Róise & Frank, Irish Language Film - Opens in US Cinemas
Róise & Frank released in the USA today
The award-winning Cine4 film Róise & Frank will be released in the USA today (Friday March 31st 2023). The film is in Irish with English subtitles.
Set and filmed in the Waterford Gaeltacht of Ring, Róise & Frank tells the story of the recently widowed Róise (Bríd Ní Neachtain) who is struggling in the aftermath of her husband Frank’s passing. Grief-stricken and lonely, Róise has distanced herself from the world and those dearest to her. But when a stray dog appears out of nowhere, following her every move, a rejuvenated Róise comes to believe in the reincarnation of her husband and the power of enduring life in its next, hopeful steps. Róise & Frank is an up-lifting tale of shaggy dogs, a grieving widow, the national game of hurling and finding hope in the darkest of places and is winning audience’s hearts everywhere it goes. The film also stars Limerick’s Cillian Ó Gairbhí as Alan, Róise’s son, Lorcan Cranitch and young newcomer from An Rinn, Ruadhán de Faoite.
Róise & Frank is written and directed by Rachael Moriarty and Peter Murphy ( Traders, 2015) and produced by Cúán Mac Conghail of Macalla Teoranta (Arracht).
The film was funded by TG4, Screen Ireland, and the BAI (Coimisiún na Meán) as part of the Cine4 scheme to produce feature length original films in Irish.
Róise & Frank has been a hit on the festival circuit in recent months screening at the Galway Film Fleadh and winning numerous awards including Best Ensemble at Dublin International Film Festival and scooping the Audience Award at both the Santa Barbara and Sonoma International Film Festivals.
Juno Films has acquired North American distribution rights to Rachael Moriarty and Peter Murphy’s heartfelt film.
Here is a list of cinemas in the US where Róise & Frank will be shown in the coming months: roiseandfrankmovie.com
Quad Cinema in NYC will be hosting Q&As with the film’s writers/directors Rachael Moriarty & Peter Murphy this weekend: https://quadcinema.com/film/roise-frank/
Irish Language film continues to break new ground internationally. Earlier in March 2023, An Cailín Ciúin (The Quiet Girl) competed in the Best International Feature Flim category at the Oscars. This multi award winning Irish language film has been in selected US theatres since February 2023.