Event 445

Imagine…Colm Toibin: His Mother's Son

A BBC Screening at Hay

Venue: BBC Tent

In this thoughtful, lyrical film, Imagine talks to the acclaimed and curiously divided Irish writer Colm Tóibín. Loud and affable in person, Tóibín writes sombre stories of grief and quiet heartbreak, repeatedly returning to the dark narrative of his own childhood and the complicated relationships between mothers and sons.

In the year that his bestselling novel Brooklyn is being adapted for the cinema and The Testament of Mary continues to provoke controversy, Tóibín publishes his most poignant and personal novel yet. With Fiona Shaw, Anne Enright and Nick Hornby.

Under 16s must be accompanied by an adult over 18 years.
Duration: 1 hour 15 minutes
Free but ticketed
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Imagine…Colm Toibin: His Mother's Son