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Ballarat Film Society – Redemption of a Rogue

December 14 @ 7:30 pm - 9:00 pm

Ireland, 2020, 95 min. Written and Directed by Philip Doherty
Deadpan Dark Irish Comedy

To see out the year 2023, we turn to a pitch-black, irreverent comedy about a troubled young man returning to his fictional Irish hometown of Ballylough, in the real County Cavan. A despairing prodigal son seeking redemption for his sins, he arrives just before his father dies, leaving instructions that his burial cannot take place in the rain – and so begins a 40 days and 40 nights continual “raining curse.” Peppered with biblical references, and highly irreverent, this indie style film has been described by reviewers as “A surreal, deadpan, stylised gem” (with a brilliant sound-track) IMDB. Writer-director Philip Doherty has a theatrical background, and has created a kind of blues opera with on-screen musical artists providing songs that move the film along. Stars: Aaron Monaghan, Aisling O’Mara and Kieran Roche.

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December 14
7:30 pm - 9:00 pm
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BMI – Minerva Space
117-119 Sturt Street
Ballarat Central, VIC 3350
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