Launching out second week of Edinburgh Film Festival coverage, we can share this roundtable interview we took part in with Anna Paquin, Stephen Moyer and Denis O'Hare for 'The Parting Glass'
The Parting Glass is a powerful, moving and beautifully structured drama about family, love and loss, and provides a perfect platform for a series of striking performances. Driven by a core team of True Blood alumni (director Stephen Moyer, star Anna Paquin, and writer and star Denis O’Hare), the film follows a family reeling from their younger sister’s death as they embark on a journey to collect the remnants of her life. The family delve into past memories to piece together a portrait of the woman they lost. The film marks Stephen Moyer’s directorial debut, with the astute script providing a wonderful platform for a talented group of actors. O’Hare, Melissa Leo and Cynthia Nixon star as the siblings who reminisce about their younger sister (Paquin) as they make their way to her apartment to sort through items that spark memories. In a long drive across a chilly landscape, the siblings are joined by the sister’s husband and their father . The film charts how a close-knit family deals with grief and loss – with laughter, tears and muddled memories