That They May Face The Rising Sun / Now in Cinemas

"The best Irish film in a very long time." - Irish Times

Now in cinemas nationwide, and recently awarded Best Film at the recent 2024 IFTA Awards. A stunning piece, beautifully cast by Maureen Hughes with the help of Fishpond. Congratulations to all.

"Capturing a year in the life of a rural, lakeside community in Ireland in the 1970’s, acclaimed Irish director Pat Collin’s new film THAT THEY MAY FACE THE RISING SUN is an adaptation of the final novel from John McGahern, one of Ireland’s greatest novelists.

The film stars Barry Ward and Anna Bederke in the lead roles. Lalor Roddy Sean McGinley Ruth McCabe and first-time actor Phillip Dolan make up the rich cast of supporting characters.

Joe and Kate Ruttledge have returned from London to live and work among the small, close-knit community near to where Joe grew up. Now deeply embedded in life around the lake, the drama of a year in their lives and those of the memorable characters around them unfolds through the rituals of work, play and the passing seasons as this enclosed world becomes an everywhere."

This one truly deserves to be watched on the big screen, so if you're planning a cinema trip soon, you'll be choosing wisely.

Watch the trailer here.

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