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'Adam & Paul' wins over critics in advance of UK cinema release

Lenny Abrahamson’s award-winning debut feature Adam & Paul, currently on release in UK cinemas has proven a knockout with the UK critics.
Much to the relief of the Irish Film Board, major UK newspapers the film critics from The Times, The Independent, The Express and The Mail awarded the film with glowing reviews.
The Telegraph gave the film the thumbs up, "Adam & Paul is an Irish film to make most English ones look like quaint rot. It's the strongest, funniest, most despairing drug-themed movie ... since Danny Boyle's Trainspotting".
BBC2's 'The Culture Show' chose Adam & Paul as the film hightlight of the week and hailed it as a ‘real gem’. In addition, UK film magazines such as Sight and Sound, Time Out, Uncut have heaped praise on Adam & Paul. While Uncut magazine called it "astoundingly assured and bleakly comic debut” and paying tribute to the “subtle genius of the movie”.
The film, which is being distributed by Guerilla Films, has opened in London, Edinburgh, Glasgow, Birmingham and other selected venues.
“For a small Irish film to get such amazing reviews from the UK critics is a testament to the talent of everybody involved with Adam & Paul”, said Irish Film Board’s Head of Marketing, Moira Horgan.
Adam & Paul was a box office hit in Ireland when released by Abbey Fims last year and to date has scooped a number of awards including Best Film at the Galway Film Fleadh and Best Director at the 2004 Irish Film and Television Awards. Adam & Paul also screened to critical acclaim in the Panorama section of the prestigious Berlin International Film Festival and won both the Best Film Prize and Critics award at the Sofia International Film Festival in March.
Directed by Lenny Abrahamson, Adam & Paul was written by Mark O'Halloran who also stars in the film alongside Tom Murphy.
Adam & Paul is a Speers and Element Films Production and is produced by Jonny Speers with Executive Producers Ed Guiney and Andrew Lowe.
Moviehouse Entertainment is handling international sales of the film, which was co-financed by the Irish Film Board, Xtravision and RTE.

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