16291Death of a Ladies Man
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DEATH OF A LADIES' MAN

Year 2020
Runtime 100 mins
Language English
Alberta Premiere
Streaming Information
  • Online & In-Cinema
  • Availability: Full Festival
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In-Cinema Showtimes
Sep 26
9:00 PM Eau Claire 3
University poetry professor Samuel O'Shea (Gabriel Byrne, THE USUAL SUSPECTS) is an exuberant womanizer and enthusiastic drinker who has seen better days. His second marriage is ending, and his wife and children are at their wits’ end. More disturbingly, he has begun seeing things: Frankenstein sidles up to the bar, strangers sing and dance to Leonard Cohen tunes, his much-missed father, who died when he was just a boy, pops up for chats. At first, he thinks it could be the drink, or perhaps he’s gone mad, but soon discovers he has a brain tumor.

Reflecting on the life he has lived, Sam retreats to his family shack in remote Ireland to take stock of his life and work on that great novel he always meant to write, fortuitously meeting and falling in love with a local woman who is full of unexpected ideas.

Directed by CIFF alumni Matt Bissonnette (PASSENGER SIDE), and from the producers of BROOKLYN, and CHICAGO, a DEATH OF A LADIES' MAN is a dramedy about life and love, set to the music of Leonard Cohen.

Countries

Canada Ireland
Director
Matthew Bissonnette
Executive Producer
Alexander Kushaev, Hengameh Panahi, Charlotte Mickie, Hussain Amarshi
Producer
Corey Marr, Don Carmody, Marie-Claude Poulin, Martina Niland
Cinematographer
Jonathon Cliff
Editor
Matt Lyon
Music
Stephen Rennicks
Cast
Gabriel Byrne, Jessica Paré, Brian Gleeson, Suzanne Clement, Karelle Tremblay, Antoine-Olivier Pilon