Friends Event

Friends Film: THE ISLAND FUNERAL a film by Pimpaka Towira

As conflict and political turmoil take over Bangkok, Laila, her brother Zugood and his friend Toy, set off on a road trip heading south to visit their long-lost aunt, leading them to a land stranger than any they could ever have imagined. Laila is a smart and confident woman, but what makes her feel different is the fact that she belongs to the 5% Muslim minority in a predominantly Buddhist country. She has always felt caught between two worlds: one of traditional Muslim values as impressed upon her by her family and the community in which she grew up, and of being part of a minority in the ‘global village’ of Bangkok.

Winner: Best Asian Future Film Award Tokyo International Film Festival 2015

Winner: FIPRESCI Prize Hong Kong International Film Festival 2016

Location: Lecture Theatre at the Chester Beatty

Time 2pm

Cost: €5

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