SOLD OUT! MONACO FILM PREMIÈRE

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14th May 2024 at 6pm (welcome reception 5.30pm)
SOLD OUT! MONACO FILM PREMIÈRE

14 May 2024 Film Director, Carlow man Frank Mannion introducing his film 'Quintessentially Irish' to an international, VIP audience at the Monaco premiere hosted by Sir Stelios at the headquarters of the Stelios Philanthropic Foundation in the Principality of Monaco. Photo below: (left to right) Sir Stelios, Paula Farquharson, Princess Grace Irish Library Director, Oxana Popkova, Executive Producer and Frank Mannion Director

Oxana Popkova, Executive Producer of the film being interviewed by national TV station Monaco Info

Above: Athlete Usain Bolt with Irish film director Frank Mannion. Left: Frank with H.S.H. Prince Albert II of Monaco. Both feature in the film. © 2024 Swipe Films 

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Quintessentially Irish also features the President of the United States of America Joe Biden, the President of Ireland Michael D Higgins, Dr Michael Smurfit, Mayor Sadiq Khan, Rory Guinness, Randal Plunkett (aka Lord Dunsany), Grand National winning jockey Rachael Blackmore, trainer Aidan O'Brien and others.

Read HERE the RTÉ interview with the Director Frank Mannion in March 2024, just before his film launched in the USA in time for St Patrick's Day. The film will be released in Ireland and the UK on April 26th 2024. Frank is from county Carlow and based in London, from where he manages his film company Swipe Films.

Read the official Press Release HERE

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President of Ireland Michael D. Higgins with President of the United States of America Joe Biden on his visit to Ireland in April 2023 make an appearance in Quintessentially Irish

© 2024 Swipe Films 

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About Swipe Films

A feature film production, sales and distribution company, originally established in 2002 by Frank Mannion, to produce the cult hit, Grand Theft Parsons, starring Johnny Knoxville and Christina Applegate. Swipe went on to enjoy worldwide success with Osama, winner of a Golden Globe for Best Foreign Film.

Since then, Swipe has built up a valuable library of over 25 films - its films have won over 100 awards at major festivals around the world including four prizes at the Cannes Film Festival and two awards at the Sundance Film Festival. These Foolish Things starring Terence Stamp, Lauren Bacall and Anjelica Huston was honoured with a Royal Charity Premiere. Films include the glossy thriller Plastic with Will Poulter (Paramount Pictures) and Jackboots On Whitehall with Ewan McGregor and Rosamund Pike (Sony Pictures). Mannion directed the critically acclaimed Quintessentially British with Ian McKellen and Judi Dench and Sparkling: The Story of Champagne with Stephen Fry, described as "a film of the finest vintage" by the New York Times. The all-star Quintessentially Irish recently premiered in the USA.

Director Frank Mannion on the film set at Leonardslee Lake & Gardens. Frank's company Swipe Films has produced over 25 films, including the successful 'Quintessentially British'.

14 May 2024 (left to right) Sir Stelios who hosted the event at his Philanthropic Foundation venue, Paula Farquharson, Princess Grace Irish Library Director, Oxana Popkova Executive Producer of the film and Frank Mannion Director at the Monaco premiere of his film Quintessentially Irish with a stunning backdrop of Port Hercules in readiness for the Monaco F1 Grand Prix.

The film features Pierce Brosnan (former James Bond) 

© 2024 Swipe Films

 

Monaco's red carpet to roll out for the Film Première of Quintessentially Irish

The film documentary features H.S.H. Prince Albert II of Monaco, among other well-known personalities including Bob Geldof, Jeremy Irons and Pierce Brosnan. 

To introduce the film at the exclusive event in Monaco will be award-winning director Frank Mannion, who will also make an appearance at the Cannes Film Festival. The Irish man from Carlow, based in London, is no stranger to the Riviera having picked up awards at Cannes in the past.

Watch the trailer below

Quintessentially Irish is available on most US cable/satellite providers in the US and Canada, and major online platforms including Amazon Instant, Apple TV, Google Play, Vudu, and Vimeo, followed by DVD.

H.S.H. Prince Albert II of Monaco welcomes Frank Mannion to his palace in summer 2023 for an interview which features in Frank's film Quintessentially Irish 

© 2024 Swipe Films 

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The film premiere is generously supported by

Sir Stelios Haji-Ioannou, who is kindly hosting the evening at the premises of the Stelios Philanthropic Foundation. The trustees of the Princess Grace Irish Library are very grateful for this sponsorship. 

www.stelios.mc

Event details

We are delighted to welcome special guest film director Frank Mannion for this unique event in the Principality of Monaco.

