Adjacent Meridian Point,
Róise & Frank (Ireland/PG//84mins)
Following on from the surprise but well-deserved critical and commercial success of Colm Bairéad’s beautiful An Cailín Ciúin comes another Irish-language offering that might just break on through.
A wry, crisp and dry comedy all about a still-mourning widow recognising her dearly departed husband in a dog who mysteriously shows up at her door, Róise & Frank will get you right in the feels.
But only if you’ve ever loved someone. Or owned a dog.
With the tagline reading, ‘He said he’d come back. He didn’t say how.’, Rachel Moriarty and Peter Murphy’s short and bittersweet offering has already wowed at this year’s Dublin Internaional Film Festival (where it picked up Best Ensemble) and the Galway Film Fleadh, and scored the Audience Award at both the Santa Barbara Film Festival and the Sonoma International Film Festival.
And to top it all, Donald Clarke from The Irish Times dubbing it ‘a genuinely delightful film’. Which is really saying something. Given that Donald’s a bit of a miserable git.
On our big screen Thursday, November 10th at 8pm, this might just be the feelwarm film of the year.