Fri 14 July | 18:00 | Pálás Screen 3

2023 | Ireland, UK | 86’ | Documentary

An intimate tale of secrets and lies, family and ethnicity and one young man’s odyssey from America to Russia, searching for his birth mother. Irish filmmaker Sam Jones, in his first feature documentary follows US citizen Gabe, trying to trace the mother he and his sister were taken from in childhood when they were adopted into America. Gabe arrives in Russia high on expectation. He wants to know who he is and the truth about his childhood. What he finds is not the loving parent he hoped for.

World Premiere | Post Show discussion will follow

Director: Sam Jones
Writer: Michael Beattie
Producers: Nuala Cunningham, Ciaran O’Connor

Principal funder