Irish Film Institute -PATRICK’S DAY + Q&A



80 minutes, Ireland, 2014, Colour, D-cinema

We are delighted to welcome special guests director Terry McMahon, psychiatrist Prof. Ivor Browne, and cast members Moe Dunford, Catherine Walker, and Philip Jackson to take part in a Q&A session following the opening night screening at 18.30 on February 6th. TV3’s Elaine Crowley will be the host for the event.

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)

Patrick’s Day opens on February 6th – for more screenings and times, please visit our website or call IFI Box Office on 01-6793477.

Don’t forget we now schedule weekly.

jaw-droppingly good’ ★★★★★

★★★★★  ★★★★ The Irish Times

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