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Rave reviews for Christian O’Reilly’s SANCTUARY



Sanctuary is simultaneously the most heart-breaking and heart-warming movie you’ll see all year”, “A nuanced, gripping blend of black comedy, farce and hard-hitting social commentary, Sanctuary already has a strong  claim on Irish Movie of the Year.” Irish Examiner *****

“a must-see knockabout comedy that takes a serious look at the rights of the intellectually disabled” The Irish Times ****

“It is bone-achingly funny. . . It is a triumph and may not be in cinemas long. So don’t miss out.”  The Irish Mail *****

“Christian O-Reilly’s script is funny and clever . . .  a hugely entertaining film that tackles with authenticity one of the big issues of the day. . . Visually delightful, emotionally sure and morally fierce”Sunday Times ****

“It’s a long overdue look at an important subject, its brave but surprisingly light and funny”Sunday Independent (Ireland) ****


Eye Cinema – Galway
IMC – Dun Laoghaire
IMC – Galway
Irish Film Institute – Dublin
Light House Cinema – Dublin
Movies@ Dundrum
The Gate Multiplex – Cork
Birr Theatre and Arts Centre

Published: 20th July 2017