The Living Wake
Director: Sol Tryon
Writers: Peter Kline, Mike O'Connell
Cast: Mike O'Connell, Jesse Eisenberg, Jim Gaffigan, Ann Dowd
Duration: 1h 28min
Country: United States
Starring Oscar nominee Jesse Eisenberg (The Social Network) and comedian Mike O’Connell (Funny People) director Sol Tryon’s critically acclaimed debut feature is a timeless fairytale with a biting sense of humour, sure to be a cult classic.
When self-proclaimed genius K. Roth Binew (O’Connell) learns his life will be cut short by a grave but unnamed illness, he decides to go out in style – with a living wake. Accompanied by his faithful assistant Mills (Eisenberg), K. Roth spends his final day on earth revisiting all the people who touched his life – from the village prostitute to his estranged mother – in order to invite them to his grand finale.