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Trailer: Amazon starts Dating Amber this June

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Amazon Prime Video is releasing Dating Amber this June, and a new trailer gives us a first look at the Irish coming-of-age comedy.

Written and directed by David Freyne (The Cured), the film follows best friends Eddie and Amber, who decide to embark on a fake relationship to avoid questions about their sexuality.

Set-in Ireland during the mid-90s, Eddie (Fionn O’Shea) and Amber (Lola Petticrew) 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 realises that a perilous future awaits her best friend unless she intervenes.

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, the film also stars Sharon Horgan (Catastrophe), Barry Ward (Jimmy’s Hall) and Simone Kirby (Artemis Fowl).

Writer and director David Freyne comments: “Dating Amber is as personal a film as I will ever make. It’s my love letter to my home and for all those kids who needed to escape to be themselves. And at its heart are two extraordinary young stars, Fionn O’Shea and Lola Petticrew. I’m so excited to share it on Amazon Prime Video, to bring some laughter in these uncertain times and for everyone to fall in love with Eddie and Amber.”

Funded by Screen Ireland and the Broadcasting Authority of Ireland, the film is being distributed by Wildcard Distribution, which aims to screen it in cinemas when they re-open this year. Until then, you can stream the movie on Amazon Prime Video in the UK and Ireland from 4th June. Here’s the video:

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