The debut screenplay by acclaimed Irish playwright Owen McCafferty, Ordinary Love had its world premiere at TIFF 2019. Staring Academy Award® nominee Lesley Manville (Phantom Thread) and Liam Neeson (Schindler’s List), Ordinary Love is directed by Lisa Barros D’Sa and Glenn Leyburn (co-directors Good Vibrations).
Joan and Tom have been married for many years. There is an ease to their relationship which only comes from spending a life time together and a depth of love which expresses itself through tenderness and humour in equal part. When Joan is unexpectedly diagnosed with breast cancer, the course of her treatment shines a light on their relationship as they are faced with the challenges that lie ahead and the prospect of what might happen if something were to happen to Joan. ORDINARY LOVE is a story about love, survival and the epic questions life throws at each and every one of us.