Get in the mood for the upcoming summer months with an awesome feel good comedy set in a small Catholic Irish town with two sympathetic queer heroes! We present another distribution film that will premiere on April 28, 2022 at Edison Filmhub. The day after, on April 29, you can visit the premiere in Brno at the Art cinema.
Dating Amber is a poignant, honest and funny look at the highs and lows of teenage life where the only way to fit in is to not be yourself, even if this goes against your very being. Set-in Ireland during the mid-90’s, Eddie and Amber decide to stage a relationship in order to stop everyone speculating about their sexuality. Eddie is keen to follow his Dad into the military, while Amber dreams of moving to the liberal hub of London. However, their ‘ideal’ arrangement begins to fall apart, forcing Eddie deeper into denial as Amber realizes that a perilous future awaits her best friend unless she intervenes. Dating Amber is a love letter to all those kids who grew up in a small town and who needed to escape in order to be themselves.
Dating Amber is the second feature film by director and screenwriter David Freyne. His feature debut, The Cured (2017), starring Sam Keeley and Elliot Page, was screened at festivals in Toronto, London and won Best Horror Film at Fantastic Fest. When writing the screenplay for Dating Amber, Freyne was inspired by her adolescence which makes the film largely autobiographical.