Status: Released

Original release: Calgary International Film Festival September 24, 2020

Released to theaters and streaming in Canada March 12, 2021

Written and directed by Matt Bissonnette, inspired by the music and words of Leonard Cohen

Cast: Gabriel Byrne, Brian Gleeson, Jessica Paré, Suzanne Clément, Antoine Olivier Pilon, Karelle Tremblay

Filmed on location in Montreal and Ontario, Canada, and in the west of Ireland

For his performance as Samuel O’Shea in this film, Gabriel Byrne won the 2021 Irish Film and Television Award for Best Actor in a Lead Role – Film



Inspired by the work of Leonard Cohen, and set to some of his most beloved music, Death of a Ladies’ Man tells the funny, magical and emotional journey of Samuel O’Shea (GABRIEL BYRNE), a womanizing poetry professor whose second or third mid-life crisis takes a fantastical, grave and then sublime turn when he returns to his family cottage in Ireland and meets the woman of his dreams who is full of unexpected surprises. —from the official press release announcement

More information at IMDB and Wikipedia

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Gabriel Byrne and Jessica Paré in a scene from the film

Behind the Scenes

Gabriel Byrne shooting in Galway, Ireland
with costumer Jade Goodfellow, June 2019