Director: Rachael Moriarty, Peter Murphy

90 mins, Ireland, 2022, Digital, Subtitled

Bríd Ní Neachtain stars as the recently widowed Róise, who believes that a stray dog embodies the spirit of her late hurling-loving husband Frank.  Isolated since his death two years ago, the appearance of the dog shakes her out of herself. Ignoring her son’s and others’s protests, a rejuvenated Róise goes all out to indulge the dog’s love of hurling, steak, and a favourite chair, while starting to believe in reincarnation.

This is a warm-hearted, witty and uplifting tale of shaggy dogs, a grieving widow, and finding hope in the darkest of places.

Notes by Alicia McGivern

Preview Screening: Róise & Frank opens at the IFI from Friday, September 15th.

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