Cert: PG

Róise and Frank

Róise, a woman still in mourning following the death of her husband Frank, is initially annoyed when a mysterious dog shows up at her door. But a series of eerie coincidences soon has Róise convinced that the dog is Frank, reincarnated. As this new canine companion helps Róise overcome her grief, ‘Frank the dog’ also proves an unlikely new friend for shy, hurling-loving local boy Maidhchi. But as Frank wins over the town, Róise’s neighbour Donncha has some sinister plans for the doggo…

Set in the scenic Ring Gaeltacht area in Co Waterford, Róise & Frank is a charming Irish-language film for the whole family: a comedy-drama that will elicit smiles, tears and plenty of laughs.

The Wexford Whale animation will be screened before Róise and Frank.


Director: Rachel Moriarty and Peter Murphy

Cast: Bríd Ní Neachtain, Cillian O'Gairbhi, Lorcan Cranitch, Ruadhán de Faoite


Festivals:

Dublin International Film Festival, 2022

Galway Film Fleadh, 2022

Awards:

Best Ensemble – Dublin International Film Festival DFCC Awards

Audience Award – Santa Barbara Film Festival / Sonoma International Film Festival

‘“Róise and Frank is a genuinely delightful film’

The Irish Times

‘A wonderful story of finding hope in the darkest of places’

Film Ireland

The Wexford Whale animation.

1 Dbegley Whale Back

The Wexford Whale animation directed by David Begley features drawings by David and pupils of Scoil Mhuire National School, Rosslare. The film’s evocative soundtrack was created by Ruah Pearson and includes a voice recording by Richard Sabin, principal curator of mammals at The Natural History Museum, London.

The film is based on the story of the 25 metre blue whale captured by Lifeboat pilot Ned Wickham outside Wexford harbour in March 1891. The skeleton of the whale hangs in The Natural History Museum, London.

Image © David Begley 2022

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