SUNLIGHT now in theatres

Barry Ward

For a film about assisted dying, SUNLIGHT takes an unexpectedly life-affirming approach. A promising feature debut from Claire Dix, this Dublin-set odyssey follows recovering addict Leon (Barry Ward) as he attempts to commandeer the final day of his terminally ill NA sponsor Iver (Liam Carney). Leon hopes to change his friend’s mind about dying, by showing Iver how much he is loved – an affection that is measured in the numerous lives touched and in pints of Guinness. But Leon comes to realise that the best way to show his appreciation is to honour Iver’s wishes, in the most dramatic way imaginable. Ward’s terrific performance is a standout element in this unpolished but heartfelt drama.

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