‘The Fading Light’ at Shebeen Flick

Independent Irish Director Ivan Kavanagh will join film buffs at Shebeen Flick on Tuesday 18th January for a post-screening discussion on his acclaimed film The Fading Light.

Winner of Best Irish Film and Best Actor at the Dublin Film Critics’ Circle Awards last year, The Fading Light is a study of a family in crisis. As their Mother slips into the last stage of a fatal illness, her three children gather under the same roof in Dublin for the first time in a long while.

The screening will start at 7.30pm with award-winning short film Questions by emerging director Mark Noonan, followed by The Fading Light and ending with the Q&A with Ivan Kavanagh.

Shebeen Flick is a weekly film night showing loved and unseen Irish films on Tuesdays at 7.30pm in Shebeen Chic, 4 Georges Street, Dublin 2. The initiative is run in association with the Screen Directors Guild of Ireland.

For more details on upcoming films visit www.facebook.com/shebeenflick



Fading Light
From left to right: Valene Kane, Patrick O’Donnell, Emma Eliza Regan and Bibi Larrson in ‘The Fading Light’

This Film Ireland podcast is a recording of the IFI’s Conversations with Irish Filmmakers series with writer/director Ivan Kavanagh and the cast of The Fading Light. Chaired by Manus McManus of the IFI Irish Film Archive and with contributions from the main cast made up of Patrick O’Donnell, Bibi Larrson, Karen Griffin, Emma Eliza Regan and Valene Kane.

The Fading Light won the Dublin Film Critic’s Circle Award for Best Irish Film and Patrick O’Donnell won Best Actor at 2010 JDIFF.

Short clips form Ivan’s earlier work and from The Fading Light are screened and discussed by the panel, and the audience are invited to join in and ask questions. Ivan talks about his background, his directing style built around improvisation and shooting in sequence, and his influences including documentary maker Peter Watkins and Ulrich Seidl.

This is a podcast of 52 minutes duration.

Director Ivan Kavanagh and producer AnneMarie Naughton receiving award at the JDIFF. Photo by Pat Redmond.