WHO’S IN IT?
Michiel Huisman (The Guernsey Literary and Potato Peel Pie Society), Samuel Bottomley (Tyrannosaur), Niamh Algar (The Light of Day), Brian Cox (Churchill), Luke Hanlon (Kill Ratio), Michael McElhatton (The Autopsy of Jane Doe), Colm Meaney (Con Air), Brian Matthews Murphy (One Night in Dublin), Jim Norton (The Boy In The Striped Pajamas), Eleanor O’Brien (film debut), Aidan O’Hare (Jackie), Bryan Quinn (Stitches)
WHO’S BEHIND THE CAMERA?
Aoife Crehan (film debut), director, writer; Pippa Cross (The Hole), Paul Donovan (Wide Open Spaces) and Casey Herbert (Containment), producers; Gary Lightbody (Out of Innocence), composer; Shane F. Kelly (Boyhood), cinematographer; David Freeman (The Full Monty) and Matthew Cannings (The Girl With All The Gifts), editors
WHAT’S IT ABOUT?
On a flight from his home in New York back to Ireland for his mother’s funeral, Daniel Murphy (Huisman) is shocked to find that elderly passenger Padraig (Norton) has died right next to him. He is even more surprised to find that Padraig has listed him as his next of kin, and is now entrusted to transport his body across the country to be buried with his family. Forced to bring his autistic brother Louis (Bottomley) and funeral home temp Mary (Algar) along with him, they set out on a road trip with Padraig’s body – unwittingly becoming wanted fugitives in a nationwide manhunt during the process…
IN ONE SENTENCE, WHY SHOULD YOU BE EXCITED?
An upbeat Irish comedy-drama about the importance of family and friends, The Last Right has some of the most outrageous – but also heartfelt – comedic set-ups this year.