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In celebration of the Irish Jewish Gathering (July 21st – 28th) and the contribution of Irish Jewry to the nation’s cultural life we present a selection of short films made by Jewish-Irish filmmakers.
PROGRAMME 2: THE IMPORTANCE OF BEING DUBLIN
A tour of Dublin hosted by Mícheál MacLiammóir and directed by Norman Cohen.
Jonathon Cohen, stunt man (Game of Thrones, Hugo, Harry Potter) and son of Norman will introduce his father’s film The Importance of Being Dublin on Tuesday, July 23rd at 13.10. We’re also delighted to welcome Norman’s three brothers, Maurice, Marshall and Len – all coming together to celebrate the Jewish Gathering with Len flown in from Leeds and Marshall from Canada.
The film, one of a catalogue of Irish work made before he found success in the UK with a series of comedies including Confessions of a Window Cleaner, Stand up Virgin Soldiers and Dad’s Army, was missing, believed lost, until two months ago Maurice Cohen unearthed a print in his attic and brought it into the IFI Irish Film Archive for preservation.