Ballina Film Club: The Bright Side  film

(Dir: Ruth Meehan, 2020, Ireland, 99mins)

Kate, a jaded stand-up comedian enjoys relative success on the local circuit. Every night she runs through her cynical, self-deprecating set, concluding with backstage beers and gambling with her equally jaded male colleagues.

But when an unexpected cancer diagnosis requires her to undergo treatment, Kate encounters a diverse group of women, all at different stages of treatment and recovery.

Based on the memoirs of stand-up comedian Anne Gildea, The Bright Side is both a sensitive and darkly humorous tale of solidarity between a small group of women from a cross-section of society. As each travels on their own personal journey with cancer, the unlikely group also form strong bonds, and support each other through good and bad times.

Presented in association with accessCINEMA.

Tickets: €5.