ShortScreen, RT√â’s dedicated short film series, will feature Irish director Kevin Liddy’s newest short The Suffering Kind, on February 15th at 11.40pm.
The Suffering Kind sees the multi-award-winning director Kevin Liddy move away from the stark Irish countryside which defined his earlier films (Horse, Soldier’s Song and Country) to an urban setting in upstate New York.
The Suffering Kind is the story about Michael a sanitation worker in the town of Newburgh, upstate New York, who recently sober is getting through the days as best he can. Card games with the local priest Father Jim are about the height of it now as Michael whiles away the hours, his woman gone though still around, his road getting narrower, his nights longer. Father Jim is an inner city priest doing what he can for his congregation and keeping an eye on Micheal’s sobriety. a chance encounter with his past sets Michael off on a journey where the past is like a sad lullaby that haunts him so close it’s all he can hear. Then one morning reality came knocking.
Filmed by Oscar-nominated Declan Quinn, this intimate drama is about the power of delusion and the longings that haunt us. The short features Keith Leonard, Reagan Bongiorno, Vahe Katros, Edward Crawford, and Joe James.