Friends Event

Friends Film: By the Time it gets Dark

Initially the film follows two characters, a writer-director called Ann (Visra Vichit-Vadakan) and Taew (Rassami Paoluengton), a survivor of the devastating Thammasat student massacre of 1976 and the subject of Ann’s new film.

Following a crisis of conscience that Ann experiences while walking in a forest however, the film departs, and not for the only time, for pastures new, turning its attention to a different but not entirely unrelated set of characters and concerns. A meaningful constant throughout is Achtara Suwan who turns up in a number of roles, embodying a character who carries out menial work but who possesses a kind of dignity and wisdom that pervades this film as a whole. 

Open today 10am–5pm

Monday to Friday 10am–5pm
Saturday 11am–5pm
Sunday 1pm–5pm

Closed Mondays: Nov - Feb

**Closed 1 Jan; Good Friday; 24-26 Dec & Monday Public Holidays.**

Admission is free
Suggested donation €5


Chester Beatty
Dublin Castle
Dublin 2
D02 AD92