access CINEMA release Our Children opens in Irish Film Institute and Triskel Christchurch from Friday May 10th
access>CINEMA releases the Belgian drama Our Children (A Perdre La Raison) at the Irish Film Institute, Dublin and Triskel Christchurch Cork from today, May 10th. + more
Muide Éire (2010)
Director Cathal Watters
Muide Éire is a documentary film on the history of Ireland on Screen. From the horse drawn carriages of Dublin’s yesteryear to the latest summer blockbuster, the project takes an intimate look at filmmaking in this country - as a visual expression of Irish culture, celebrating contemporary filmmakers, in both the Irish and English language.
From the glamour of red carpet interviews to behind-the-scenes 5am starts, Muide Éire invites the viewer into this world where art and industry exist in delicate balance. The heart of this documentary is our investigation into representations of Ireland and the Irish - how the Irish have been viewed abroad, and how we represent ourselves on screen. “There’s an American fascination with all things Irish, but it always comes back to the size of the country, and the incredible creative output we’ve had. We are at our very core, a nation of storytellers.” Colin Farrell The documentary explores Irish film and TV history in a thematic, rather than chronological manner, exploring Landscape, Character, and the Screen as a Mirror to Society. Over 500 clips from over 200 titles illustrate a vibrant visual history, including MY LEFT FOOT, SEACHT, ADAM & PAUL, HIS & HERS, THE PIPE, CORP & ANAM, ROS NA RÚN, THE COMMITMENTS, IN THE NAME OF THE FATHER, INTO THE WEST, POITÍN, SONG FOR A RAGGY BOY and never-before-seen footage from behind the scenes on THE QUIET MAN.
Running Time 83m