Monday Night Cinema
Dublin writer/director John Butler (The Stag, Handsome Devil, Your Bad Self) delivers this uplifting comedy that is a ode to the joy of friendship.
Sean (Matt Bomer), a successful weatherman, has an on-air meltdown and is forced to take time off to rest. Struggling to fill his days, he embarks on some disasterous DIY in an attempt to put things behind him. This ultimately requires him to hire Ernesto (Alejandro Patiño) - a middle-aged Latino migrant worker - to paint the deck of his house, and an unlikely friendship develops.
Despite their marked differences and a complete language barrier the two men slowly bond, Ernesto providing Sean with the support he needs as he deals with his loneliness and finds his way back to happiness.
Audience Award, Newport Beach Film Festival 2019
Official Selection, Virgin Media Dublin International Film Festival 2019