‘Kissing Candice allowed me to go a bit wild, which I loved’

Known for her arresting music videos and advertisements, Omagh-born film-maker Aoife McArdle has brought her trademark darkness and beauty to her first feature, writes Elaine Prendeville

1st July, 2018
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Aoife McArdle: ‘My films are instinctive, rather than influenced by anyone in particular’ Picture: Fergal Phillips

‘I have a lot of Francis Bacon on the walls,” says Aoife McArdle of her Belfast home. “Not originals, obviously,” she smiles, “but some beautiful prints I’ve bought at various exhibitions. And I have plenty of unusual film posters up there too.”

That McArdle would surround herself with dark and vivid beauty should come as little surprise - the Northern Irish writer and director has built a...

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