Award winning director Clair Dix’s feature ‘Sunlight’, and short, ‘Take me Swimming’ to screen at Fastnet in May, followed by a Q&A

‘Sunlight’ was written by Ailbhe Keogan (Joyride, Run and Jump) who previously worked with Clair on her short film ‘Take me Swimming’. Both the short and feature star Barry Ward (Extra Ordinary & Dating Amber). Also in leading roles are Liam Carney (Braveheart & The Commitments) and Maureen Beattie (Outlander & Doctor Who).

Described as “an emotional, uplifting heart warmer”, Sunlight follows former addict Leon (Ward), who loves his best friend Iver (Carney) more than anything else in the world. Iver is the reason he’s alive and clean, so when Iver gets a terminal diagnosis and wants to die, Leon’s not about to let him go without a fight, even if it means being a royal pain in the arse. He forces Iver to agree to one last day in Dublin. The outcome knocks both of them off course: some things are so wrong they’re right…

"The day I don't know who you are, promise to take me swimming a melancholic promise between a husband and his wife as her Alzheimers disease progresses.
When Thady (Barry Ward) returns home for a funeral, he is shocked by his mother's decline, gone is the eloquent artist of the past and now here is a woman who spends her days in a local care center. When he finds the crumpled promise in the pocket of an old dressing gown, the rest of his visit is spent bitterly resenting his mother's condition and his father's stoic acceptance. It's only when his mother goes missing that he begins to understand how their love transcends her condition.

Twice IFTA-nominated director Clair Dix’s debut feature-length documentary Broken Song, won the Audience Award at the Dublin International Film Festival in 2013, and in more recent times, her shorts have garnered many awards on the international festival circuit.

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