It has been announced that the new Irish horror film Citadel will be released in cinemas next month.

Winner of Best First Feature at the Galway Film Fleadh and the Midnighters Audience Award at the SXSW festival in the US, Citadel will be released in Irish cinemas on Friday June 14.

Written and directed by Ciarán Foy, and starring Aneurin Barnard, James Cosmo, Amy Shiels, Ingrid Craigie, Wunmi Mosaku and Jake Wilson, Citadel tells the story of a young father with chronic agoraphobia who sets out to learn the truth about the gang of feral children who attacked his wife and the place he fears most – "the abandoned tower block known as the Citadel".

Director Foy said: "It's really great that my debut feature film Citadel is finally being released in Ireland, particularly in Dublin, the city that in many ways gave birth to the story.

"This comes after the film has literally travelled around the globe and the response it has received has been amazingly positive. It received a theatrical release in the US last November and is doing really well on DVD and digital platforms over there."

Foy added: "All the same, there's a sense of satisfying completion about showing it on home ground and I can't wait for audiences to experience the terror."

Patrick O'Neill of the movie's distributors Wildcard Distribution added: "Ciarán Foy's Citadel is a unique film from a visionary new Irish directing talent that has been exciting, shocking, and terrifying audiences worldwide. I'm really looking forward to Irish audiences getting the opportunity to see this brilliant horror film."