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Song of Granite

Pat Collins, 104 minutes, 2017

Acclaimed filmmaker Pat Collins (Silence) presents the life story of legendary sean nós singer Joe Heaney (Seosamh Ó hÉanaí). The film celebrates the genius of the musician while painting an unflinching portrait of a deeply enigmatic and complex man. Born in Connemara in…

Song of the Sea

Tomm Moore, 90 minutes, 2014

Ben (David Rawle) lives in a lighthouse with his father (Brendan Gleeson) and mother (Lisa Hannigan) who enchants him with tales of selkies who transform from seals into humans. His happiness is disrupted when she passes away in childbirth leaving…

Splanc!

Pat Collins
Oonagh Kearney
Megs Morley
Tom Flanagan
Dónal Ó Céilleachair
Tadhg O'Sullivan
Feargal Ward
Adrian Duncan
Sharon Whooley, 50 minutes, 2016

A programme of seven of the short films commissioned by the Arts Council and TG4, in association with the Galway Film Centre, for Splanc! 2016. This is a special edition of the Irish-language documentary scheme in which film artists provide their creative responses…

Sylvia

Seamus Moran, 6 minutes, 2012

In an effort to impress classmate Eibhlín (Manini Linuza), teenager Pól (Jack Quinn) takes on the task of caring for a cherished motorcycle, Sylvia. Initially successful, Stevie soon finds caring for Sylvia more work than he can handle in this…

Tríd an Stoirm

Fred Burdy, 8 minutes, 2012

A bereft widow forces a banshee to take her to the underworld to rescue her husband in this IFB-funded animated short from Fred Bundy. 

Yu Ming is Ainm Dom

Daniel O'Hara, 13 minutes, 2003

Yu Ming (Daniel Wu) tries to escape the monotony of life working in a supermarket in China by learning Irish (Gaelic) and moving to Ireland in this charming short that satirises the lack of Irish spoken in Ireland. Yu Ming…

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