PREVIEW: The Bright Side (15 TBC)

WHO’S IN IT?

Gemma-Leah Devereux (Judy), Siobhán Cullen (The Randomer), Karen Egan (The Turning), Barbara Brennan (A Date for Mad Mary), Derbhle Crotty (Notes on a Scandal), Tom Vaughan-Lawlor (Rialto), Kevin McGahern (Flat Lake), Claire O’Donovan (film debut), Elizabeth Moynihan (48 Angels)

WHO’S BEHIND THE CAMERA?

Ruth Meehan (One in Six), director, writer; Jean Pasley (How About You…), writer; Tony Deegan (film debut), producer; Stephen Rennicks (Room), composer; JJ Rolfe (Dublin in Pieces), cinematographer; Colin Campbell (The Hole in the Ground), editor

WHAT’S IT ABOUT?

Kate McLaughlin (Devereux) is a world-weary comedienne whose deeply morbid hopes for an end to her miserable existence are answered when she is diagnosed with breast cancer. After begrudgingly agreeing to undergo chemotherapy, she ends up befriending four other cancer-stricken women from all walks of life, who help her to finally open up her heart…

IN ONE SENTENCE, WHY SHOULD YOU BE EXCITED?

This provocative, but lightly funny, comedy-drama is based on Anne Gildea’s best-selling memoir I’ve Got Cancer, What’s Your Excuse?, and achieves the difficult task of staying humorous even when dealing with severe issues like terminal illness.

WHEN’S IT OUT?

FRIDAY 20TH AUGUST 2021

WHERE CAN I FIND IT?

IN CINEMAS NATIONWIDE

 

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