Tickets: Please note only ticket holders will gain access! We're sorry the event is sold out - there is no point in turning up if you don't have a ticket - we must respect the venue's capacity limit. 

Venue: conference hall of the Stelios Philanthropic Foundation on Port Hercules ground floor, Ruscino Building, 14 Quai Antoine 1er, 98000 Monaco

Time: Welcome drinks reception at 5.30pm followed by film 6-8pm.

Proceeds go to the non-profit Princess Grace Irish Library, under the aegis of the Fondation Princesse Grace.

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Articles in the media

Irish Independent HERE

 "Ireland’s rich and famous talk about their Irishness in new film by Carlow’s Frank Mannion"

The Times HERE

"Andrew Scott, Pierce Brosnan and Sharon Horgan on being Irish"

The Times HERE

Film-maker Frank Mannion made an epic journey to interview two presidents, a prince, a lord, 007 and the world’s fastest man in his tribute to Irish people

Billetterie Weezevent
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14 May 2024 (left to right) Sir Stelios who hosted the event at his Philanthropic Foundation venue, Paula Farquharson, Princess Grace Irish Library Director, Oxana Popkova Executive Producer of the film and Carlow man Frank Mannion Film Director at the Monaco premiere of his film Quintessentially Irish
14 May 2024 (left to right) Sir Stelios who hosted the event at his Philanthropic Foundation venue, Paula Farquharson, Princess Grace Irish Library Director, Oxana Popkova Executive Producer of the film and Carlow man Frank Mannion Film Director at the Monaco premiere of his film Quintessentially Irish
14 May 2024 (left to right) Sir Stelios who hosted the event at his Philanthropic Foundation venue, Paula Farquharson, Princess Grace Irish Library Director, Oxana Popkova Executive Producer of the film and Carlow man Frank Mannion Film Director at the Monaco premiere of his film Quintessentially Irish
14 May 2024 (left to right) Sir Stelios who hosted the event at his Philanthropic Foundation venue, Paula Farquharson, Princess Grace Irish Library Director, Oxana Popkova Executive Producer of the film and Carlow man Frank Mannion Film Director at the Monaco premiere of his film Quintessentially Irish
Frank Mannion being interviewed by national TV Monaco Info
Frank Mannion being interviewed by national TV Monaco Info
14 May 2024 Sir Stelios welcomes the international, VIP guests to the Monaco premiere of Quintessentially Irish at the conference hall of the Stelios Philanthropic Foundation
14 May 2024 Sir Stelios welcomes the international, VIP guests to the Monaco premiere of Quintessentially Irish at the conference hall of the Stelios Philanthropic Foundation
14 May 2024 Sir Stelios introduces film director Frank Mannion at the Monaco premiere of his film Quintessentially Irish
14 May 2024 Sir Stelios introduces film director Frank Mannion at the Monaco premiere of his film Quintessentially Irish
Film Director Frank Mannion introduces his film at the Monaco premiere hosted by the Stelios Philanthropic Foundation
Film Director Frank Mannion introduces his film at the Monaco premiere hosted by the Stelios Philanthropic Foundation
Bob Geldof © 2024 Swipe Films
Bob Geldof © 2024 Swipe Films
Pierce Brosnan © 2024 Swipe Films
Pierce Brosnan © 2024 Swipe Films
Jeremy Irons © 2024 Swipe Films
Jeremy Irons © 2024 Swipe Films
President of Ireland Michael D. Higgins welcomes Film Director Frank Mannion at Áras an Uachtaráin (official residence) in Dublin © 2024 Swipe Films
President of Ireland Michael D. Higgins welcomes Film Director Frank Mannion at Áras an Uachtaráin (official residence) in Dublin © 2024 Swipe Films
The White House with a touch of green for St Patrick's Day each year © 2024 Swipe Films
The White House with a touch of green for St Patrick's Day each year © 2024 Swipe Films
Singer Niall Horan (former member of boy band One Direction) performs at The White House in Washington D.C. © 2024 Swipe Films
Singer Niall Horan (former member of boy band One Direction) performs at The White House in Washington D.C. © 2024 Swipe Films
Frank Mannion at The White House © 2024 Swipe Films
Frank Mannion at The White House © 2024 Swipe Films
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