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RUN & JUMP

Director: STEPH GREEN

102 minutes, Ireland-Germany, 2013, Colour, D-Cinema


This film closes on Thursday, May 15th.

Connor (Edward MacLiam) was a skilled carpenter and loving family man before a stroke derailed his life. Returning home from the hospital where he has spent time recovering from a coma, his spirited wife Venetia (Maxine Peake), their teenage son and young daughter are re-adjusting to life with the changed man, while also having to accommodate Ted Fielding (Will Forte), an American medical researcher who has become the family’s house guest in order to record Connor’s progress.

As Connor struggles with his recuperation, the initially standoffish Ted becomes entwined in the family’s crises, and increasingly drawn to Venetia. Steph Green’s debut has been lauded on the international festival circuit, and was celebrated as the Best Irish Feature at the Galway Film Fleadh last year. It is a sincere and affecting work with strong performances throughout, most notably from Maxine Peake as the stoic Irish mammy at the centre of the unfolding drama. (Notes By Michael Hayden.)

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