The Meeting

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The Meeting
CertificateNot Rated
Year2018
GenreDrama
DirectorAlan Gilsenan
CountryIreland
Running Time1HR 36MINS
Extra InfoQ&A screening on Mon 19 Nov
SeasonMain Programme

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.

To coincide with International Restorative Justice Week (16-23 November), the screening on 19 November will be followed by a discussion with cast members, Ailbhe Griffith and Dr. Marie Keenan.

Age 15+