‘Sanctuary’….adaptation of Christian O’Reilly’s renowned Play to be Screened at Audi Dublin Film Festival –

Great news from esteemed Playwright Christian O’Reilly.

Dear all,

Featuring an ensemble cast of actors with intellectual disabilities, ‘Sanctuary’ will be screened as part of the Audi International Dublin Film Festival on:

Saturday, February 18th, at 8.30 pm, at the Lighthouse Cinema.

‘Sanctuary’ is also having a mini-tour during the festival, so you can also catch it at the following:

Mon 20th February | 20:00 |
Pavilion Theatre, Dún Laoghaire

Tue 21st February | 20:00 | Droichead Arts Centre, Drogheda

Wed 22nd February | 20:00 | Riverbank Arts Centre, Newbridge

To book any of the screenings go to:


‘Sanctuary’ had its world premiere at the Galway Film Fleadh last July, where it was the closing film. The Galway Advertiser described it as “an utter joy of a movie”; Film Ireland called it “ambitious, innovative and deeply moving”; and Ray D’Arcy said
that “I can’t believe how good this movie is”.

Here is our trailer:


Here is a short synopsis of the film:

Larry and Sophie are in love. They bribe
the feckless Tom to book them into a hotel for an afternoon tryst and look forward to getting to know each other, like countless couples before them.

But Larry and Sophie aren’t any couple; they both have intellectual disabilities and Tom is their care worker. By attempting to be intimate, they aren’t just breaking the rules – they’re breaking the law.

Our poster is attached.

It would be great to see you there.



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