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Peter Mackie Burns, Mark O’Halloran – Rialto #Venezia76

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A slice of crisis.

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6 min. and 56 sec.

PODCAST | Nicolò Comotti interviews Peter Mackie Burns and Mark O’Halloran, director and writer of the film Rialto.

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Director Peter Mackie Burns and writer Mark O’Halloran join us in Venice to talk about their collaboration on Rialto, here in Venezia 76’s Orizzonti’a official selection. Rialto is an intense European drama about the brief period in the life of an ordinary man pitched into crisis by the death of his father.

Rialto: Colm is in his mid-forties, married, with two teenage children. Still grieving the death of his father, a destructive figure in his life, Colm struggles with his relationship to his own son, whilst at work a recent takeover threatens his job. Unable to share his vulnerability with his wife, Colm’s world is falling apart around him. In the midst of this crisis, Colm solicits sex from a young man called Jay. This encounter and his growing infatuation has a deep effect on Colm. He finds a comfort in Jay that no one else can provide.

  • Reporter
    Nicolò Comotti
  • Guest
    Peter Mackie Burns / Mark O’Halloran
  • Interviewee role
    Director / Writer
  • Film title
    Rialto
  • Festival section
    Orizzonti
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