Garter Lane, Tuesday 17th January 2023, 7.30pm – 9pm
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…
Director: Rachel Moriarty and Peter Murphy
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.
Cast: Bríd Ní Neachtain, Cillian O’Gairbhi, Lorcan Cranitch, Ruadhán de Faoite
84 mins. Ireland. 2022. PG (IFCO rating)
Dublin International Film Festival, 2022 / Galway Film Fleadh, 2022
“Róise and Frank is a genuinely delightful film” – The Irish Times
“A wonderful story of finding hope in the darkest of places” – Film Ireland
Best Ensemble – Dublin International Film Festival DFCC Awards
Audience Award – Santa Barbara Film Festival / Sonoma International Film Festival
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Garter Lane Arts Centre, 22 O’Connell Street, Waterford X91 PWE1