Redemption of a Rogue
Winner of Best Irish Film and Best Irish First Feature at the 2020 Galway Film Fleadh
- Sun 26 Mar 2023
- Len Lye Cinema
- Rating: R16
- o Face coverings optional
- General $15
- Concession $10 for seniors, students, gallery friends and community service card holders (with valid ID)
- Booking recommended
- As there is no allocated seating doors open 15 minutes before screenings, please come early to avoid disappointment
- To minimise disruption no admittance to cinema 10 minutes after session starts
- Hearing loop provided for the hearing impaired
- Wheelchair spaces available. Free entry for a companion to assist an audience member who has a disability. Companion seat is automatically allocated when a wheelchair space is booked
A bible, black comedy about a prodigal son returning to his hometown to seek salvation for his sins.
Jimmy is a nihilist with a hilariously bleak view on life. He carries a leather, black doctor’s bag around with him containing the rope he plans to hang himself with. A sticker on the bag reads ‘He is Risen’. Jimmy is filled with guilt and shame and has let his inner demons take over. Jimmy returns home to the cold austere beauty of West Cavan to say goodbye.
At home his brother, Damien, has been stuck looking after their sick father for seven years. He is consumed with bitterness and self-righteousness at Jimmy’s disappearance. As soon as Jimmy visits his ailing father, he dies. The second his father breaths his last, the thunder rumbles and the rain starts to pour. And there is a condition in the will... that his father cannot be buried on a wet day. Jimmy is stuck in his hometown until the rain stops.
"Doherty displays winning confidence, visual imagination and stylistic bravura as he elevates a witty but foul-mouthed village comedy into something more provocative and universal." - Variety
“There is something of a Nick Cave song about Redemption of a Rogue. A man comes to town. He comes shouldering trouble. The rain it raineth daily.” – Irish Times
"Doherty has shaped a unique and exhilarating work that is one of the most accomplished Irish films in recent years." - Film Ireland
IR | 2022 | Comedy/Drama | 93 min | Dir. Philip Doherty