Irish Film Institute -ROTTING IN THE SUN


Director: Sebastián Silva

109 mins, USA-Mexico, 2023, Digital, Subtitled

Writer-director Sebastián Silva’s Sundance hit Rotting in the Sun is a darkly funny and refreshingly audacious meta-comedy that skewers the business of filmmaking and our self-obsessed culture. While unwinding at a Mexican gay beach town, depressed director Sebastián Silva meets gregarious Instagram influencer Jordan Firstman (both playing versions of themselves), and Sebastián reluctantly agrees to collaborate on an upcoming project. But when Jordan arrives back in Mexico City, Sebastián is nowhere to be found. Jordan dances, sleeps, and snorts his way through the city as he embarks on a quasi-detective journey to get to the bottom of Sebastián’s disappearance.

Notes by David O’Mahony

This screening will be followed by a recorded Q&A with Sebastián Silva and Jordan Firstman.

This film contains flickering or flashing lights that may affect those with photosensitive epilepsy.

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