The Days of Trees | IFI@Belltable - Lime Tree Theatre

The Days of Trees | IFI@Belltable

Alan Gilsenan | Ireland | 90 mins | B&W | 2023 | Digital

Winner of Best Documentary at the IFTA Awards 2024

  • Post show Q&A with Director Alan Gilsenan and facilitated by Cllr Shane Hickey O’Mara directly after the 5pm screening.

The Day of Trees is highly original feature documentary. Tomás, a middle-aged film producer, embarks on a journey of discovery with his friend and colleague, film director, Alan. As they progress, we witness first-hand Tomás’s unearthing of fresh and startling childhood happenings which had somehow eluded his memory.

What follows is a profound pilgrimage towards uncovering how sporadic crises in adulthood, amidst an otherwise ‘normal’ life, had their roots in sophisticated sexual abuse by Christian Brothers in the late 1960s.

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There is considerable beauty in this psychological excavation, the shadowy black and white palette lending intimacy to the unflinchingly honest testimony. This is the story of a man, not seeking vengeance, but seeking to transcend the trauma of his troubled past, ultimately finding redemption.

The Days of Trees reunites director Alan Gilsenan and producer Tomás Hardiman to complete the third in their loose trilogy with the acclaimed Meetings with Ivor and The Meeting.


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  • Wheelchair spaces can only be booked over the phone. Please call box office on (061) 953400 if you wish to book a wheelchair space.
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