FIPRESCI Prize, Discovery Program - Toronto International Film Festival
Special Presentation
Float Like a Butterfly
Float Like a Butterfly is a powerful and timely story of a girl’s fight for freedom and belonging. 15-year-old Frances (Hazel Doupe) has to fight for the right to fight back. Raised in roadside camps in rural Ireland, Frances wants to champion her people inside the boxing ring and out, like her idol Muhammad Ali. But society is determined to break her spirit and destroy her way of life. But Frances was not born to be broken. In the mother of all fights, she must dig deep to find in herself the Champion her father once knew her to be.

Director:  Carmel Winters
Writer:  Carmel Winters
Producers:  Martina Niland, David Collins
Cast:  Hazel Doupe, Dara Devaney, Johnny Collins, Hilda Fay, Lalor Roddy
Cinematographer:  Michael Lavelle
Editor: Julian Ulrichs
Country:  Ireland
Language:  English
Runtime:  101 minutes