PRINCE CHARLES DISCOVERY SCREEN 2 - MONDAY 26 AUGUST
Director: Paddy Murphy. With: Courtney McKeon, Fiach Kunz, Paul Fitzgerald, Noelle Clarke. Ireland 2019. 88 mins.
WORLD PREMIERE - Dealing with a pregnancy termination in Ireland has been hard for Sarah Dekker. Shunned by her religious zealot family and after also breaking up with her unforgiving boyfriend, she travels to a sympathetic friend’s house in the country to recover. But unbeknownst to her the provincial pile sits atop a mass grave of unwanted babies and their lost, confused sprits want to be reborn. Feeding on guilt and remorse the spirits need a mother. And they just might have found one in Sarah… Mixing horror and pertinent social issues, THE PERISHED marks the debut of a new Irish genre voice.