Closing Night Gala: That They May Face The Rising Sun


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.  

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  • INFO:Sat 2 Mar / The Lighthouse Cinema / 19:30 / 1hr 47min
  • DIRECTOR:Pat Collins
  • COUNTRY:Ireland
  • WRITER:Eamon Little, Pat Collins
  • CAST:Anna Bederke, Barry Ward, Lalor Roddy, Phillip Dolan, Ruth McCabe, Sean McGinley