A Prayer Before Dawn

Directed by Jean-Stephane Sauvaire
  • France
  • 1hr 56mins
  • 2017

Based on an extraordinary true story, Jean-Stéphane Sauvaire’s gritty, immersive thriller documents the experiences of a boxer, Billy Moore, whose hope of redemption is to literally fight his way out of prison. Jailed in one of Thailand’s most notorious prisons, he finds that taking part in Muay Thai combat tournaments may help him find a way out of prison life. The fact that the film was shot in a former Thai prison, with the cast including many former inmates, gives the movie a sense of urgently and authenticity.

JOE COLE IS MESMERISING AS THE ENGLISH BOXER BILLY MOORE FIGHTING TO SURVIVE A THAI PRISON

Gráinne Humphreys, Festival Director

Joe Cole
Vithaya Pansringarm
Panya Yimmumphai

Filmmaker in Attendance

Producer Roy Boutler and screenwriter Nick Saltrese will be in attendance for a post-screening Q&A.