Set and filmed in the Waterford Gaeltacht of Ring, Róise & Frank tells the story of the recently widowed Róise (Bríd Ní Neachtain) who is struggling in the aftermath of her husband Frank’s passing.
The film stars Limerick’s Cillian Ó Gairbhí as Alan, Róise’s son.
Grief-stricken and lonely, Róise has distanced herself from the world and those dearest to her. But when a stray dog appears out of nowhere, following her every move, a rejuvenated Róise comes to believe in the reincarnation of her husband and the power of enduring life in its next, hopeful steps.
Róise & Frank is written and directed by Rachael Moriarty and Peter Murphy ( Traders, 2015) and produced by Cúán Mac Conghail of Macalla Teoranta (Arracht).
The film was funded by TG4, Screen Ireland, and the BAI as part of the Cine4 scheme to produce feature length original films in Irish.
Róise & Frank has been a hit on the festival circuit in recent months screening at the Galway Film Fleadh and winning numerous awards including Best Ensemble at Dublin International Film Festival and scooping the Audience Award at both the Santa Barbara and Sonoma International Film Festivals.
Directors Peter Murphy & Rachael Moriarty said they were “thrilled that Róise & Frank will be in Irish cinemas this Autumn. International audiences have loved the story of Róise, the dog and the hurling so we are hoping our home crowd enjoy it too.”