Town of Strangers

Saturday 24 Apr 2021 - 10:00pm to Saturday 1 May 2021 - 10:00pm

Town Of Strangers follows the lives of foreign nationals from various countries who have settled in the town of Gort in County Galway in the west of Ireland. There are only two stories: a person goes on a journey or a stranger comes to town.

A stranger arrives to a rural village and calls for auditions asking people to tell her ‘dreams, lies, memories and gossip’. Together, they go on a cinematic journey to explore their waking and dreaming lives. Featuring a cast of migrant workers, hippies, Travellers, blow-ins and newly arrived refugees, we are ushered into the private worlds of people living between two cultures, sharing their desires of longing and belonging.

'So many documentaries you see now are exploitative or sensationalist. Town of Strangers, on the other hand, was complex and unresolved, mysterious and restrained, just like most real people.' - Alice Maher, RTE Something For The Weekend 

'A sensitive and engaging depiction of human connection, with all its fragilities, and, in doing so, beautifully reflects on contemporary rural Ireland.' - Loretta Goff, Film Ireland Magazine 

1hr 24mins