The Grass Ceiling

Watch the trailer for new Irish short documentary The Grass Ceiling

Kennedy Films has released the trailer for their new sports documentary, The Grass Ceiling, ahead of its world premiere at the 64th Cork Film Festival on Saturday, November 16th.

“Team sport does something to a girl. You get to think about your body in terms of what it can do, rather than how it looks. You become more engine than ornament.” This emotive and layered film vividly captures the raw physicality of a team sport, you can feel the grass stains on the players’ knees, the flowchart of bruises on their bodies.

In her directorial debut Iseult Howlett explores how three successful female athletes explore what drives them to play, how the punishment, effort and joyful reward in sport reveals something essential in the human spirit that is often elusive for women; how being physically courageous, unapologetically competitive and deeply passionate can unlock a freedom to really occupy your own skin.

The film is shot by cinematographer Eleanor Bowman and produced by Frankie Fenton from Kennedy Films, with support from Fís Éireann / Screen Ireland.

The Grass Ceiling premieres on Saturday 16th of November 2019 at the 64th Cork Film Festival as part of the Fís Éireann / Screen Ireland World Premiere Shorts programme at 3.30 pm at the Everyman Theatre.

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