It’s been two years since Róise lost her husband Frank. Isolated in grief she has cut herself off from family and community. Then one day the arrival of a mysterious dog, who seems intent on connecting with Róise, heralds a huge change, but is it for the better? The dog loves hurling and steaks, has a favorite armchair and an aversion to their neighbor, Donncha. Róise quickly comes to the conclusion that this dog is her beloved Frank, reincarnated. While her son worries that his mother has lost her mind, the local community seem to embrace the idea of Frank’s return, especially as he coaches a shy local kid to become a star player and ensure success for the school team. Róise is happy once more but is there a real future for her with a dog-husband?
| Rósie and Frank | Closing Film
MAM’S OLD CHAIR | Sheena Walsh
A story about community, memories and the joy that can be garnered from a simple object. The chance find of an old chair highlights how locally sourced items can be recycled and reused for generations. TRAILER
AN IRISH GOODBYE | Tom Berkley, Ross White
A black comedy following the reunion of estranged brothers Turlough and Lorcan after the untimely death of their mother and Lorcan’s desire to complete her unfulfilled bucket list of wishes…all one-hundred of them. TRAILER
*Please Note: MAM’S OLD CHAIR and AN IRISH GOODBYE will also screen in the festival’s virtual Shorts A : Family First program.
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