Arena: James Joyce’s Ulysses

Director: Adam Low

This new feature-length documentary from Adam Low (Seamus Heaney and the Music of What Happens) unlocks Joyce’s masterpiece in all its surprising, poetic, moving, verbose, sexually explicit and endlessly hilarious glory, from its earliest crossed out manuscript pages to the final iconic edition, bound in the blue of the Greek flag in honour of Homer’s Odyssey. With contributions from Salman Rushdie, Colm Tóibín, Anne Enright, Howard Jacobson, Eimear McBride, Paul Muldoon, John McCourt, Nuala O’Connor and many others.

A DoubleBand/Lone Star Co-production for BBC Arts and BBC Northern Ireland and with the support of Northern Ireland Screen

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