Tue 05 July / Town Hall Theatre / 19:00

2021 / Ireland / 94 min/ Opening Film / Drama

12-year-old Mully has lost his mother and discovers his debt-ridden father stealing the charity money they’ve raised in her name. Grabbing the cash, Mully steals a taxi and is shocked to find a woman, Joy, in the back seat with a baby.
“Joyride is full of heart, with a story that eschews cynicism and is tenderly told. Colman embodies a complex and messy woman feeling around the outer edges of motherhood and Charlie Reid is an incredible new talent.” — WF

Joy, a straight-talking solicitor who didn’t expect to get pregnant, is struggling with motherhood and is planning to give her baby to a friend who will raise the child as her own. She joins Mully on a wild journey across Ireland, stealing cars, hitch-hiking, catching ferries and breaking police barricades. Mully’s father is in hot pursuit, and Joy is desperate to escape and leave her life behind.
These two outlaws gradually bond, discovering that both felt unloved by their parents, yet both have a lot of love to give. Together, they find a happier way to journey through life – and find love in each other.

World Premiere

Followed by Q&A with cast and crew.

Director: Emer Reynolds
Writer: Ailbhe Keoghan
Producers: Aoife O’Sullivan & Tristan Orpen Lynch
Cast: Olivia Colman, Charlie Reid & Lochlann Ó Mearáin

Principal funder