THAT THEY MAY FACE THE RISING SUN (Cert 15)

THAT THEY MAY FACE THE RISING SUN (Cert 15)

Tuesday, 4th June 2024 - 7:30pm

TICKETS: £5 (£3 Regal Film Society members/Students/ES40s, Friends of the Regal £4.50)

Dir Pat Collins UK/Ireland 2023 107 mins

Capturing a year in the life of a rural, lakeside community in 1980s Ireland, the award-winning film That They May Face The Rising Sun is a sensitive and beautifully realised adaptation of the last novel by John McGahern.

The film tells the story of Joe and Kate who return from London to live and work in a small,?close-knit community in rural Ireland, close to where Joe grew up. Joe is a writer and Kate is an artist and photographer who retains part ownership of a London gallery. Now embedded in a remote lakeside setting, the drama of a year in their lives and those of their neighbours unfolds through the rituals of work, play and the passing seasons.

Collins has crafted a delicate, meditative exploration of ritual, community bonds, and the question of how best to live. A quietly stunning adaptation of a book by a writer concerned with the ways Irish lives were changing and modernising in the 20th century, with gorgeous scenery filmed on the shore of Loch Na Fooey in County Galway.

Watch the trailer here: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=sHsLFFHKUr4

Guardian review: https://www.theguardian.com/film/2024/apr/22/that-they-may- face-the-rising-sun-review-poignant-rural-meditation-on-life-and-friendship

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