A celebrated but exacting 25 professor of metaphysical poetry, Vivian Bearing has been diagnosed with an aggressive form of cancer. It seems her life is nearing its final chapter.
”A deliciously erudite, amusing and affecting script” Irish Times
As she submits herself to an experimental treatment, Vivian approaches her illness with the same uncompromising rigour she brings to bear on the sonnets of John Donne. Through it all she comes to reassess her life and her work with profundity and a moving wry humour.
Margaret Edison’s Pulitzer prize winning, ‘Wit’ is a striking and sharply funny reflection on the frailty of existence and of the complex relationship between knowledge and love.
Directed by Andrew Flynn