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Cúilín Dualach

    • Director

      Nora Twomey

    • Credits

      Producer: Ross Murray. Writer: Jackie Mac Donnacha

  • Category

    Irish Language

One of the multi-award winning Cartoon Saloon’s earliest animated shorts, Cúilín Dualach brings us into the world of a young boy born with his head on backwards. The wider world is predictably shocked by Cúilín Dualach; he is shunned, mocked, and even his own father ignores him as the boy searches for something he excels at. Nora Twomey, who would later co-directed Cartoon Saloon’s Oscar-nominated Secret of Kells, here creates a surprising, charming and poignant tale about celebrating difference.

Best Animation Award at the 3rd Irish Film and Television Awards 2005.

12 minutes, Ireland, 2004, Colour

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