The Flats

DIRECTOR: Alessandra Celesia
90 minutes | FRance, belgium, republic of ireland, united kingdom

Belfast, 2022. In a small Catholic area, Joe, Jolene and the locals live their chaotic lives on the sidelines of Northern Irish society, while Brexit, Covid, the election of Sinn Fein and the Queen’s death restart the memories of the Troubles


Production: Films de Force Majeure, Thank You & Good Night productions, Planet Korda Pictures, Dumbworld

Release: Coming soon



Eurimages, Région Sud (dev. & prod.), Screen Ireland, CNC FAI, Centre du Cinéma et de l’Audiovisuel de la Fédération Wallonie-Bruxelles, MEDIA/Creative Europe, BFI Doc Society, RTBF, Northern Ireland Screen, Scam (Brouillon d’un rêve)

This project was selected at
Doc Market – Belfast film Festival (2019 – Northen Ireland), Pitching du réel – Visions du Réel (2019 – Nyon, Switzerland), Doc Corner Prize, Film Market – Cannes Festival (2019 – France), HEAD Prize – Geneva post-production (2019 – Switzerland)



Written and directed by Alessandra Celesia
Director of photography François Chambe
Sound engineer Quentin Jacques
Production manager Jérôme Nunes
Postproduction coordinator Nora Bertone
Producers Jean-Laurent Csinidis, Geneviève De Bauw, Jeremiah Cullinane, John McIlduff

Technical sheet

Son 5.1, stereo
Length 90 minutes
Original language English