Access Cinema presents Redemption of a Rogue
Prodigal son Jimmy Cullen returns home to make peace with his dying father. Within moments of Jimmy’s arrival, the old man breathes his last and the heavens open. All that remains is to organise the funeral, except his father’s will stipulates he cannot be buried on a wet day, and it doesn’t look like it’s going to stop raining …
★ ★ ★ ★ “Black humour interspersed with mad visions flesh out the dark themes. … Here is a film clawed up from the damp soil and smeared imaginatively across the screen.”– Donald Clarke, The Irish Times
★ ★ ★ ★ “The humour is coal-black, certainly, and not only irreverent but sacrilegious.” – Declan Burke, The Examiner
Winner of both the Best Irish First Feature and Best Irish Film awards at the 2020 Galway Film Fleadh, this film debut from award-winning playwright Philip Doherty paints a darkly comic and surreal picture of small-town life in rural Ireland.
Director: Philip Doherty
Cast: Aaron Monaghan, Aisling O’Mara, Kieran Roche
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