Winner | Best Live Action Short Film | 95th Academy Awards®
Winner | Best British Short Film | 75th BAFTA Awards
Nominated | Best Live Action Short Film | Irish Film & Television Awards
Written and Directed by Tom Berkeley and Ross White.
Filmed on location in rural Northern Ireland.
Official Trailer for short film #AnIrishGoodbye (2022)
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Set against the backdrop of a working farm in rural Northern Ireland, ‘An Irish Goodbye’ is a black comedy following the reunion of estranged brothers Turlough (Seamus O’Hara) and Lorcan (James Martin) following the untimely death of their mother (Michelle Fairley).
Under the watchful eye of odd-ball parish priest Father O’Shea (Paddy Jenkins), the brothers’ pained reunion is worsened by the fact Turlough must now make new care arrangements for Lorcan, who has Down Syndrome. A robust and dedicated farmer, Lorcan’s dream of continuing to work the land he grew up on is thwarted when Turlough decides he’s sending him to live with their Aunt on the other side of Ireland.
But when the brothers discover an unfulfilled bucket list belonging to their late mother, Lorcan senses an opportunity: he’ll only agree to leave the farm once he and Turlough have themselves completed every single wish on their mother’s list…
… all one-hundred of them.
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In association with First Flights, Northern Ireland Screen & BFI.