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La Cha Cha at Clones Film Festival

Friday 7.30pm The Courthouse - IRISH PREMIERE

La Cha Cha is a counterculture, romantic comedy about community, love and not going gentle into that good night. Set on the Gower Peninsula in Wales

LA CHA CHA is the ultimate feel-good film of 2021, at a time when everybody needs more music, laughter and connection in their lives.

Writer-director and former Flat Lake impresario Kevin Allen (Twin Town, Under Milk Wood), wrote and filmed La Cha Cha in Wales during lockdown, using the nooks and crannies of the 23-acre Mobile Film Studio location as inspiration. It was also ideal for the cast and crew to isolate for the duration of the production.

Bringing back together the entire cast of the cult classic Twin Town for this ‘companion piece’, adding a few young rising stars and some legendary Welsh cameos, the film weaves real musical performances through a number of scenes, combined with the original soundtrack by Mark Thomas and, of course, a few Cha Cha Chas.

Solti Buttering (Liam Hourican) is on a road trip to scatter his grandfather’s ashes. Finding everywhere closed, he stumbles across La Cha Cha, a holiday park with a community of retired characters, living off grid and having the time of their lives. He soon discovers that feisty owner Libby Rees (Ruby Ashbourne Serkis) and her brother Damien (Sonny Ashbourne Serkis) are struggling to keep the place, and community, going.  But they have a very unusual plan...

Created out of a bubble under lockdown conditions, La Cha Cha brings a classic Ealing vibe and a healthy helping of good old-fashioned silliness to the big screen at a time when we all can do with just that. A vibrant cast and a brilliant soundtrack fusing, among other things, Welsh male-voice choirs and, yes, the Cha Cha Cha, complete the experience.

Director Kevin Allen, composer Mark Thomas as well as lead actors Ruby Ashbourne Serkis and Liam Hourican will attend the screening and be available for a Q&A session afterwards

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