Rialto

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    Rialto

    Directed by

    Ireland, United Kingdom

    2019

    90 min

    • English

    Drama

    Colm, mid-40s has a comfortable life: a managerial job in Dublin’s docks, two teenage children, and a kind, loyal wife in Claire. After the death of his father, a destructive figure, Colm’s emotional life cracks open, and his downward spiral continues when he is made redundant. Drinking heavily and unable to confide in Claire, Colm finds himself drawn to Jay, a 19-year-old who dabbles in prostitution. Their sexual encounters and tentative friendship become Colm’s only solace – but this recklessness puts his family-life at risk.

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    Cast
    Tom Vaughan-Lawlor
    Tom Glynn-Carney
    Monica Dolan
    Sophie Jo Wasson
    Scott Graham
    Michael Smiley
    Eileen Walsh
    Screenplay
    Mark O'Halloran
    Cinematography
    Adam Scarth
    Editing
    Tim Fulford
    Music
    Valentin Hadjadj
    Sales
    THE BUREAU SALES
    Production
    COWTOWN PICTURES
    Production
    THE BUREAU
    Peter Mackie Burns

    Peter Mackie Burns

    United Kingdom

    Peter Mackie Burns is an award winning director whose films have screened at over two hundred festivals including Berlin, Venice, Telluride, Busan, SXSW. His short film MILK (2005), starring Oscar winner Brenda Fricker, won numerous awards around the world including the Golden Bear for Best Short Film at the Berlin FF. COME CLOSER (2011), an essay film, is a series of vignettes focusing on the lives of a dozen people with quite startling intimacy. The film was described as “A Tour de force” by the Herald and was selected for the London Open City International Documentary Festival. His debut fiction feature DAPHNE (2017) premiered at IFF Rotterdam and played at SXSW. The film starring Emily Beecham won Best Screenplay Award at the Valetta IFF and also Best Female Performance in a British film at EIFF and Torino IFF. His latest work is his second feature RIALTO (2019), which premiered at the Venice IFF (Orrizonti Competition).

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