That They May Face The Rising Sun
12A107 min

Director: Pat Collins Starring:Barry Ward, Ruth McCabe, Lalor Roddy, Sean McGinley, Anna Bederke Released:Thu 30 May 2024


Capturing a year in the life of a rural, lakeside community in Ireland in the 1970’s, That They May Face The Rising Sun is an adaptation of the final novel from John McGahern, one of Ireland’s greatest novelists. 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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