Irish Film Institute -International Film Directory – Film Listing

Art Will Save the World

    • Director

      Niall McCann

    • Credits

      Producer: Clare Ridge. Writer: Niall McCann

  • Category


Niall McCann’s energetic first feature Art Will Save the World celebrates forgotten singer-songwriter, novelist and artist, Luke Haines. Haines, one of the founding members of “The Auteurs”, is often described as one of the great English contemporary songwriters, a man who launched Britpop but who then disappeared into obscurity. Through his own wry commentaries, which are dark, unapologetic and very funny, and through observations from his contemporaries and friends including Jarvis Cocker, David Peace and Arthur Matthews, Art Will Save the World explores the work, legacy, battles and the future of this perennial outsider of Britpop and allows us to meet the forgotten man.

Notes by Sunniva O'Flynn.

70 minutes, Ireland, 2012, Colour

The IFI is supported
by The Arts Council

Arts Council of Ireland