Smolt - Trailer

In the style of a bootleg VHS, Smolt is a unique portrayal of an eventful few days in the lives of Darren and Leon, two Irish lads who generally have to fend for themselves. While killing time selling second-hand cigarettes, the boys run into some trouble with a girl, a gun, and a shipment of counterfeit football jerseys. Twisting from cinema vérité to improvisation to scripted lines, Smolt offers an intimate, visceral slice-of-life of two young lads in the concrete playground that is Dublin. ■ Directed by Michael Higgins.

As part of our Saturday 17 October 2015 screening, we presented Smolt.