86 minutes| Ireland| 2009| Colour| Dolby Stereo| Digital

This film was released 5th February 2010, and is no longer screening.

Director Margaret Corkery will be in conversation at the IFI on Feb 11th, 6.30. Free but ticketed.

Already a success on the international festival circuit and nominated for a number of forthcoming IFTA awards, Eamonis a clever and imaginative first feature by writer-director Margaret Corkery. It’s a sharply focused, darkly comic oedipal tale about a six-year-old needy kid with ‘behavioural problems’. Clinging to his mother (Amy Kirwan) to the point of sharing her bed, Eamon (Robert Donnelly) sidelines his father (Darren Healy), who’s sexually frustrated from being confined to sleeping in the spare room.

Far from resolving the tensions between the family members, a holiday trip to a Wicklow seaside resort brings all their conflicts out into the open. Employing crisp images, colourful production design and some very droll observations on Irish family life, Corkery manoeuvres her excellent cast through a comic drama that reaches beyond realism to engage, playfully and entertainingly, with some provocative ideas. Notes by Peter Walsh

Presented in association with Bord Scannan na hEireann/Irish Film Board.

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