The Outrun | Saoirse Ronan’s new drama set for September release

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Saoirse Ronan and Paapa Essiedu star in Nora Fingscheidt’s The Outrun which is heading to cinemas in September.

Two years ago, we reported that Saoirse Ronan was due to star in The Outrun, Nora Fingscheidt’s drama based on Amy Liptrot’s memoir. This was before Ronan featured on not one, but two of our magazine covers with her films See How They Run and Foe.

Well, after a long wait, The Outrun is now almost upon us! Studio Canal have today announced that the film is heading to UK and Irish cinemas 27 September. 

The Outrun had its world premiere at Sundance Film Festival and later screened at Berlin International Film Festival to much acclaim. Studio Canal described the film as “a searingly honest drama about addiction, survival and the power of nature to restore life and renew hope, set in the wild northern Orkney islands.”

Here’s a proper, official synopsis: After a decade away in London, 29-year-old Rona (Saoirse Ronan) returns home to the Orkney Islands.Sober but lonely, she tries to suppress her memory of the events which set her on this journey of recovery.Slowly the beauty and lore of the land enters her inner world and – one day at a time – Rona finds hope and strength in herself among the heavy gales and the bracingly cold sea.

Paapa Essiedu, Stephen Dillane and Saskia Reeves also star in the film. Fingscheidt and Liptrot have written the script together. You can also spy a new still from the film under the headline of this article. 

No trailer for this one yet, but we’ll keep our eyes peeled for one.

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