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Saturday, March 2 • 12:00 PM • T2

Dramatic Feature | East Coast Premiere | Debut Feature | Woman Director & Writer 

Former addict Leon loves his best friend Iver more than anything else in the world. Iver’s the reason he’s clean and romping about the place like an ADHD puppy. So when Iver gets a terminal diagnosis and decides to leave this earth early, Leon’s not about to let him go without a fight, even if that means forcing Iver to agree to one last day in Dublin, hoping to convince him to live.


Director: Claire Dix

Screenwriter: Ailbhe Keogan

Producer: Roisín Geraghty

Cast: Barry Ward, Liam Carney, Maureen Beattie, Erika Roe, Mark O’Halloran, Tony Doyle

Ireland, 2023, color, 95 min. NOT RATED.


Narrative Feature Jury Award - Austin Film Festival 2023


"Sunlight works in its own regard as a film that is enjoyable and heartwarming and does not operate merely as a vehicle for provoking contentious matters. It is fervent filmmaking at its finest with terrific lead performers and Irish cinema is all the more promising with professionals such as Claire Dix and Ailbhe Keogan creating the likes of Sunlight. "--Liam Hanlon, Film Ireland Magazine, June, 2023

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Claire Dix

Claire Dix is an award winning filmmaker working in both fiction and documentary film. Her first feature documentary BROKEN SONG premiered in 2013 at the Dublin International Film Festival and won both the Audience Award and the Michael Dwyer Discovery Award. Her short fiction films have won several national and international awards. Her first short FREE CHIPS FOREVER won Best Irish Short at Cork International Film Festival and went on to win several international awards. DOWNPOUR has won a total of eight international awards including Best Irish Short at Foyle Film Festival 2011. She has been nominated for an IFTA twice and was awarded a Zebbie from the Irish Playwrights and Screenwriter’s Guild. She made the short film TAKE ME SWIMMING in collaboration with writer Ailbhe Keogan and producer Roisin Geraghty. SUNLIGHT is her debut feature film.

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