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Patrick’s Day

Director: Terry McMahon


Boasting an array of festival accolades (including Audience Awards at the Galway and Cork Film Festivals), Terry McMahon’s second feature bursts confidently onto the screen. Patrick (Moe Dunford) is a warm, open, 26-year-old with schizophrenia. His life is regulated through medication and by his obsessively devoted mother, Maura (Kerry Fox). When he loses his virginity and falls in love with a suicidal air-hostess (Catherine Walker) his life is transformed. But, blind to his need for adult intimacy and convinced that the relationship is wholly destructive, Maura does her best to separate them.

Presenting a bold and unapologetic portrait of mental breakdown and family dysfunction, Patrick’s Day is guaranteed to provoke valuable discussion about the nature of psychiatric illness. (Notes by Sunniva O’Flynn)

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