Director: George Dewhurst

This film screened 5th March 2016.

With a live solo performance of score by composer Mícheál Ó Súilleabháin.

We are delighted to present the premiere performance of Mícheál Ó Súilleabháin’s solo piano accompaniment to Irish Destiny – re-orchestrated to launch our 1916 Centenary programme. Irish Destiny is the most historically significant film made in Ireland in the silent period. Its release in 1926 coincided with the 10th anniversary of the Easter Rising. A love story played against the backdrop of the War of Independence, it cleverly incorporates newsreel footage of the Black and Tans and the burning of Cork within the dramatised narrative. For decades believed lost, the IFI Irish Film Archive has now restored Irish Destiny, including the painstakingly hand-tinted sequences, to its original glory. The film is now preserved in the IFI Irish Film Archive.

Screening as part of the IFI’s 1916 Appraising the Uprising commemorative season.

All tickets €12. Free list suspended.

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