Irish Film Institute -IFI FAMILY: BRAVE


Director: Mark Andrews, Brenda Chapman, Steve Purcell

93 mins, U.S.A., 2012, Digital

This film screened 31st January 2016.

Princess Merida (Kelly Macdonald) of the Scottish Highlands is no ordinary princess. Tough and sparky, this redheaded girl sets out to become the kingdom’s best archer, and grows up believing she can be what she wants till her mother, Elinor (Emma Thompson), tells her she has to choose a husband. Not a chance, she hightails it to the forest where she begs a witch to change Elinor’s mind. When the spell goes wrong, Merida is given two adventure-filled days to reverse it.

Pixar paint a gorgeous Scotland and fill it with humour, music and traditions. Folksinger Julie Fowlis sings theme songs Touch the Sky and Into the Open Air.

Tickets €4.80 per person, €14.40 family tickets (2 adults + 2 children, 1 adult + 3 children).

In association with Temple Bar Tradfest 2016 (January 27th – 31st). See page 13 for details of our other Tradfest event, The Farm Below the Mountain, a ciné-concert, on January 30th.

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