In this Film Ireland podcast, Gemma Creagh talks to Director/Writer Patricia Kelly about her film Verdigris which is premiering at the 35th Galway Film Fleadh.
Trapped in a marriage with a volatile and controlling husband, middle-aged, middle-class Marian takes on a secret part-time job as a census enumerator. The job is no picnic. On her tough inner-city route, she faces dismissive and abusive locals who flatly refuse to engage in the census. This includes brash and no-nonsense teenager Jewel, who Marian soon realises is living alone with no obvious means of supporting herself.
Marian finds herself striking a deal with Jewel – she won’t report her to the authorities if Jewel helps her get the locals to fill out their census forms. As they walk the streets of Dublin, an unlikely friendship blooms.
Verdigris screens at Galway Film Fleadh 2023 on 14th July.
Film Ireland Podcast