Film Club: Róise and Frank

Róise & Frank is a 2022 Irish comedy drama directed and written by Rachael Moriarty & Peter Murphy. It is set in Ring, a town within Gaeltacht na nDéise in Waterford.

The film stars Bríd Ní Neachtain as widow Róise who is struggling to come to terms with the passing of her greatly missed husband Frank, when a stray dog arrives at her house one day and insists on following her wherever she goes. At first resistant to the dog’s charms, she eventually is won over by his seemingly extraordinary attachment to her dead husband’s favourite places, possessions and passions (including his love of hurling). Eventually, to the consternation of her son Alan, Róise becomes convinced that the dog – who she also christens Frank – is the reincarnation of her dead husband. 

This screening has been made possible by the generous cooperation of the Irish Film Institute, Culture Ireland and the Arts Council Ireland. Admission is $5.00.