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SUNLIGHT

Director: CLAIRE DIX

91 mins, Ireland, 2023, Digital

Former addict Leon (Barry Ward) is indebted to Iver (Liam Carney), his friend who helped him back from the edge. Now the tables have turned; Leon is clean and bursting with unbridled energy while Iver is at death’s door. Diagnosed with a terminal illness, he has invited Maria (Maureen Beattie), a Scottish death doula, to help him with an early exit. Leon is having none of it and forces Iver to agree to one last day out in Dublin visiting his favourite people and places, hoping to convince him to live. Ward and Carney create warmly complementary characters in this refreshing film about male friendship, which reunites writer Ailbhe Keogan and Claire Dix (in her debut feature).

Infused with the humour and sights and sounds of Dublin, this is a joyous offering underpinned by hefty questions of life and death.

Preview screening on Tuesday, June 13th (18.30).

Notes by Sunniva O’Flynn.

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