Director: Frank Shouldice

82 mins, Ireland, 2018, Digital

This film was released on Friday 29th March 2019 and is no longer screening. 

Bobby Coote, 80-something Cavan bachelor, lives next door to his brother, Ernie, and spends his days pottering about, fixing clocks, making violins from old furniture and zipping about the countryside on his motorbike. But despite his apparent contentment he has never lost sight of a lifelong dream – to take to the skies. Securing the help of his neighbour Sean, and to the derision of Ernie, Bobby sets about building a runway and a hangar and investing his life savings in his own private flying machine.

Inviting us into the quiet hinterland of the Irish border, we are wholly captivated by a gently eccentric character and his friends who are determined to realise a crazy dream at any cost. In this debut feature, award-winning journalist and playwright Frank Shouldice has created a truly uplifting and joyful piece of cinema.

(Notes by Sunniva O’Flynn.)

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