Ballroom of Romance, The

Director: Pat O'Connor

Ireland| 1982. Colour. 65 min.

Adapted from a William Trevor short story by the author and directed by Pat O’Connor, this moving and funny drama explores the bleak reality of life in rural 1950s Ireland via the microcosmic ‘Ballroom of Romance’. For many country inhabitants ballrooms represented a temporary escape from the monotony and isolation of everyday life. However, often they also cruelly emphasised the despair and frustration experienced within many rural communities. With remarkable performances from an ensemble cast that includes Brenda Fricker, Cyril Cusack and Niall Toibin, this sensitive piece won the Silver Drama Award in New York and a BAFTA for best single play.
We are delighted that director Pat O’Connor and producer Kenneth Trodd will attend this screening. Please note that admission to the screening and a wine reception will be €15.

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