Monday 20th May – 7.30pm

That They May Face the Rising Sun(15)

2023 UK Dir. Pat Collins

Capturing a year in the life of a rural, lakeside community in 1980s Ireland, in a sensitive and beautifully realised adaptation of the last novel by John McGahern. Joe and Kate have returned from London to live and work in a small, close-knit community in rural Ireland, close to where Joe grew up. He’s a writer, she’s an artist and photographer who retains part ownership of a London gallery. Now embedded in a remote lakeside setting, the drama of a year in their lives and those of their neighbours unfolds through the rituals of work, play and the passing seasons. A quietly stunning adaptation of a book by a writer concerned with the ways Irish lives were changing and modernising in the 20th century, it features gorgeous scenery filmed on the shore of Loch Na Fooey in County Galway.

Film notes (paper copies available at the screening)

Tickets are £5 (£1 students and children), available on the door, or you can book in advance with the Buxton Opera House box office