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IRELAND ON SUNDAY: SHAMOCRACY

Director: GARY BERMINGHAM, aNDREW KEOGH, RICHARD O'CONNOR

85 minutes, 2012, Colour, Digi-beta


Ireland on Sunday is our monthly showcase for new Irish film.

Filmed on a micro-budget over the course of two years with a minimal script outline and improvised scenes involving real people, politicians and celebrities, Shamrocracy blurs the line between fiction and reality to create a biting commentary on Ireland today.

Terry Ghusto (Gary Bermingham) is the returning émigré moving in with his brother-in-law, newly unemployed road-sweeper Bobby Channels (Andrew Travers), while attempting to make a name for himself in local politics. The film follows the varying fortunes of the two, as Terry’s high-flying pretensions come into sharp conflict with Bobby’s own more humble voyage of self-discovery.

Directors Gary Bermingham, Andrew Keogh and Richard O’Connor will participate in a post-screening Q&A.

 

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