22nd Annual European Union Film Festival
- Metal Heart
- Hugh O'Conor
- 88 DCP
“With a light touch and a knowing regard, O’Conor manages to avoid the genre’s most egregious clichés and simplistic life lessons.”Justin Lowe, Hollywood Reporter
Irish actor-turned-indie-director Hugh O'Conor packs considerable heart into this poignant coming-of-age comedy about warring teenage twins experiencing the pangs of growing up. “Fraternal twin sisters Emma (Jordanne Jones) and Chantal (Leah McNamara) are worlds apart. Emma is self-conscious, and unsure of which path to take in life; she dreams of starting a band (they have a pie-chart) with her best friend Gary (Seán Doyle), who secretly has a crush on her. Chantal, meanwhile, is beautiful, confident, and knows exactly where her life is headed. When their parents go away for the summer, their simmering sibling rivalry threatens to boil over, especially when the mysterious next-door neighbour (Moe Dunford) moves back in” (Irish Film Institute).