About Dance First

Literary genius Samuel Beckett lived a life of many parts: Parisian bon vivant, WWII Resistance fighter, Nobel Prize-winning playwright, philandering husband, recluse. But despite all the adulation that came his way, he was a man acutely aware of his own failings.

Titled after Beckett's famous ethos ‘Dance first, think later’, James Marsh’s film - featuring two stellar performances from Gabriel Byrne and Aidan Gillen - is a sweeping account of the life of this 20th-century icon.