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Drama - Completed 2021

Executive produced by Josh Brolin, A Bend In The River is the story of a writer who returns to Ireland, after spending twenty five years in New York, to confront the ghosts of his past.

& Awards

Belfast Film Festival 2020
Garden State 2020
Irish Film and Television Academy and Awards 2021
Best Actress for Kathy Kiera Clarke
    • Year of production
    • 2021
    • Genres
    • Drama
    • Countries
    • USA
    • Languages
    • Duration
    • 84 mn
    • Director(s)
    • Colin BRODERICK
    • Producer(s)
    • Josh BROLIN
    • Synopsis
    • Executive produced by Josh Brolin and directed by bestselling author Colin Broderick, A Bend In The River is an exploration of identity at a crucial time in Northern Irish politics (Brexit), at a time when we are once again being forced to reconsider the notion of what it means to be Irish.

      The semi-autobiographical story follows struggling writer Matt (John Duddy), who returns home from New York to Northern Ireland for the first time in 25 years. It's time for Matt to finally face the ghosts of his past Katie (Kathy Kiera Clarke): an abusive teacher, his dead mother, and his childhood best-friend Declan, who sacrificed an easier life to stay at home and fight during The Troubles.

      Matt has a new book to write, but it's not going to be easy coming to terms with a thousand years of sectarian strife, with a gun to his head.