The Meeting

Trailer for The Meeting

There is only forgiveness,
if there is any,
where there is the unforgiveable.

– Jacques Derrida

The Meeting – An Alan Gilsenan Film. In Irish Cinemas from 28 Sept

About The Meeting

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.

In Irish cinemas now

★★★★★

Áine O’Connor
Sunday Independent

★★★★

“A remarkable film about a remarkable woman”

Michael Doherty
RTÉ Guide

★★★★

“One of the year’s most powerful films”

Roe McDermott
Hot Press

★★★★

Esther McCarthy
Sunday World

★★★★

Dave Diebold
The Herald

★★★★

Paul Whitington
Irish Independent

★★★★

Declan Burke
The Irish Examiner

★★★★

John Byrne
RTÉ Entertainment

★★★★

Cara O’Doherty
Evening Echo

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Current and Upcoming Screenings and events

See The Meeting at the following cinemas. More to follow, keep in touch on Twitter and Facebook for updates

OMNIPLEX Limerick

22 Nov 2018 | Tickets/Info
Dr. Marie Keenan and producerTomás Hardiman will be in attendance. Q&A Host: TBC 22 Nov 2018

Show details of previous screenings

For enquiries about arranging a screening of THE MEETING for your group or organisation
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Recent News See all news

Two New Screenings with Q&As announced
Audio: Dr. Marie Keenan on RTE Radio 1 Ryan Tubridy Show
Audio: Ailbhe Griffith talks to Róisín Ingle on The Irish Times Women’s Podcast
Audio: Ailbhe Griffith and Alan Gilsenan on ​RTÉ – Sunday with Miriam
AUDIO – Listen to last night’s Q&A at the IFI Cinema
Ailbhe Griffith speaks to Esther McCarthy in The Examiner
AUDIO: Ailbhe Griffith talks to Ciara Kelly on Newstalk FM
“It’s an odd experience to play yourself” - Ailbhe Griffith on THE MEETING
“one of the year’s most powerful films” – Hot Press
Audio: Alan Gilsenan on Newstalk FM’s The Picture Show,
Irish Times article by writer/director Alan Gilsenan
Entertainment.ie review of THE MEETING

PARZIVAL presents
in association with
FÍS ÉIREANN/SCREEN IRELAND,
BROADCASTING AUTHORITY OF IRELAND
and DCTV

An ALAN GILSENAN Film
THE MEETING
With AILBHE GRIFFITH,
TERRY O’NEILL,
KEVIN McCORMACK,
MARIE KEENAN,
BRENDA McSWEENEY,
ALLAN KEATING

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
Executive Producers
DEARBHLA REGAN
Fís Éireann/Screen Ireland,
ANNEMARIE NAUGHTON
Park Films
Distributors ECLIPSE PICTURES
Written and Directed by ALAN GILSENAN
Produced by TOMÁS HARDIMAN

15A certificate from the Irish Film Classification Office (IFCO)
Produced with the support of incentives for the Irish Film Industry provided by the Government of Ireland
A Parzival production
Fís Éireann / Screen Ireland
Broadcasting Authority of Ireland
DCTV