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God's Creatures (15) (AD)

A mother and her grown up son dance happily together in a still from God's Creatures

A mother's lie to protect her son is enough to tear a community apart. Paul Mescal returns to his working-class coastal hometown in this gothic Irish drama.

After years away, Paul Mescal returns home to revive the family oyster farm in rural Ireland. Not long after his return, the police come knocking at the door, and his mother (Emily Watson) is faced with a question: was your son at home that night? Her answer (alongside the occurrences of the fateful evening) spur on a series of events that change a mother's relationship with her son, and change the town.

With an incredible score and moving performances from Watson and Mescal, God's Creatures tackles the particularly challenging matter (that of sexual assault allegations), with delicacy and philosophic care. Co-directed by Saela Davis and Anna Rose Holmer, from Cannes Directors' Fortnight, the film juggles the weight of loyalty to your family versus your community.

2022 Ireland dir Saela Davis, Anna Rose Holmer 101 min 

Trigger Warnings: involves strong language, sexual violence references, and domestic abuse.

Captioned Screenings: Please note, the following screenings are HOH Captioned:

11 Apr at 18:00 in Cinema 3

There is audio description available for this title. We provide audio description using the Dolby Screentalk system. The film soundtrack comes through the speakers in the usual way and a recorded narrator explains what is happening on screen through personal headphones. Please ask a member of staff for a set of headphones.


‘Fiercely acted by its excellent cast.‘
‘the power [Emily Watson] wields is undeniable.‘
‘ This is a movie that sucks you in, rattles you and then spits you out.‘

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