Rialto – intimate look at one man’s struggles with his conflicting emotions
Rialto is a complex story about a man who’s life is in free-fall. A man who is making all the wrong decisions after the loss of his father. The film is about men and their inability to express emotions due to societal pressures. Colm (Tom Vaughan-Lawlor) finds a safe space to talk about his emotions, but in doing so he risks his marriage and relationship with his children. This film shows a man who has been judging himself against others his whole life.
At 46, Colm (Tom Vaughan-Lawlor) has a comfortable life; a managerial position in the city’s docks, two healthy teenage children and a kind, loyal wife in Claire (Monica Dolan). After the death of his father, a destructive figure, Colm’s emotional life cracks open, and his downward spiral continues when he loses his job. Drinking heavily and unable to confide in Claire, Colm finds himself drawn to Jay (Tom Glynn-Carney), a 19 year-old who dabbles in prostitution. Their sexual encounters and tentative friendship become Colm’s only solace from the pressures he feels, but this recklessness puts his family-life at risk. Masculinity, familial dysfunction, and the very nature of love come under the microscope in this nuanced and powerfully affecting drama from director Peter Mackie Burns (Director of DAPHNE – Writer of ADAM AND PAUL and GARAGE).
Currently playing in virtual theatres, and also available on DVD and VOD at Amazon, iTunes, Google Play, Vudu, Fandango, Xbox and InDemand.
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