Death of a Superhero
Ian FitzGibbon, Ireland, Germany, 2011
Directed by: Ian FitzGibbon
Script: Anthony McCarten
Producer: Astrid Kahmke, Philipp Kreuzer, Michael Garland, Matthias Esche, Jan S. Kaiser, Anthony McCarten, Paul Donovan
Production company: Bavaria Film International, Bavaria Pictures, Grand Pictures
Cinematography: Tom Fährmann
Editing: Tony Cranstoun
Music: Marius Ruhland
Cast: Andy Serkis, Thomas Brodie-Sangster, Aisling Loftus, Michael McElhatton, Sharon Horgan, Jessica Schwarz
Format: DCP
Running time: 97'

Age: grades 7 to 8
Donald is a different kind of superhero. In real life he is sick and feels like a peeled potato. But the 15-year-old has an outstanding talent to animate with pen and ink a dark world in which an invincible superhero battles a deadly nemesis and his sexy sidekick. But while Donald’s cartoon hero is unbreakable and unable to love, he himself is utterly breakable and bound for love.

Awards and Festivals
Zlin Film Festival 2012 – Main Prize of the Children’s Jury for Best Feature Film for Youth; Golden Slipper for Best Feature Film for Youth; Golden Apple for Best Feature Film
Leeds Young People’s Film Festival 2012 – Young Jury Award (15-19)
International Young Audience Film Festival Ale Kino 2012 – Best Film by Jury ECFA
Film Festival Les Arcs 2011 – Audience Award; Young Audience Award

Directors Biography
Ian FitzGibbon is an Irish film and television actor and director. He trained as an actor at the world famous Royal Academy of Dramatic Arts in London. He has a long and extensive acting career principally on English television. FitzGibbon began to direct 10 years ago and he is best known for his short film 'Between Dreams', 'Paths To Freedom' and two features 'A Film With Me In It' and 'Perrier’s Bounty' that were nominated and awarded on numerous international festivals.

Location and screening schedule:
CINEMA EUROPA, Tuesday, October 22nd at 12.00
MUSEUM OF CONTEMPORARY ART, Tuesday, October 22nd at 17.00