Leave The Road Behind You

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As his life changes outside of his control, a young man struggles to keep his car on the road.

“Leave the Road Behind You”, commissioned by RTÉ/ Filmbase, is a bilingual coming-of-age drama about a young man from the Donegal Gaeltacht struggling with long-repressed emotions as he prepares to emigrate.

It was set and filmed in the Gaeltacht townland of Cloughaneely, Co. Donegal and features a local cast of both first time and seasoned actors playing out largely improvised scenes. Explores themes of emigration, loss, male self-harm, and identity.

Directed by Daniel Butler (Ireland)

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