A revealing and moving insight into the life and creative impulse of one of Ireland’s foremost actors. Blending home movie films and contemporary footage, director Pat Collins’ craft engages fully with Byrne’s openness and generosity. The result grants the viewer a rare insight into Byrne’s private world. We observe him in New York city, in his home in Brooklyn; in Dublin, the city of his birth; and in behind-the-scenes footage on the set of the HBO series In Treatment which was shot in Los Angeles. However, it is the quiet ruminative moments where Byrne shines best, as he speaks with an unflinching honesty and intimacy about the events which have shaped his life.
Director Pat Collins will introduce the film.