The Allotment

2011, 8 minutes

A young man returns to Ireland to appease his father and meets his father’s old adversary.

Andy and his ex-army father have not seen each other for some time. To become closer to his father, and as part of a community program to help Andy back on the straight and narrow, he agrees to his father’s wishes and returns to near his birth place in Ireland. The program involves simple tasks working on an allotment with Ryan, an Irish friend from his father’s past. Andy realises his father and Ryan were on opposing sides of the political divide and questions Ryan’s suitability. He gets more than he bargains for but gains a deeper respect for his father.

Connected mandy members:

Frank Ryan
Philip Codd