Happy Birthday to Me (1998)

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The film is about a lonely woman whose 35th birthday falls on April Fool’s Day. She is expecting friends for dinner but they don’t show up.

She is pushed to the limit as she tries to get someone to realize it’s her special day. Her friends are busy and the neighborhood kids make fun of her.

  • Short film, set in Ireland.
  • The film was nominated for a Palme d’Or at the 1998 Cannes Film Festival.
  • Screened at the 10th Galway Film Fleadh, 7-12 July 1998.
Kenny, the neighbor
Angela Burke, Jessy Sheerin
Martin Mahon
Martin Mahon, Aine Maguire
Production Company: 
Hill 16 Films
Additional Cast:
Joan Sheehy
Aired on RTE’ on 23 September 1998. Available to watch