This film screened 15th March 2016.
Eminent filmmaker John Boorman will present his doppelgänger drama, which stars Brendan Gleeson as property tycoon Liam O’Leary. At the top of his game in prosperous Ireland, O’Leary is propelled into a downward spiral by the reappearance of his impoverished brother.
Boorman is scathing in his illustration of the darker side of boom-time Ireland. The discussion will consider some of the criticism levied at the film on release, and consider its effectiveness as something of a modern-day parable.
This event is taking place as part of the IFI Evening Course: Altered State (Tuesdays, Feb 23rd – Mar 29th 2016). Full course price: €70 (€65 concessions), including tea/coffee. Please book your place by calling Sharon Corrigan on 01 679 5744 or emailing firstname.lastname@example.org (individual tickets for films on this course are not available.)