Ireland on Sunday is the Irish Film Institutes monthly showcase for new Irish film. This month’s showcase will feature Irish director Kevin Liddy’s newest short The Suffering Kind, on September 14th at 1pm. The event will also screen his short, Horse, with the director partaking in a Q&A session after the films.
The Suffering Kind sees the multi-award-winning director Kevin Liddy move away from the stark Irish countryside which defined his earlier films (Horse, Soldier’s Song and Country) to an urban setting in upstate New York. Filmed by Oscar-nominated Declan Quinn, this intimate drama about an inner city priest and a sanitation worker trying to maintain his sobriety, is about the power of delusion and the longings that haunt us.
Kevin’s first cinema short, Horse, is a muscular, poetic evocation of 1960s rural Ireland about a father’s inability to communicate with his young son, magnificently photographed by Donal Gilligan.
Tickets for Ireland on Sunday are available now from the IFI Box-office and online.