Join us for FREE screenings of films from the IFI Irish Film Archive. This month: innovative Danish filmmaker Jon Bang Carslen attends the IFI Stranger Than Fiction Documentary Film Festival, to discuss his catalogue of Irish films. Here we present his two shorter films:
PROGRAMME 1: MY IRISH DIARY/MIN IRSKE DAGBOG
Re-visiting Carlsen’s record of the year that his young son spent as a visitor at the village school in Ballyvaughan, Co. Clare learning English, Irish and religion, and making friends with local children.
FILM INFO: 28 minutes, 1996
PROGRAMME 2: THROUGH IRISH EYES
Never before seen in Ireland, Carlsen describes this short essay film as “talking heads from the past talking about a future of yesterday.” At a gathering in a Dalkey hotel, Patrick Bergin, his brother Alan, Father Tom Stack, Brendan Dempsey, the late Michael Davitt and Aine O’Connor attempt to define Irishness.
FILM INFO: 26 minutes, 1998
Archive at Lunchtime screenings are on Mondays and Wednesdays at approx. 13.00, with a double bill at the same time on Saturdays. Please check back here or with the IFI Box Office for schedule. Programme 1 and Programme 2 screen separately on Mondays and Wednesdays throughout September also.
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