The new Neil Jordan film Greta and Carmel Winters' Float Like a Butterfly have been added to the Irish line-up at the Toronto International Film Festival and will receive their world premieres at the Canadian showcase next month.
Jordan's thriller Greta stars Chloë Grace Moretz, Isabelle Huppert, Maika Monroe and Jordan's longtime collaborator, Stephen Rea, with Dublin doubling-up for New York.
"There was something intriguing about the original screenplay when I read it because it was almost entirely amongst three women," said the director.
"It's a story about possession: an almost romantic obsession that refuses to let go. The fact that the obsessional elements of the story are motivated by a woman appealed to me and that no males played a significant part in the story was intriguing."
Float Like a Butterfly director Carmel Winters said she was "tremendously proud" that her West Cork-made film, starring young Irish actress Hazel Doupe, "will fly the flag in Toronto".
"It's a film about a girl's fight for the right to be the greatest she can be, just like her hero, Muhammad Ali," explained Winters.
"It was an epic battle to get it financed so it's a real triumph to have it premiere at such a prestigious festival. Let's hope it's a knockout success!"
The Toronto International Film Festival runs from September 6 to 16.