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Scannán – Róise & Frank
Following the huge success of the ICC’s film season ‘Scannán 2022, we are delighted to present a second season of films in the Irish Language – ‘Scannán 2023 will include screenings of the feature films Roise & Frank, ‘Cre na Cille’ and ‘Foscadh. Before each of these features, there will be screenings of an Irish Language short film and following each of the screenings there will be ‘Directors Cuts’ & Q&A’s
Writers – Directors: Racheal Moriarty & Peter Murphy
Length 90 mins, Ireland, 2022, Subtitled. F-Rated
ICC is delighted to open this year’s ‘Scannán season with Rachael Moriarty and Peter Murphy’s Irish language film, which is full of the joy of life and Irish community spirit. Rósie & Frank has been a huge hit on the film festival circuit, winning numerous awards including ‘The Audience Awards’ at both the Sant Barbara and Sonoma Film Festivals. Following the film there will be a live Q&A with half one of the writer/directors team, Rachael Moriarty.
The acclaimed Irish actress Bríd Ní Neachtain (‘The Banshees of Inisherin’), stars as the recently widowed Róise, who believes that a stray dog embodies the spirit of her late husband Frank. Isolated since his death two years ago, the appearance of the dog shakes her out of herself. Ignoring her son’s and others’ protests, a rejuvenated Róise goes all out to indulge the dog’s love of hurling, steak, and a favourite chair, while starting to believe in reincarnation. This is a warm-hearted, witty and uplifting tale of finding hope in the darkest of places.
Followed by Q&A with Writer Director Rachael Moriarty
Rosie & Frank will be preceded by a screening of the Irish Language Short Film
Written, Directed, Produced by Tristan Heanue
Length 12mins: Ireland. 2019. Subtitled
In this beautiful short film, set in rural Ireland, a couple collect their teenage daughter from hospital, but on the journey home no one seems to want to talk about her reasons for being there.
Directed by the award-winning filmmaker and actor from Connemara Tristan Heanue, , ‘Ciúnas’ has won over 15 awards including the ‘Grand Prix Irish Short’, the Irish Screen America ‘Rising Star’ and an IFTA nomination for Best Short Film. Tristan’s other award winning short films include “Today” “A Break In The Clouds’ and ‘Harvest’. He is currently working on his debut full length feature film.