Dark Lies the Island

Directed by Ian Fitzgibbon
  • Ireland
  • 1 hr 27min
  • 2019
  • English

Written by Irish author Kevin Barry and based around characters he created for his own short story collection, Ian Fitzgibbon’s (Death of a Superhero) pitch-black comedy centres on a small Irish town over a week-long period. If you’re going get involved with men in a small Irish town, they might as well be the Mannions - and Sara is involved up to her neck. The Mannions are a feuding family in the town of Dromord who are all set at each other. Sara is married to Daddy Mannion but holding a candle for her first love, his son Doggy. When she also gets involved with his brother, trouble looms. An impressive Irish cast including Peter Coonan, Charlie Murphy, Pat Shortt and Moe Dunford flesh out this unique, dark, comedy which offers on-the-nose observations about Irish life.

A hallucinogenic black comedy of the darkest kind...Killnaskully meets Twin Peaks... and once seen you will never be the same again.

Gráinne Humphreys, Festival Director

Charlie Murphy
Moe Dunford
Charlie Kelly

Filmmakers in Attendance

Schedule & Tickets

27 Feb 20:30 Cineworld