Doineann • CIFF 2022


Saturday, March 5 • 4:45 PM

Post-screening Q&A with screenwriter Aislinn Clarke

After the birth of their son, investigative TV reporter Tomas (Peter Coonan, THE ALIENIST) and his wife Siobhan (Clare Monnelly, MOONE BOY) relocate to a remote island off the northwest coast of Ireland. Tomas is called back to the mainland to take care of some urgent business, and upon his return to the island, his wife and son are nowhere to be found. In sheer panic, he connects with retired policewoman Labhaoise (award-winning Northern Irish actress Bríd Brennan, BROOKLYN, PEAKY BLINDERS), a whip-smart local who offers to lead the search party. But with a deadly storm approaching, the pair will have to race against the clock to solve the mysterious disappearance. This impressive feature debut by Damian McCann is scripted by fellow filmmaker Aislinn Clarke, who presented her striking horror film THE DEVIL'S DOORWAY at CIFF in 2019 and here crafts a deliciously twist-ridden and atmospheric Irish-language Celtic noir. 

Credits: DIR Damian McCann; SCR Aislinn Clarke; PROD Michael Hewitt, Diarmuid Lavery, Chris Myers. Ireland/UK, 2021, color, 95 min. In Irish with English subtitles. NOT RATED

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