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BEYOND THE FIRE

Director: Maeve Murphy

78 minutes| Ireland| Colour| Digibeta


This film screened 28th February 2010.

Ireland on Sunday, our monthly showcase for new Irish film.

Beyond the Fire is a feature film by London-based Irish filmmaker Maeve Murphy in which a former Catholic priest (Scot Williams), recently released from jail in Ireland, arrives in London and begins a tentative relationship with another damaged soul, rape victim Katie (Cara Seymour). Murphy spoke extensively to survivors of rape and religious and non-religious sexual abuse while writing the film, and handles themes of abuse, recovery and forgiveness with an un-histrionic sensitivity in this raw, low-budget drama. Winner of the Best Film (UK Feature) at the London Independent Film Festival.

Director Maeve Murphy will participate with one of those survivors,Colm O’Gorman (founder of One in Four) in a post-screening Q&A.

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