1996 Toronto International Film Festival
1996 Cinefest Sudbury International film festival
1996 HOF Germany
1996 Cork International Film Festival
1997 Sundance Film Festival - International section
1997 San Sebastian Film Festival - in competition
1997 Cherbourg-Octeville Festival of Irish and British films
1997 London Film Festival
Film and TV distribution worldwide.
In competition at festivals; Sundance, San Sebastian, Toronto and screened in festivals including London, Germany, France, New York, Minneapolis, Ireland. International release.
...a vibrant, gorgeously photographed tale of friendship, sex, music and laughter, from a lively new Irish talent, Trish McAdam…
Geoff Brown – The London Times
...McAdam displays a real gift for direction, exacting fine performances from her leads as well as a host of secondary characters. And her screenplay is a nuanced, playful and perceptive vision of fate and life’s ironies...
Geoffrey Gilmore – Sundance Film Festival
…Moxley’s (Gina Moxley as Kate) tender, understated portrayal of the betrayed friend is marvellously touching while Linehan (Rosaleen Linehan as Nora) delivers a show stopping performance as the cheery and hilarious mother...
Paddy Barrett – Screen International
...Snakes and Ladders is the most alive movie about today’s Dubliners and Dublin since The Commitments.
Ciaran Carty – Sunday Tribune
…a highly intelligent, extremely witty comedy, consistently grounded in a refreshing realism.
Joanne Hayden - Dublin Event Guide
...For the first time I saw something on the Irish screen that resembled my own experience.
Katy Hayes – Letter to the Irish Times.