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VENICE 2019 Orizzonti

EXCLUSIVE: Clip for Peter Mackie Burns' Rialto


- The film by the British director is set to screen in the Orizzonti section at the Venice Film Festival

EXCLUSIVE: Clip for Peter Mackie Burns' Rialto
Tom Vaughan-Lawlor in Rialto

At 46, Dubliner Colm (Tom Vaughan-Lawlor) has a comfortable life: a managerial job in the city’s docks, two healthy teenage children, and a kind, loyal wife in Claire (Monica Dolan). After the death of his father, a destructive figure, Colm’s emotional life cracks open, and his downward spiral continues when he is made redundant. Drinking heavily and unable to confide in Claire, Colm finds himself drawn to Jay (Tom Glynn-Carney), a 19-year-old who dabbles in prostitution. Their sexual encounters and tentative friendship become Colm’s only solace from the pressures he feels – but this recklessness puts his family life at risk.

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This is the synopsis for Peter Mackie Burns' Rialto [+see also:
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, an Irish-British co-production due to screen in the Orizzonti section at the 76th Venice Film Festival (28 August-7 September). The film was produced by Ireland's Cowtown Pictures and the UK's The Bureau, and its international sales are handled by The Bureau Sales.

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