Starts Thu 20 May at:
Luna On SX
Inspired by the work of Leonard Cohen, and set to some of his most beloved music, Death of a Ladies' Man tells the story of a carousing college professor (Gabriel Byrne) whose life takes a series of unimaginable turns. Old stories are given a new twist when he begins to have surreal hallucinations and learns he may not be long for this world.
Samuel O'Shea, a university professor of poetry, exuberant womanizer and enthusiastic drinker has seen better days. His second marriage is ending, and his wife and children are at their wits' end with him. More disturbingly, he has begun seeing things: Frankenstein sidles up to the bar, strangers sing and dance to Leonard Cohen tunes, as well as the return of his much-missed father, who died when Samuel was just a boy.
After learning that he has a brain tumour, Samuel retreats to his family shack in remote Ireland, where he begins work on that great novel he always meant to write.
“A great lead performance by Byrne… Death of a Ladies Man is a delightful surprise” The Shelf.
“Byrne gives one of his best performances in years” Toronto Now.
“In a style somewhat reminiscent of Alejandro G. Iñárritu’s Birdman, Bissonette experiments with storytelling to produce a film that carries itself with the swagger of a production ten times its size” The Gateway.