Playwright Ed Smith (Matthew O’Brien) has fallen far from the heights of his early success on the Dublin stage. When he receives word of a family bereavement he travels home to Mayo to attend the funeral and reconnect with family and friends. As the past is dredged up – with friendships re-ignited and romances re-kindled – Ed is forced to confront his present – and to question the value of his work and the authenticity of his voice.
This debut feature from writer/director Kevin Henry, shot on the streets of Dublin and in the stunning landscapes of county Mayo, is an assured reflection on art and friendship.
Notes by Sunniva O’Flynn