Josie has spent all his adult life as the caretaker of a crumbling petrol station on the outskirts of a small Irish town. He has no close friends and is immediately discounted as a harmless misfit by the townspeople who frequently bully him. Despite it all he is relentlessly optimistic and, in his own peculiar way, happy.
GARAGE is a tragicomedy that chronicles one man's search for intimacy during the course of a life-changing summer. Like many films about life's little things, it winds up asking the big questions. Although taking a rather harsh look at the realities of life, a generous dose of humour makes GARAGE an enjoyable experience.
Lenny Abrahamson (b. 1966) studied physics and philosophy at Trinity College Dublin, where he graduated in 1991. Since then he has directed commercials for television in Ireland and worldwide. His first feature film, ADAM & PAUL (2004) won him the Best Director award at the Irish Film and Television Awards. GARAGE is his second feature film.