Lies We Tell
Maude (Agnes O’Casey) is an orphaned heiress in the late 19th Century, forced into the guardianship of her menacing Uncle Silas (David Wilmot). Silas is haunted by sinister accusations about his past, though sees the chance of a brighter future as he has the idea to marry Maude to his own feckless son Edward (Chris Walley) and thereby claim an inheritance he views as rightfully his. However, sharp Maude refuses to be outwitted, as mind games between intensify and violent stakes are raised. Lisa Mulcahy’s striking feature, adapted by writer Elisabeth Gooch from Sheridan Le Fanu’s source novel Uncle Silas is a spiky, distinctive period piece with a pointed feminist edge.
This screening will be introduced and followed by a Q&A session. Guests attending are Lisa Mulcahy (Director), Ruth Carter (Producer), Elisabeth Gooch (Writer) and Agnes O’Casey (Actor)