That They May Face the Rising Sun | Reel Lives

That They May Face the Rising Sun | Reel LivesThat They May Face the Rising Sun | Reel Lives

Nerve Centre, 7-8 Magazine Street, Derry



£7 + booking fee

Run Times & Intervals

1hr 47mins

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Preview screening of acclaimed drama set in 1980's rural Ireland.

Joe (Barry Ward) and Kate Ruttledge (Anna Bederke) have returned from London to live and work among the small, close-knit community near to where Joe grew up. Now deeply embedded in life around the lake, the drama of a year in their lives and those of the memorable characters around them unfolds through the rituals of work, play and the passing seasons as this enclosed world becomes an everywhere.

Best Irish Film at 2024 Dublin International Film Festival.

“It feels like a true reflection of the community being documented in the 1980s with a restrained and subdued feel to it that lends it more power. The performances are superb and the visuals bring the Irish countryside to life in a way few films previously have.” Chris Connor, Flickering Myth.

2023. Ireland/UK. Director: Pat Collins. Cast: Barry Ward, Anna Bederke, Ruth McCabe. Duration: 1hr 47mins. Cert: TBC.

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