Róise & Frank

Mo Ghrá Buan

Wed 06 July / Town Hall Theatre / 18:00

2022 / Ireland / 90 min / Drama

It’s been two years since Róise lost her husband Frank. Isolated by grief, she has cut herself off from family and the village community. The arrival of a mysterious dog, who seems intent on connecting with her, heralds a huge change, but is it for the better? The dog loves hurling and steaks, has a favourite armchair in Rósie’s house, and an aversion to her neighbour, Donncha.
“A retro country-comfort homespun watch […] From small films like Roise & Frank, bigger movements can emerge.” — Screen Daily

After some time, Róise comes to the conclusion that this dog is the reincarnation of her beloved late-husband, Frank. While her son worries that his mother has lost her mind, the local community seem to embrace the idea of Frank’s return, especially as he coaches a shy local kid to become a star player, ensuring success for the school team. Róise is happy once more, but is there a real future for her with a dog-husband?

Followed by Q&A with directors Rachael Moriarty & Peter Murphy.

Directors: Rachael Moriarty & Peter Murphy
Writers: Peter Murphy & Rachael Moriarty
Producer: Cúán Mac Conghail
Cast: Bríd Ní Neachtain, Cillian Ó Gairbhí, Lorcan Cranitch, Ruadhán de Faoite, Michelle Beamish, Claire O’Connor, Peadar Cox & Deaglán de Paor

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