The Fifth Province (1997)

  • Drama
  • 1h 29m

Frank Stapleton’s debut feature is a wild flight of the imagination into a domain of magic, passion and possibility. Persecuted guesthouse-keeper and writer Timmy lives with his mad mother in a very rainy part of the Irish midlands. Catapulting from the psychiatrist’s couch, where Timmy reveals all about the passion of his life – the President of Ireland – to a plush Euro conference on screenwriting where he finds himself romantically entangled with the sultry Diana de Brie, urged on by his surreal ‘tulpa’ Marcel, Timmy walks a tightrope between fantasy and reality and, with a nod to Hitchcock’s Psycho, manages to write his mother out of the script…

Cast

Brian F. O'Byrne, Ian Richardson, Anthony Higgins, Lia Williams

Director

Frank Stapleton

Script

Frank Stapleton

Script

Nina Fitzpatrick

Producer

Catherine Tiernan

Producer

Caroline Hewitt

Cinematography

Bruno de Keyzer