Original title: Rialto
Director: Peter Mackie Burns
Cast: Tom Vaughan-Lawlor, Tom Glynn-Carney, Monica Dolan, Sophie Jo Wasson
Country: Ireland, United Kingdom
Year of production: 2019
Length (min): 90
Language: English
Subtitles: Czech
Sales: The Bureau Sales
Section: Queer Now

Colm, a married father of two, has lost his father and his job in the docks in quick succession. Amidst this crisis, he meets a young prostitute, Jay, and realises that he wants to start living an authentic life, as their seemingly purely transactional sexual relationship starts to mean more to both of them than they would like to admit. This originally written, deeply compassionate and exquisitely acted intimate drama is based on a successful play by Mark O'Halloran.

Peter Mackie Burns

Internationally acclaimed Scottish director, screenwriter and producer. His films have featured in over 200 film festivals including IFF Berlin, Busan and Telluride. He successfully debuted with Daphne, a comedy starring Emily Beecham. His second feature Rialto premiered at Venice IFF where it was nominated for a Queer Lion award.

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