There is only forgiveness,
if there is any,
where there is the unforgiveable.
– Jacques Derrida
In a modest room in a Dublin suburb, two people prepare for a meeting that could have an enormous impact on their lives. For both of them, it is a complete step into the unknown.
The film is based on a real meeting which took place between Ailbhe Griffith and the man who, nine years earlier, subjected her to a horrific sexual assault and left her seriously injured and fearing for her life.
Griffith, in an extraordinary move, has chosen to play herself in this unique drama from one of Ireland’s most provocative filmmakers, Alan Gilsenan.
What emerges is a truly unique and unorthodox cinematic experience as Ailbhe courageously seeks healing through a progressive form of justice, rapidly gaining momentum throughout the world.
“A remarkable film about a remarkable woman”
“One of the year’s most powerful films”
For enquiries about arranging a screening of THE MEETING for your group or organisation
in association with
FÍS ÉIREANN/SCREEN IRELAND,
BROADCASTING AUTHORITY OF IRELAND
An ALAN GILSENAN Film
With AILBHE GRIFFITH,
Editor EMER REYNOLDS
Original Music CLOUD CASTLE LAKE
Director of Photography COLM HOGAN
Sound Recordist JOHN BRENNAN
Production Design ALAN GILSENAN
Graphic Design BITE DESIGN
Bird Paintings CHANELLE WALSHE
Fís Éireann/Screen Ireland,
Distributors ECLIPSE PICTURES
Written and Directed by ALAN GILSENAN
Produced by TOMÁS HARDIMAN
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