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Running time – 107 minutes

Seating: Allocated - See Seating Plan for More Details

The screening on Thu 16 May at 2pm will be a captioned screening with descriptive subtitles and will be relaxed for people living with dementia. 

Winner of Best Irish Film at Dublin Film Festival and nominated for 11 NIFTA awards

Capturing a year in the life of a rural, lakeside community in late 1970s Ireland, That They May Face The Rising Sun is a sensitive and beautifully realised adaptation of the last novel by John McGahern. Joe and Kate have returned from London to live and work in a small, close-knit community in rural Ireland, close to where Joe grew up. He’s a writer, she’s an artist who retains part ownership of a London gallery. Now embedded in a remote lakeside setting, the drama of a year in their lives and those of their neighbours unfolds through the rituals of work, play, and the passing seasons. A delicate, meditative exploration of ritual, community bonds, and the question of how best to live.

The image shows a white female with dark hair wearing a brown coat, pale blue top and a white male in a cream shirt with checks and jeans walking in a field surrounded by greenery.

‘Perfectly pitched’ – ★★★★★ The Irish Times

‘An Irish masterpiece’ – ★★★★★ The Irish Independent

‘Quietly magnificent’ – ★★★★ The Sunday Independent

Director – Pat Collins

Cast – Barry Ward, Anna Bederke, Lalor Roddy, Sean McGinley, Ruth McCabe

  • Information about screenings with descriptive subtitles

    Descriptive subtitles, sometimes referred to as subtitles for D/deaf and hard-of-hearing people or captions, transcribe dialogue and relevant aspects of the soundtrack, including music and sound effects, attempting to give D/deaf and hard-of-hearing viewers an equal experience to those who are able to watch films without descriptive subtitles. Descriptive subtitles would include speech identifiers and descriptive elements such as [door slamming] and [kettle whistling].

  • Seating accessibility information


    Seat size

    Seats in the Cinema are 45cm (172/3“) wide and 46cm (18“) deep, are 40cm (152/3“) from the floor, and have 12cm (42/3“) between seats.


    Seats in the Cinema have armrests that do not fold away, and cannot be completely removed.


    Seats in the cinema have 30cm (112/3”) of legroom in front of seats, with additional legroom on row A and seats B1-B4 and B11-B14.

    Further information

    If you have any questions about accessibility our Box Office team are always happy to help and can be contacted on 01642 525199 or by emailing [email protected] - you can also tell us about your access requirements when prompted to do so during the online booking process.

  • BBFC rating information (may contain spoilers)


    There is use of strong language (‘f**k’). Milder terms include ‘frigging’, ‘shite’, ‘bloody’, ‘arse’, ‘Jesus’, ‘damn’ and ‘Christ’.


    There are brief references to an elderly man having faced a lack of opportunity in life because his parents were unmarried. Such discrimination is clearly criticised.

    Injury detail

    There are undetailed images of a dead body after a person dies off-screen of natural causes. Another scene contains brief images of human bones as an ancient grave is unearthed.


    There are mild upsetting scenes related to death and bereavement. A man lashes out verbally at his friend following the loss of a loved one. After an elderly man dies off screen, we watch two of his friends gently wash and dress the body. The issue is handled in a sensitive manner, and the visual detail is discreet.