running time: 11'
Synopsis Ireland 1977. Eleven-year-old Damian Lynch is called in at the last moment to serve as an altar boy at an important mass in his local parish. Following his last appearance as an altar boy when he knocked Father O’Toole off the altar, Damien is serving a 3 month ban from his only passion in life…football. To make matters worse, Damian’s team, Liverpool FC, are playing in their first European cup final in two weeks time. Damien’s father offers him a reprieve and crucially a chance to see the European cup final if he serves the mass correctly. Damien now faces a choice: either conform to the status quo or never watch his beloved Liverpool play again…
Awards and Festivals Corona Cork Film Festival 2010 - Best Irish Short
Chicago Irish Film Festival 2010 - Best Short
Cine Gael Montreal 2010 - Audience Award
Fastnet Film Festival 2010 - Best Script
Galway Film Festival 2010 - Best First Short Film
Tribeca Film Festival 2011
Directors Biography Peter McDonald is writer and director better known as an actor. He has appeared in a number of Irish films over the years including 'I Went Down', 'When Brendan Met Trudy' and 'Saltwater' for which he won Best Actor at the Irish Film Awards. 'Pentecost' is Peter’s directorial debut.
Location and screening schedule: TUŠKANAC CINEMA, Friday, October 21st at 10.30 EUROPA CINEMA, Friday, October 21st at 19.30 EUROPA CINEMA, Sunday, October 23rd at 13.00