Director - Brian Stynes

Genre -

Duration - 1 hour 14 minutes

Country - Ireland

Language - English

Year - 2018

SYNOPSIS : Imprisoned for dangerous driving and possession of illegal substances, Jason Buckley is finding it difficult to adjust to life outside prison.Jason was driving home from the hospital where his mother had recently passed away when he lost control of his car and hit a young boy killing him instantly, to make matters worse, his lifelong ne'er do well friend, Joe, had hidden a kilogram of street ready cannabis in Jason's car, for safe keeping the owner of which will seek reimbursement for the loss of their product. Jason is trying to remain anonymous as he accumulates cash in case the owners of the cannabis come looking for money but is haunted by the memory of the accident and is being stalked by the mother of the dead child. Added to this, he lives next door to a troubled woman who keeps questionable company endangering her own family. Penitent is a bleak tale about the soul crushing effects of guilt and a man driven to seek any way out of his inescapable torture.


Official Selection October 2018