Rialto

Builds an intimate portrait of masculine crisis, illuminated by two extraordinary central performances.

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Rialto

At 46, Dubliner Colm (Tom Vaughan-Lawlor) has a comfortable life: a managerial job in the city's docks, two healthy teenage children, and a kind, loyal wife in Claire (Monica Dolan). After the death of his father, a destructive figure, Colm's emotional life cracks open, and his downward spiral continues when he is made redundant. Drinking heavily and unable to confide in Claire, Colm finds himself drawn to Jay (Tom Glynn-Carney), a 19 year-old who dabbles in prostitution. Their sexual encounters and tentative friendship become Colm's only solace from the pressures he feels - but this recklessness puts his family-life at risk.
Not Rated
Genre
Drama
Runtime
90
Language
English
Director
Peter Mackie Burns
Writer(s)
Mark O'Halloran
FEATURED REVIEW
Jessica Kiang, Variety

In “Rialto,” the sensitive if constrained sophomore feature from Peter Mackie Burns (“Daphne”), diffident Dubliner Colm (Tom Vaughn-Lawlor) apologizes a lot. When he bumps into someone. When someone bumps into him. When he answers the phone or forgets a household task or mishears his wife. All those ...

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