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  • Director

    Ruth Meehan

  • Starring

    Gemma Leah Devereux, Siobhan Cullen, Derbhle Crotty, Barbara Brennan, Karen Egan, Tom Vaughan-Lawlor, Kevin McGahern

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  • Run Time

    98 mins

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The Bright Side


Cynical stand-up, Kate, has lost her way, but she gains friends and a new perspective on life, when she goes through cancer treatment with an unlikely band of companions. Ruth Meehan’s comedy drama is a funny and poignant debut feature. The director draws on the personal experience of herself and her crew, to deliver a believable story of everyday women - thrown together in the worst circumstances, finding the best in themselves and each other. Ruth Meehan is returning to EIFF with her first feature after winning a commendation for her short film, Numb. A warm, amusing and moving new Irish film from a director to watch. 


Want to watch this film online? This film will be available on Filmhouse at Home for 72hrs after the first public screening. Watch The Bright Side on Filmhouse at Home. 

15 - Contains moderate strong language, nudity and sex. 

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