Kerry International Film Festival is delighted to host a special preview screening of the film, SUNLIGHT, at Siamsa Tíre Tralee on Wednesday, 14 June 2023 at 8pm. The screening will be followed by a Q & A with writer and KIFF Board member, Ailbhe Keogan and actor, Barry Ward.

Written by Tralee native Ailbhe Keogan (JOYRIDE, RUN & JUMP), the film is directed by award-winning Claire Dix (BROKEN SONG, TAKE ME SWIMMING) and produced by Roisin Geraghty for Little Rose films and Keeper Pictures (MR MALCOLMS LIST, EXTRA ORDINARY). It stars Barry Ward (EXTRA ORDINARY, DATING AMBER), Liam Carney (BRAVEHEART, THE VIRTUES) and Maureen Beattie (OUTLANDER, DOCTOR WHO).

Kerry International Film Festival is thrilled to be showcasing a preview of this fantastic film which is being released by Wildcard Distribution nationwide on Friday,16 June. Speaking about the special preview of SUNLIGHT, writer Ailbhe Keoghan said: ‘In an age where independent cinemas are closing daily, its more important than ever to get off our couches and go watch films together as a community. Thus, I am immeasurably happy to be able to share SUNLIGHT with Kerry audiences a day before its nationwide release. Im a proud Tralee woman and Siamsa is one of our greatest assets. Lets support it and independent film in one wonderful swoop.

Synopsis of the film SUNLIGHT: Former-addict Leon (Ward) loves his best friend Iver (Carney) more than anything else in the world.  Iver’s the reason he’s clean and romping about the place like a wild pinball.  So when Iver gets a terminal diagnosis and decides to leave this earth early, Leon’s not about to let him go without a fight, even if it means being a royal pain in the arse. He forces Iver to agree to one last day in Dublin, hoping to convince him to live. Will he succeed? The outcome knocks both of them off course: some things are so wrong they’re right….The film has received fantastic reviews to date, including one from Scottish novelist, playwright and short story writer, Irvine Welsh who said ‘ SUNLIGHT is everything an independent film should be.’.

Tickets for SUNLIGHT are now on sale via Siamsa Tíre Tralee and cost €10 +booking fee. E: