One of the most celebrated contemporary Irish poets lays her extraordinary life bare in memorable fashion, as captured by Pat Collins, who has the very good sense to anchor his superb film around Nuala Ní Dhomhnaill’s formidable skills as a natural born storyteller. What a woman! And what a story! The great passions of Ní Dhomhnaill’s life are explored in depth: the Irish language, the written word, and the Turkish husband who changed her life forever. It’s a tale once heard, never forgotten.
Tickets for each of the Pat Collins’ Short Works are priced at €5.
This film is screening as part of the IFI’s season, Poetic Truths: The Cinema of Pat Collins (August 4th – 21st).