Cert: 16

Lies We Tell

Please note there will not be Open Captions on this screening as previously stated. Our apologies for an inconvenience caused.

Based on the novel Uncle Silas by Sheridan Le Fanu, this Gothic thriller set in 19th Century sees teenage Maud grieving the death of her father who has left her everything in his vast estate.

As a minor, Maud must live under the guardianship of her Uncle Silas, the family black sheep, until she comes of age.

Uncle Silas brings with him his son Edward - who sets his sights on Maud, his daughter Emily who wants to be her best friend and Emily’s mysterious and scheming French Governess. Things turn sinister and Maud becomes a prisoner in her own home, as Silas conspires to force her into marriage with his son, in a move to seize her fortune.

Director: Lisa Mulcahy

Cast: David Wilmot, Agnes O'Casey, Holly Sturton

‘This is a showcase of some truly fantastic acting from Agnes O'Casey and David Wilmot and thankfully Mulcahy’s confident direction is content to stand back and let them play. A thoroughly compelling and beautifully performed thriller that’s not afraid to have fun with the odd twist or two.’

– Bren Murphy, RTE

‘O’Casey’s delivery is sharp as a steak knife. It’s a delight to watch her verbally spar with Wilmot’s Silas, coyly jabbing at each other according to the rules of civility but growing more acrimonious as the stakes get higher.’

★★★★ Leslie Felperin, The Guardian
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