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First Trailer and Poster for Irish Drama THE BRIGHT SIDE

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First look at the blackly comic drama.

Inspired by Anne Gildea’s best-selling memoir 'I’ve Got Cancer, What’s Your Excuse?', director Ruth Meehan's The Bright Side stars Gemma-Leah Devereux as a stand-up comedienne diagnosed with cancer. Undergoing chemotherapy, she finds inspiration in a group of fellow patients.

Tom Vaughan-Lawlor, Siobhan Cullen, Derbhle Crotty, Barbara Brennan, Karen Egan and Kevin McGahern also star.

Speaking about her film's release, Meehan said "It was an absolute joy to make such a personal film as The Bright Side. It has nurtured, inspired and entertained me in a dark time. I am delighted to have a chance to share it with Irish audiences on the big screen this summer where I hope it will do the same for them."

The Bright Side is in Irish cinemas from August 20th. A UK release has yet to be announced.

Check out the trailer and poster below.

The official synopsis reads:

World-weary stand-up comedienne, Kate McLaughlin is in a dark place - she wants out. Her morbid prayers are answered in the form of a cancer diagnosis. To placate her family, she begrudgingly agrees to undergo chemotherapy. Armed with staggering levels of cynicism and a plethora of blackly comic jokes, Kate gets off to a bad start with four other women she encounters in the chemo ward; four women from all walks of Irish life, whose unsolicited friendships are perfectly designed to blow open her shut down heart.

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