Life for 46-year-old Colm seems comfortable – he works on the Dublin docks and is happily married with two kids. But after his father’s death, his life spins off-balance and he starts seeing 19-year-old rent boy, Jay. Colm's secret life forces him to be withdrawn from his family but with Jay he’s open and emotionally raw. The sex and conversations provide a cathartic release for Colm, however, for Jay, who has a young child, it’s purely financial. How long can Colm keep continuing his reckless behaviour?
Premiering at the Venice Film Festival, Rialto, the second film from Peter Mackie Burns (Daphne, MIFF 2018), is a compelling story of a man whose life is coming apart at the seams. An honest and unflinching modern queer classic.
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Fri 13 Mar 2020