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23rd Annual Chicago European Union Film Festival

The Last Right

2019, Aoife Crehan, Ireland, 106 min.
With Michiel Huisman, Niamh Algar, Colm Meaney

Show Times

  • Fri, Mar 27th 8:00pm
  • Mon, Mar 30th 6:00pm

“Gently heartwarming…odd surprises…pretty good gags.”—Mike McCahill, Guardian

“Impressive…full of heartbreak, humor, and human kindness.”—Liam Hanlon, Film Ireland

A self-admitted A-hole gets a lesson in life on a road trip that takes in a panorama of rural Ireland from Cork to Rathlin Island in the North, while hauling a body in a cardboard coffin. On his way home to Ireland for his mother’s funeral, New York-based lawyer Daniel (Huisman of GAME OF THRONES) is played a sly trick by the elderly passenger in the next seat, resulting in his being identified as the next of kin when the old man dies en route. New complications abound while Daniel juggles the future of his teenage autistic brother Louis (Samuel Bottomley) with efforts to extricate himself from a last-wish obligation to a total stranger. In the way of a tall tale, Daniel, Louis, and winsome mortuary assistant Mary (Algar) end up on the semi-sweet journey of a lifetime, with family secrets detonating like bombs, and a blustery police inspector (Meaney) in hot pursuit. DCP digital. Courtesy of WaZabi Films. (BS)

Please join us immediately after the Friday screening for Fresh Views, a panel discussion of THE LAST RIGHT with film critics from a range of platforms.

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