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The Fading Light (2009)

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To the outside world, Yvonne is a strong, happy and successful woman. But when she returns home to be with her sick mother, she is forced to make life-changing decisions and the facade that she has carefully constructed begins to collapse.

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Ivan Kavanagh

Writer:

Ivan Kavanagh
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Cast

Cast overview:
Valene Kane ... Yvonne
Emma Eliza Regan ... Cathy
Henry Garrett ... Timothy
Patrick O'Donnell ... Peter
Cillian Roche Cillian Roche ... Father
Bibi Larrson Bibi Larrson ... Mam
Hannah McDonnell Hannah McDonnell ... Nurse
Karen Griffin Karen Griffin ... Doctor
Shadaan Felfeli Shadaan Felfeli ... Jehangir
Jodie Boyle Jodie Boyle ... Young Yvonne
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As their Mother slips into the last stage of a fatal illness, her three children gather under the same roof in Dublin for the first time in a long while. Cathy, back from London where she's trying to be an actress; Yvonne, living the good life as the wife of a yuppie businessman; and Peter, who has most to lose by their Mother's death, being the victim of mental disabilities and unable to look after himself. Their days and hours together, and their Mother's passing away, will first draw them closer to each other than ever before, then force them to face truths about their Father's death long ago and the secrets that were buried with him - until finally hurling them apart again, each into their individual loneliness. Written by Ivan Kavanagh

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The Fading Light is an emotionally intense drama about the disintegration See more »

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Ireland

Language:

English

Release Date:

1 November 2009 (Ireland) See more »

Also Known As:

Elhaló fény See more »

Filming Locations:

Dublin, County Dublin, Ireland

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EUR100,000 (estimated)
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Stereo (Stereo)

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Color | Color (HDCAM)
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The film was written for the actors Patrick O'Donnell, Emma Eliza Regan and Bibbi Larsson, who had all worked with writer/director Ivan Kavanagh on his previous feature films. See more »

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Brilliant Film
25 March 2010 | by shinyshoosSee all my reviews

I was very lucky to see this film during it's run in Dublin's IFI cinema. It's the story of two sisters returning to their childhood family home to care for their dying mother and disabled brother. Beautifully shot, the cinematography is fantastic and the sound design really pulls you into the drama. The cast are amazing. I have rarely seen performances that are so natural and you never fail to believe in the realness of their performances. A standout mention must go to Patrick O'Donnell for his portrayal of mentally disabled Peter. The scene where they tell him that his mother is dying is heartbreaking and unforgettable. This is a film that will get into your mind and leave you thinking about it for days after. A must see if you get the chance.


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