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Film: Hellish Citadel is a triumph

Citadel Directed by Ciaran Foy Nationwide, cert 16 Rating: 4/5 Much Ado About Nothing Directed by Joss Whedon Selected cinemas, cert 12A Rating: *** Irish writer and director Ciaran Foy was i

15th June, 2013
Above: Aneurin Barnard in Citadel.

Irish writer and director Ciaran Foy was inspired to make his "hoodie horror" **Citadel** after an unprovoked attack by a gang of youths on the streets of Dublin left him bloodied and badly shaken. Reminiscent of fellow homegrown filmmaker Brendan Muldowney's 2009 feature Savage, albeit told from a supernatural remove, Foy's debut film might have had bruising beginnings, but this is a frightening psychological thriller that announces an exciting new talent in Irish film.

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