From the producers of Brooklyn, Once and Chicago, a dramedy about life and love featuring songs by Leonard Cohen.
Samuel O’Shea, a university professor of poetry, exuberant womanizer and enthusiastic drinker has seen better days. His second marriage is ending, and his wife and children are at their wits’ end with him. More disturbingly, he has begun seeing things: Frankenstein
sidles up to the bar and strangers sing and dance to Leonard Cohen tunes. His much missed father, who died when Samuel was just a boy, pops up for chats.
At first Samuel thinks it could be the drink, or perhaps he’s just crazy or over-imaginative, but then learns he has a brain tumour. Reflecting on the life he has lived, Samuel retreats to his family shack in remote Ireland, where he begins work on that great novel he always meant to write, and generally take stock. Surprisingly, or not, he meets and falls in love with a local woman, who is full of unexpected ideas. All this leads Samuel to an utterly unforeseeable happy ending.
Calgary International Film Festival
Edmonton International Film Festival
Whistler Film Festival
Cast & Crew
|Executive Producers||Alexander Kushaev
|Director of Photography||Jonathon Cliff, C.S.C.|
|Art Director||Sylvain Gingras|
|Special Effects Supervisor||Jon Campfens|
|Costume Design||Odette Gadoury|
|Produced with the participation of||TELEFILM CANADA
FÍS ÉIREANN/SCREEN IRELAND
SOCIÉTÉ DE DÉVELOPPEMENT DES ENTREPRISES
CULTURELLES – QUEBEC
CANADA MEDIA FUND
WESTERN REGIONAL AUDIOVISUAL PRODUCER’S FUND / WRAP FUND
THE HAROLD GREENBERG FUND
|Produced in association with||MONTE ROSSO PRODUCTION
BELL MEDIA’S CRAVE
Canada - Mongrel Media