Song of Granite Ireland, Canada 2017 | 104 min | OV with german s.t. | Black & White | FF 2017
Pat CollinsPAT COLLINS (*1967) has made more than 25 documentary and feature films, mostly dealing with dying traditions and aspects of Irish history.
nominated for FILMFEST HAMBURG Critics' Choice Award
rated for 0 + yearsEndless green fields, craggy rock formations and majestically thundering surf – the landscape of Ireland. This breath-taking natural spectacle, along with the country's myths and fables have been a commanding influence on Irish folk musician Joe Heaney. Born in 1919, he has dedicated his life to the traditional Gaelic song form of Sean-nós and become an international legend. Song Of Granite takes an unsentimental look at an artist as driven as he is gifted, from his childhood in Ireland and his time in the USA, up until his death. Shot in mesmerizing monochrome and enhanced with rare archive footage, the film celebrates the beauty of Irish culture.
Orig. Title: Song of Granite
Filmtype: Fiction Feature
Original language: Irish, English
Director: Pat Collins
Screenplay: Pat Collins, Eoghan Mac Giolla Bhríde, Sharon Whooley
Cast: Macdara Ó Fatharta, Mícheál Ó Confhaola, Jaren Cerf, Pól Ó Ceannabháín, Colm Seoighe
Producer: Alan Maher, Jessie Fisk, Martin Paul-Hus
Sprachfassung: OV with german s.t.
Music: Delphine Measroch
Camera: Richard Kendrick
Set Designer: Padraig O'Neill
Cutter: Tadhg O’ Sullivan
World Sales: Visit Films
Production: Marcie Films; Amerique Film production; Harvest Films; South Wind Blows; Roads Entertainment
contact: Alan Maher, Marcie Films: Alan@marciefilms.com