and Aidan Gillen feature in
this atmospheric drama about a couple separating and leaving their
home in the west of Ireland. Although still strongly connected,
they decide to burn their bed in a cathartic and ritual-like fashion.
Burning the Bed is the first Irish short film to get a UK cinema release, screening with Factotum.
was attracted to the symbolism, ambiguity and cinematic landscape
of Patrick Chapman’s short story when it first appeared
in The Irish Times some years ago. I wanted to make
a performance film that would test my directorial ability
and my attention to subtext and nuance. The film is about
many things... but mostly about ambiguous things of the heart.
I prefer to let the film speak for itself… It belongs
to the viewer now…