That They May Face The Rising Sun


Irland, Großbritannien 2023
Sprache(OF): englisch
Regie: Pat Collins
Drehbuch: Eamon Little, Pat Collins
Darsteller: Anna Bederke, Barry Ward, Ruth McCabe
111 min

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Ïrish Film Berlin - Festival 2024

An adaptation of the final novel from John McGahern, one of Ireland’s greatest writers, That They May Face The Rising Sun is a lyrical celebration of the everyday. Joe (Barry Ward) and Kate Ruttledge (Anna Bederke) have returned from London to live and work among a small lakeside community near to where Joe grew up. Now deeply embedded in the life around the lake, the drama of a year in their lives and those of the memorable characters that move about them unfolds through the rituals of work, play and the passing seasons.

In passages of great beauty and truth, Pat Collins, in his second feature film following several acclaimed documentaries, sensitively interprets McGahern’s work, drawing out the novel’s deceptive simplicity, and transforming an enclosed world into an everywhere.

Winner of the Best Film at the 2024 Irish Film & Television Awards.

A brand-new Irish film festival has been announced for Berlin.
Irish Film Berlin will be an exciting showcase of Irish screen creativity taking place on 24, 25 and 26 May at Berlin´s arthouse cinema, ACUDkino.
Festival days in May with a specially curated programme of contemporary Irish films –shorts, features, live-action, documentaries and animation films.
Irish Film Berlin will bring a group of Irish filmmakers to Berlin - to showcase their films in a specially-curated festival. The curator of the festival is OFFline Film Festival. OFFline - based in Birr in the heartlands of Ireland – has been bringing cultural cinema to Irish audiences since 2010.