1hr 51mins

This gorgeously gentle, quietly stunning ode to the beauty of rural Irish living is a graceful adaptation of John McGahern's novel, charting the changing of the seasons for a writer and artist couple (Barry Ward and Anna Bederke), who leave their hectic London life to embrace the enriching Irish countryside of his youth.

The 11:00 screening on Wed 22nd May is a Silver Screen event.

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Pat Collins
Strong language

Capturing a year in the life of a rural, lakeside community in late 1970s Ireland, That They May Face The Rising Sun is a sensitive and beautifully realised adaptation of the last novel by John McGahern. Joe (Barry Ward) and Kate (Anna Bederke) have returned from London to live and work in a small, close-knit community in rural Ireland, close to where Joe grew up. He’s a writer, she’s an artist who retains part ownership of a London gallery. Now embedded in a remote lakeside setting, the drama of a year in their lives and those of their neighbours unfolds through the rituals of work, play and the passing seasons.

A delicate, meditative exploration of ritual, community bonds, and the question of how best to live, That They May Face The Rising Sun is a gorgeously evocative and reverently bucolic literary adaptation from director Pat Collins (Song of Granite).

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Thu 30 May