about Red Roses and Petrol Soundtrack
Based upon the Irish play by acclaimed writer Joseph O’Conner, and directed by Tamar Simon Hoffs, the darkly comedic drama offers a tour-de-force showcase for Golden Globe nominee Malcolm McDowell as Enda Doyle, a university librarian, poet, and rascal who is the flawed patriarch of a dysfunctional family struggling to come to terms with his death and with one another. Unfolding amidst a haze of cigarette smoke and uneaten food, as his family gathers in Dublin for his wake, RED ROSES AND PETROL explores the emotional dynamics of familial relationships with sharp humor and surprising turns.
McDowell’s body of work encompasses more than 40 years of cinematic achievements, including such classic films as A Clockwork Orange, O Lucky Man!, If.... and Time After Time. He has also been a regular guest star on NBC’s “Heroes” and HBO’s “Entourage.”
RED ROSES AND PETROL has garnered awards from the Avignon Film Festival, the Boston Irish Film Festival, the Newport Beach Film Festival, and the Toronto International Film Festival.
The film’s soundtrack features music from Susanna Hoffs of the Bangles, and composer Seth Podowitz, along with bonus tracks by the Rainmakers, Joe Puerta (Ambrosia), and the Elders.
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